My friend Renee very recently brought a new little one into this world. I can’t wait to meet Olivia. Until then, I sent off a little gift…some quilted hexagon bibs.
These were so much fun to make. I wanted to go with a nontraditional color scheme, and Renee always looks so good in blues, so I thought maybe Olivia would like them too! Here are some close-ups so you can see some of the details:
And here are the backs:
I hope Miss Olivia had a gentle journey into this world. Renee has posted some photos of the little one and she looks quite beautiful and content. I hope to meet her when I visit West Virginia next month!
I also had the opportunity to be a part of another very special gift. One of my favorite roller derby pals, Rock Candy (derby name), approached me about helping her make a very special Father’s Day Gift for her husband (derby name Candyman!). This is his first Father’s Day. Their little one, Ava, was born last fall. You may remember Ava from a post last fall about a gumdrop pillow that I made for her! So Rock wanted to transform one of her husband’s old button-up shirts into a dress for Ava. Such a sweet idea! She found a pattern (the Poppy Dress Pattern) off of Etsy, and voila!
I added some contrast fabric at the hem to make it a little more fun and feminine. I also did skinny straps at the top out of the contrasting fabric instead of doing the halter strap that was specified in the pattern. I thought it would give little Ava room to grow and perhaps she could wear the dress a little longer. Here is the back (before I added the straps). It required some gathering with elastic, something I haven’t tried before. It took a couple of attempts, but I love how it turned out!
And I used Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden Scrap Flower tutorial to make a little flower to go on the front. I also made a flower out of the shirt cuff (like the one in the pattern) with a little pearl button in the center, and put a velcro attachment on both flowers so she could switch them out.
I was so honored to help Rock Candy with her Father’s Day project! And happy first Father’s Day, Candyman!