Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wearing o' the Green, Scarlet, and Gray

Happy St. Patty's Day (there's ten minutes left until March 18... I barely got this post in on time!)

So did you wear your green today? Here's my fam toting our glorious green garments:

I should have sewed something green today, but I ran across an OSU towel at a thrift store for 59c, and you guessed it, it's becoming a toddler bib. I'm on a roll with these towel bibs. They're so quick and easy to make. I'm a lazy sewer. I like short projects that I can get done in under an hour. It's something about the instant gratification...

Below is the bib all finished minus the trim. The gray fabric was a polo shirt of my hubby's that made it to my fabric pile. Thank goodness for pit stains! I get lots of shirts that way :) The fabric on the back was a thrifted skirt awhile back. I love polka dots. They make me happy.

And once again, I can't decide which trim to use so I'll put it to a vote. My husband voted for the white rick rack, but I don't think I like that one. I think I like the red polka dot ribbon the best.

All the trims... aren't they purdy? I like the packaging for the black rick-rack-esque stuff. Below are the four options. Leave me a comment and let me know which one looks the best.


  1. Love the fam photo! I had to dig thru summer clothes to find a green T"...I have green fingers right now, will that count?LOL

  2. Such a cute family photo. Love the baby Buckeye bib. It's so important to start them out early. We removed the blue and maize crayons from the pack. (not really, well...)

  3. I go for either the white or black rick rack. The white is best, I think. beep, beep... polka dots in red do not scream baby boy, haha!

  4. This is such a clever idea! And we go through so many bibs, that I can see sewing a bunch of these.

    I too like the red polka dot trim, to match the dots on the back.

  5. Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. I've enjoyed browsing your blog and seeing the cute clothing that you make for your little one. You have a beautiful family and you all look wonderful in green!
    Thought I'd mention to you that I have made bouquets out of fabric flowers before and they turned out really cute. Your idea to turn it into a wedding bouquet is a good one. Just to let you know, I plan to do a post on how to add a wire to fabric flowers in a future post.
    Take care!

  6. You know this Buckeye mama loves the bib! Adorable!!! Great family photo, btw.