Sunday 20 April 2008

Small offerings

A few lovely ladies I know have recently given birth to little girls, having previously only had boys in their families.

I wanted to make a small and very simple gift for them to welcome these new arrivals, so I got a couple of little Bonds long sleeved tops and added an applique, then made up a matching bib.

A few of the EB girls - Ingrid and Corrie have been making bibs and they were so sweet I thought I'd give it a go.

These bibs are not as practical as those made by Ingrid with the wipe-clean finish, they are just two pieces of cotton (pink with white dots on the back) with some ric rack on the front. I was going for more of a 'going out' bib for dribble rather than a feeding bib kind of look!

I used a very simple pattern I found ages ago on the Nested blog and the fabric shown here is Japanese, a piece given to me by Corrie when we met up. (Similar fabric is available in her Retro Mummy shop.)

Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the other set - it was white with a heart applique in coloured heart fabric and matching bib, with of course the pink dotty fabric on the back.


fallen~from~grace said...

Karen, that top and matching bib is GORGEOUS! So sweet and girly, I'm sure it will go down a treat!

Cass said...

Karen I love the top and bib, that fabric is a favourite

Natalie said...

Awww what an adorable set! I planned on making bibs and appliqué singlets and tops but didn't get around to it. Looking forward to getting some sewing time soon, am missing it terribly!

Ruth said...

ohhh, that's so cute Karen. Your friends are lucky to receive such gorgeous gifts, made with love :-)

Natalie said...

lol Karen, I can't believe I received the other set today! Thank you so much, they are both just wonderful. Don't worry about not taking a photo, I have just put up modeled shots on my blog - thank you again xx

Anonymous said...

It's very, very cute!!! And I am sure it was very appreciated! Lovely =)