Archives – April 27, 2006
Well, what you have here is your basic chair bib.
What? YOu've never heard of a chair bib? Yeah, me either.
Here's the deal. These are our kitchen chairs. I covered them in black cloth. Keely sits in daddy's chair when we are here alone. She spills everything on the chair. It is gross. I'm sick of cleaning it 15 times a day. So I made a chair bib. Oh wait. I TRIED to make a chair bib. I used a vinyl table cloth for the top and backed it with this weird grippy canvas (so it wouldn't slide around). Then I wanted to put some velcro on the side flaps so I could just fold it under and hold it on the chair nicely & easily. HA! First, that vinyl stuff rips so easily and secondly my machine WILL NOT sew the little velcro strips on. The needle goes down then it goes "CLUNK" really loud and locks itself in place. It won't move or sew. What? I can't figure out why. It's really thin velcro. Anyone have a clue? Still the giant flappy winged chair bib fits the chair and doesn't slide off when Keely sits on it so it may be tacky, but it works and serves its purpose.
Hmmm now that I think about it , it would be better just to make a vinyl chair pad with back ties. yep. That'd probably do better. OK so. This was just a proto-type then?
Hubby said, "Why don't you just put a towel on the chair?"
Why don't I just indeed. (insert me huffing and stomping off)
April 27, 2006
Look what Amy sent me: Lovely yellow fabric, her bib template (with instructions!), a super cool bib that she made and a sweet little note card. Isn't it grand? I love polka dots and our kitchen is light green, so the bib matches! pah-cha! I 'm really liking the chenille backing too…where do you get that at? I love it Amy and I am so appreciative. Thank you!
Backstory: Amy offered to send me her template for making a bib because, like her, I still stick a bib on the kiddo at mealtimes. We don't have enough clothes for how messy she can be. Actually, she is a really picky eater and most of the things she will eat are just messy! Yogurt and pureed fruit for example.
All the store bibs are either too small, too hard, or too gawdy and we really need some more bibs. I tried making a bib and it did not go well. I couldn't get the neck hole right. Keely cried when I tried to get her to wear it. If I get it out she says, "NO! Not THAT one." So I am thrilled to have this template to go with now. I hope to try it out this weekend. I must figure out how to sew velcro on first.
Remember that Mommies book I posted awhile back? Well, Amy sent the yellow fabric in regards to that. She noted the Mommy's apron and I said I have NO yellow in my stash. I do now. I got the book out and looked at all the pictures of the mommy wearing an apron (and there are a lot!) they are all in different patterns of yellow.
Thank you again Amy!
April 27, 2006
Keely has not gotten in her playtent since I first made it.
Yepper. Not. gotten. in. it. AT ALL! grumble,grumble.
BUT the animals are getting a lot of use out of it. Sadie (the cat) naps in there for several hours each day and Caribou (the dog) sneeks in when Sadie will let him.
April 27, 2006