Baby stuff

It is funny how sometimes the simplest ideas turn out to be the greatest, but you just need to get the idea first. This time all it took was a question from a beloved friend "How about...?" and my answer was "Let me think, I have never done one before" followed by a big WHY? Oh my, I am sure at this point you all are more likely to ask WHAT? so let's get to the point: Bibs. Baby bibs with happy Moomins:

Baby-models can cost a pretty penny so my beloved teddy Jaques aka Jaska (just turned 38yrs) did the job, and quite well I must add. Above he is starring a yellow bias binded number with winter/summer theme.

Since there are no babies living at my house currently (one little princess visits quite often but she has just decided that age 1,5yrs is the right to loose the bibs for good) there was no any ready made bibs to find a pattern-ideas so a little googleing for the approximate measurements was in order. Then a newspaper and a plate were taken into action and a template was created. I have heard some real designers use computers and such to create their masterpieces but here we trust the old ways. Seems to work pretty well still.

After the basic design for the bib was done it was just matter of choosing the prettiest fabrics and refreshing memories from 25 some years back from school "How to use bias binding" and getting the very same heureka-moment than back then: the other side really is a tad wider and when you place that right (down), the sewing really is much, much easier. Big moments, friends...

And ta-dah! Happy bibs for pretty spring babies! 

These are such fun to make, so if any babies around yours are in need of pretty bibs, just let me know and I will sew some more (a lot more, I think, as the baby-news keep coming from all over the world), materials I definitely have enough *ahem* 

Happy Sunday, everyone!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are so cute Mia and who needs a computer when you've got a plate, it's probably much quicker that way anyway!!
Your fabric choice is great and I'm sure they will be a big success, even if at one and half years your niece is way tooooo old for one! :)
Wishing you a happy new week my friend,
V x

ktoo said...

nice things <3<3<3

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! These are really Super fun! so glad that your griend asked for one and you got this great idea! Have a wonderful week! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! I would love to try one of those fancy programs some day, I am sure it would be great but in the meanwhile we go free hand :)

Have a wonderful new and sunny week, happy bunnying!


Mia said...

Hello ktoo,

Thank you! I am so happy to have you visiting me here, welcome again!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Thank you! I think Moomins make anything better :) and baby+moomin=cuteness overload!

Happy March, dear friend, enjoy your sewing other creating!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Well done Mia! Love the bibs and I love your pattern, that's exactly how I make my pattern too, for buntings, pincushions etc..... Love your fabrics! Another clever idea my dear, xoRobin

jama said...

Love the adorable bibs! And Jaska is the best model. :)
Happy Almost Spring!

Anne Toprak said...

Sweet bibs, Mia. Love that baby chair. Happy MOnday to all of you......

Anne and all

Helen Philipps said...

Love your cute bibs, Mia! The fabrics look so fresh and colourful and the pattern is great....I make patterns that way too :)
Happy week!
Helen xox

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Thank you! Lovely that my bibs were liked, but let's face it: not my design but Moomins make everything cuter :)

Happy weekend soon!


Mia said...

Hello Jama,

Thank you! Jaska sends you a big kiss and many greetings to all your teddies!

Happy, sunny March!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

Thank you so much! Babies and Moomins are the best combo - you will have such a wonderful year ahead!

Happy spring day to you all!


Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you! I am happy my bibs seem to be liked - and lovely that patter-making is done the old way :) elsewhere too!

Have a wonderful spring weekend soon!


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