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3.29.2010

sewing with vintage sheets.

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Vintage sheets just beg to be made into something fun and springy for a baby and now is the perfect time to do so. When I was cutting the squares, I grappled with continuing with my original plan or making a baby quilt. I still have quite a few squares left over so a quilt is definitely a possibility. I added a strip of ric-rac just for fun and I backed it in a pretty, nubby cotton in a fresh spring green color.


As I was finishing up my third bib I realized that I have a serious problem: If I make one item and am happy with the outcome, I tend to make several. As I've mentioned before, I believe that in a past life, I spearheaded the industrial revolution :) Just kidding, but please tell me I am not alone! Only one of these is intended as a baby gift for a newborn. Perhaps I'll try to get a little booth at the local art fair this summer and try and rid myself of my box (and crate, closet and chair) of my wares, tangible proof of my problem.


Hope you all have an industrious week...

~Make something!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sweet bibs, love the rick rack touch :) I don't sew usually more then one item, unless I have to, but I do have a problem buying in threes. Usually it happens when I find a shirt I like, then I need two more in different colors! hahaha, weird right?

Terriaw said...

These are so cute! What a great project to use up vintage sheets. I love your assembly line process. Sometimes I do that, but not too often. I'm more of a one-of-a-kind gal, even if it's just a small tweak to shake things up a little.

angela said...

Cute! I just made a couple of vintage sheet blocks today.

I always want to make more than one, but often get sick of the process midway through the second item. Big time second-sock-syndrome.

Cyndi said...

Those bids are adorable. I still think a quilt would be great in those vintage sheet blocks as well. I'm usually a one-of-a-kind girl myself. I get bored easily and the only time I make more than one of the same thing is if someone requests it and really urges me to do it. Even then, I change it up a little.

But like Stephanie, I buy things in threes...shirts, pants, socks, etc. Not very original but if I like something then I want more than one! :O)

XOXO,

Cyndi

ma zawi said...

ha! yeah, for a crafter - the perfect spring cleaning is a booth at an art fair!

Leslie said...

you are not alone!! i tend to repeat the things i love and that are easy for me to make. these little bibs are so cute. what a awesome way to use vintage sheets.

Joanne Huffman said...

The bibs are adorable. I usually work in multiples; after all, you have everything out and ready to go - it's only logical to go into production.

izzy inspired said...

Those bibs almost make me want another baby so that I could use one!!. Or maybe that Izzy was still young enough to use a bib. They are gorgeous, I love the vintage florals that you used to make them....they all complement each other very nicely.

jon said...

Super cute!! I love the pastels! I love pink! Not that it is all light but love your mix!! Ric Rack is hard to work with for me. It always looks weird when I use it...you made it fun here!! I only make one thing at a time. Patterns are hard for me to understand so everything is experimental and one of a kind. I too have 50 + things All cut and ready to go..but by then I'm sick of them already and never finish! (maybe some day I'll grow up:) Like making dinner..by the time it's ready I've lost interest... If your looking for a project E I have all kinds of things ready to make:):):):) laura

Christina said...

So cute! Prefect for a baby girl. I think you would be so successful at a Saturday/Farmers Market! You should go for it.

Cheryl said...

Gush. What a seriously lucky Mama and baby to get these pretties. I love vintage sheets too. And hey if you make something you like why not crank out a bunch!

ayumills said...

Everything you make is just so cute! I love these bibs! I know how you feel about getting addicted to making the same thing repeatedly. When I find something easy and quick to make, I just can't help making several of them.

p.s. Your new pink quilt is super cute! I want one just like that!!!

Rebekah said...

these are so sweet! The vintage fabrics are perfect for patchwork like this