Monday, July 13, 2009
These are for Asher, adorable boy extraordinaire born recently to my bosom friend and her husband. He is their third baby, and since they make such pretty towheaded munchkins I think they should go ahead and round it up to ten. Right, Robyn? Ha ha.
This set is backed with white chenille on both the bib and the burp cloths, and the burp cloths also have a layer of batting sandwiched in between to soak up the really juicy burps. Once again all credit for the free bib pattern goes to Chickpea Sewing Studio. Thank you! The burp cloths are just rectangles with a pieced strip of contrasting fabric at the bottom of each.
I thought I'd be smart and do snaps instead of buttons this time. I even bought some pretty pearlized snaps for the job. Then I realized I'm not smart enough to put them on properly. Much sweating, vein bulging, instruction reading, thumb whacking, tong prying and bib patching later, I did finally manage to put three functioning snaps in place. However I had to throw away at least 12 crumpled sets of snaps. I think there is a little tool available that makes this easier. I think I must get that tool.
I was delighted to have a way to use some new LizzyHouse Red Letter Day fabric. Isn't it yummy looking? But still great for a boy in these particular colorways. The ducks had me at hello. And I'd really really really love to make her Marble Champ Quilt some day.
(As an aside, have you ever had a project that was snakebitten from the start? Seemingly simple, but you can't seem to do an everlovin' stinkety thing right from the get go until the bitter end? Stupid mistake followed by stupider mistake? This was one of those projects. Besides the 12 sets of snaps there was extensive seam ripping, and I also threw away an almost-finished bib and a burp cloth that were so screwed up there was no hope of recovery. And I ran out of fabric. A true test of love for my friend. But I was victorious in the end.)