These little bibs are a couple more overdue baby gifts (the babies aren't overdue, the gifts are.) The babies were born a while ago which is why the gifts are overdue.
I used some of my dwindling stash of Cath Kidston cotton duck fabric that I bought years ago at a little shop that sadly no longer exists. CK wasn't well known back then and the metres I bought were cheap, really cheap! I've had endless enjoyment using these prints but now this stash is nearly gone.
The cotton duck is sturdy yet softens with washing. I've backed the bibs with a cozy, lightweight denim and made them reversible - always handy
if when the printed side gets stained with carrots.
The pattern is my own - a simple shape and a useful size. I hope the beautiful little babes they're going to enjoy mucking them up.
I interrupt this post to bring you our budding virtuoso. Just had to, she's so excited about starting violin lessons she wants the world to know about it, or at least the minuscule percentage of it that may read this little post.
The sticker decorations were placed there by past students - it's hired from the teacher. I didn't know children get new sizes of violins as their arms grow longer.
At the moment Gracie is torn between being a prima ballerina or in the orchestra - no lack of confidence there then!
Speaking of ballerinas, I did an hour and a half of Pilates yesterday (it was a very wet, windy stay indoors day.) I followed this DVD by the amazing Ms Bussell, loved it and highly recommend it. Wasn't sure Pilates would be too effective without a real life instructor, today I know it is - there's pain in muscles that have obviously been ignored for far too long.
Big WIP here. I've been working on embellishing some large, linen cushion covers for this lovely lady. I didn't want to take them apart and risk damaging the loose weave of the linen so it's been a little tricky to work on them.
I've used Bondaweb and appliqued flowers that match her room colours and I'm adding simple stitching for decoration and to strengthen the applique.
These covers have been sitting in my craft room staring at me for months. I haven't touched them because I knew I wouldn't have a long stretch of time to work on and complete them. I like to know I'll have time to finish a project or I won't even start it, another reason I still can't knit!