M is for the mudflaps you give me for my pickup truck
O is for the Oil I put on my hair
T is for T-bird
H is for Haggard
E is for eggs, and
R is for REDNECK.
"Up against the Wall, Redneck Mother"- Jerry Jeff Walker
For my very very FIRST Mother's Day, my husband and daughter showered me with love. Lot's of it. But, perhaps my favorite gift came in the form of TIME. Time to sew!! A little time in my sewing room. I have one thousands things I want to do... but today, being Mother's day, I focused on my little bit of joy who is the reason I even get to celebrate this day. And the result:
Four (one not pictured) new bibs for my baby. Soft soft flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other. She now has four bibs that do NOT tell you how cute she is (very), how much her mother loves her (a lot), or how special she is to Grandpa (super special). Just simple, pretty and sweet.
I traced a favorite bib and adjusted a bit, since girly continues to grow. The front flannel I found on sale and Mill End. Love that store. I always feel like I've gone back in time when I walk in and I always find something unique and pretty. The back is just a terry cloth from Jo Ann Fabrics.
I copied the technique of a friend who gave us bibs for our baby shower. I sewed them good sides together and turned them. Then I sewed as close to the edge as I could all the way around. Taking an idea from No Big Dill, but instead of triple stitch, I went double. Gives the bib a little more oomph.
My little model makes it look good.
Happy Mother's Day to all!!