Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Can you believe it’s the middle of February already?  The days are just flying by.  And while I’m looking forward to Spring and warmer weather, I wish time would slow down a little.  So many things have happened in the few short weeks since the holidays, that I just need time to absorb everything before anything else happens. (good or bad!) I have managed to do a little sewing amongst the chaos.  And all of the fabrics I’ve used came from my stash, which seems to be never ending. I really have no idea where all that fabric came from.  Honestly, I have enough to rival the stock of a small fabric shop! It is way past time for me to take inventory of everything, but I just can’t motivate myself to do it.  But I’ll have to do it soon. We can barely move in our walk-in closet because I have so many stacks of fabric piled up. That doesn’t include the two triple dressers full, and the four large rubbermaid bins artfully hidden throughout the basement!  Ok, I admit it. I am a fabriholic.  I just can’t turn down a piece of fabric. Quite a bit of my fabric stash was given to me through out the years, and (blush) I just can’t pass up a sale. Especially when Fabricland has their buy one meter, get two (sometimes three!!) meters free sale.   Some of it I have no idea what I’ll do with, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it.  Giving away perfectly good fabric seems like such a waste, and in some way gives me a feeling of failure.  I know that sounds silly, but I feel that each piece of fabric could be made into something, and I’ve failed to realize it’s potential! 
Before I ramble on any more, I’ll show you what I’ve been working on….

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I’ve been making bibs, burp cloths and matching taggy blankets!
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It seems to have become a new addiction…
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I thought I’d do something different, and made my taggy blankets round.
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Unfortunately, I took my pictures in a hurry at night, so they aren’t the best, but they get the point across.
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Close up  of flowers on the bib.
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They are all made with soft cotton on the front, and super soft minky on the back. I love the frayed edges! I’ve decided to call them my Shabby Chic Kids accessories, and I hope to add some items of clothing along the same lines. My own little clothing and accessory line, lol.
Before you think I’ve gone off the deep end here, I’ll let you know why I’ve made so many. Some of these will be posted in my poor neglected Etsy shop, and some of them I plan to sell at an Easter bazaar my friend Connie and I will be participating in this April.  So I guess that is my incentive to sort through my stash.  Maybe…   OK, OK, I’ll do it.  But if you don’t hear from me in a few days, please send in the rescue squad……


  1. Ooooh, I love the frilly ruffles and those sweet pink flowers. Yummy!

  2. These are so adorable!!
    I am following from Sew Chatty.
    I hope you come by to visit.

  3. Thanks for your sweet post on my blog! These bibs are adorable!!!! Now babies can spill in style...excellent :)

  4. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!! I am in love with them. :)

    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I am your newest follower! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations. :)

  5. Super cute baby set! Please link up today at my linky party (Every Wednesday!)

  6. So sweet! I really love all the finishing detail like the edging and the cute little buttons!

  7. These are so cute, and they look like they could be easily made.

  8. I am following from Social Parade. Those are sooo cute and ruffly(is that a word?). Adorable!! Please come visit me!

  9. very cute! you should link up to my 'fridays unfolded' linky @


    stuff and nonsense

  10. So cute! I bet babies love those taggy blankets.

  11. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    < a href="">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

  12. Those are adorable!! I love the embellishments too - really make them even cuter!!

    Thanks for the follow!

  13. Buy one metre and get three free?!!! Oh my gosh, I need to move to where you are... but then I would have a stash to rival yours perhaps! A sale like that would break my will power too....

  14. Very fun! What great colors and textures. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  15. Love these! I think I need to have another girl! What a fabulous site you have. Happily following back from the blog hop. Janae