October 10, 2011

Any Day Now

Over here, while we pack and sort and such, we're also waiting for news of the arrival of another baby girl. My dear friend will have her first baby any day now.

And not too long ago we were invited to her baby shower.

My older daughter really wanted to come, and luckily there was a life-long friend in attendance, since the "oohing" and "ahhing" over teeny tiny baby things lost it's charm for this seven-year-old pretty quickly. (The cupcakes, on the other hand, were fascinating to the last bite.)

I wanted to make a gift but strangely, despite being invited at least a month in advance, the party snuck up on me. So I needed something great and fast. No knitted booties. No baby quilts. And sadly, no sweaters.

I had about one afternoon and plenty of fabric in my stash to spare. One obvious solution was my modified version of the Messy Kid Bib by Oliver + S: awesome in every way, super quick to make, and utterly useful.

I made a bunch (four or five?) and a handy little gift bag (which could very easily end up being even more useful than the bibs—I use mine to stow diapers and wipes, snacks, knitting projects, you know, whatever needs to be collected).

Hopefully they'll see lots of mess—for years to come!

Happy sewing!

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