Day 10 Crafting Challenge: Bow Tie Baby Bib

Today is the last day of my Crafting Challenge! I have to admit, my house is a complete disaster since I’ve been using all of my free time to work on these crafts, but it’s been fun and totally worth it. I know what you’re thinking…”Abby is obsessed with bow ties.” Yes, it’s true. Ever since I saw this tutorial on Make It & Love It, I knew I’d have to make one for Henry. diy-bow-tie-drool-bibs-for-boys-9Now was the perfect time to try it as well because for Lent Paul and I decided to get rid of some clothes. This means Paul had some great button up shirts on his “give away” pile that were perfect for this! I picked my favorite one and got working. The materials I used were a dress shirt, small piece of cotton fabric, free bib pattern by Make It & Love It, and a burp cloth (not pre-folded). In the original tutorial she uses a piece of terry cloth. That probably would be a softer, more absorbent choice, but I didn’t have that on hand. Oh, and Sherlock (our cat) is not required. In fact, I hope you are able to craft without interruptions from your pets. This is not the case at my house.

IMG_0186We’ve been referring to our 2 cats as our toddlers since they have been known to disrupt naps, knock things off counters during breastfeeding sessions and pretty much many other toddler-like things. I digress…Let’s get to it! Please visit the above link for the full instructions on how to create this. The pictures below are just a glimpse at the process. IMG_0187IMG_0188IMG_0189IMG_0190IMG_0191IMG_0192IMG_0193IMG_0194IMG_0195IMG_0196IMG_0197IMG_0198IMG_0199I had to hand-stitch another button onto the bib to make it look more complete. The original button was right where I needed to stitch on the bow tie. I snipped it off and stitched it a little further down. IMG_0201IMG_0202Henry thinks it’s pretty cool to wear one of Daddy’s shirts around his neck.IMG_0211IMG_0204

This officially completes my 10 day Crafting Challenge. I now need to get back to getting my house in order, but I’ve shown myself that getting a small project done each day is not a complete stretch. Thank you all for holding me accountable and I hope you challenged yourself to try something you’ve been putting off for far too long like I had. Until next time…

Comments (2)

  1. Jenny

    We love bow ties too!! And we especially love all the adorable pictures of Hank modeling these crafting projects. Too cute!!

  2. nancy daniel

    You made some very cute and practical things during your challenge. I think Hank was the perfect model. Thanks for sharing.


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