Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fabric Addiction


Admittedly, I am at the fabric store more often than I should be--but there is always something that I've forgotten and desperately need before finishing my next project--or with Summer drawing near, JoAnn's keeps having sale after sale! It's just not fair... I can't stay away! A fabric store or a craft store is my version of a candy store for a child. :) So, on one of my numerous trips recently we were waiting in line to cut some fabric, and because I can't just stand in line and patiently wait, I took and number and started browsing up and down the isles--I had no intention of buying more fabric, but you know those coordinated fat-quarter fabric bundles they keep in the corner? I should avoid those... but I can't, and the colors were just so cute, so I had to buy this adorable polka dot flannel.
But what am I to do with it? Sure, it's cute, but flannel fat quarters really don't do me much good. But wait--I have a NIECE now! Suddenly bright polka flannels are looking very promising in baby accessories. So, with the help of my TinkerMama, I learned how to do machine embroidered appliqu├ęs (I love technology), and made a few new burp-cloths for baby Heather:


This one is my personal favorite. :)
But that only took care of 3 of the 5 fat quarters, and my ADD refused to make more burp-cloths, so next I tried a few baby bibs:

Who knew that having a baby niece could be so wonderful?! Baby things are just so much more fun to make than big people things. :P

P.S. My project was featured by the following awesome blogs!

Featured at Truly Lovely


Simply Sweet Home!
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25 comments:

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I absolutely love all of your adorable designs. I can't decide which is my favorite. It might be the bib with the yo-yo on it because I am about halfway through making enough yo-yos for a king sized bed coverlet!

Walking by Faith said...

So cute! These would be perfect for you to link up with my new linky party So Sweet Sundays!

I'm your newest follower and would love to have you come follow me, as well!

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Heather said...

Cute love all the bright springy colors!

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Laura said...

Nice bibs with really unusual shapes! Lovely!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Oh my! These are so darn cute! I love the bright, cheerful colors!

I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

amy@flexibledreams said...

So, I was looking at this post and deciding if I should leave a generic "how cute" comment when my four year old daughter walked in the room and started gushing over these bibs. She spent a long time looking at them and exclaiming over each little detail... which made the bibs even cuter to me :-)

"JoAnn's keeps having sale after sale! It's just not fair... I can't stay away!" No kidding! Check out the spoils of my latest trip. http://flexibledreams.blogspot.com/2011/04/nook-or-kindle-case-tutorial.html

radn said...

Love the bird appliques! The flower bib is just adorable! I do agree baby things are much more adorable!

I am having a $40 store credit giveaway from Urban Walls on my blog. You can get any vinyl decal from the store.They have some great vinyl decals to update any room!They have great decals for a baby's room! Just leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite decal to win! http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/40-store-credit-from-urban-walls-to-get.html

April said...

These are so adorable! My favorite is the coral & yellow colored one! Precious! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

Lindy said...

sew cute and talented! I hopped over from Sarahndipities and this is one more reason I need to learn to sew. So cute!

Jana said...

So super cute! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam. Hope you were able to enter some of the 28 giveaways on my blog as well.

Lisa said...

These are adorable! Love your fabric choices and the designs!

Emilee said...

WOW so cute! I love all the little birds and your fabrics are gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Saw this at Tip Junkie...I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Linky Party! The link is below!
Smiles,
Melanie
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Jocelyn said...

Very cute! I especially like the burp cloths. That machine applique looks so good.
I love making things for babies, too.

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

These are so sute- I am going to borrow the little chick for my sister-in-laws baby shower! I hope you link uo to Workshop Wednesday- it would make a great addition! goobyecityhellosuburbs

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

So Adorable!!

I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

Alisa
Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
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Christine said...

I just love happy fabric and these bibs are adorable! Thanks for linking up with my Show and Share party.

Sachiko said...

You are very skilled lady! All the bibs are so cute!

Naturally Carol said...

Fabulous birds and flower bibs! I am now your newest follower, please feel free to pop in anytime.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

These are adorable!!!

~ Sarah

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Those birdie burp cloths are ADORABLE!!! So much so we featured them today in the Fancy This Features post! Hope you'll check it out and grab a button! :)

http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/04/fancy-this-features-edition-21.html

Jerri said...

These are so cute! I love the birds! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm going to feature you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I featured this project on my blog today!! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

How did you do that???

Love! Do you have a tutorial on it?

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope to see you back again this week.

TulipsAndTurnips said...

Your bibs are adorable!! Great blog and great things! : )
I'm one of your followers now!