Sunday, 14 July 2013

how do you like dem apples?

I've been joining in the Zakka Along 2.0 making projects from the book Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi. This is the one I've been most looking forward to because my gosh we need bibs!!

So here's my first one:


and Lois enjoying wearing it:


Honestly it was a bit annoying, she just wanted to look at and play with the bib rather than eating!! 

But I cracked on and made another...

I've had a lot to do this month so in a stroke of genius I made one I'm calling the 'toffee apple bib' since TOFFEE was this months theme on Le Challenge:


You might notice it's not really toffee, just sort of brown but I didn't have any fabric I would call 'toffee' so let's just ignore that ok?! I also thought it might be cute to zig zag stitch the binding down on the back - I machine stitched the first one and it looked great. The zig zag idea just didn't work as well so don't try that at home! I also contemplated adding a stick at the bottom to make it more 'toffee apple like' but it just seemed impractical.

There is a super cute scrap of fabric on the bottom though, even with a little bee and pot of honey toffee! 
I'm calling it a win and it's another finish off my FAL list.



Head over to Le Challenge to see what everyone else made this month. The next theme is announced tomorrow and if you haven't joined in yet please check it out. 
This would be a great month to get started and it's a super exciting theme!
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**brownie points from me if you recognise where the title of this post comes from!**

26 comments:

  1. Those are too nice to let Lois get food on them!!!

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  2. Very clever thinking and such sweet bibs!

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  3. Very cute and really practical. No ideas about where the title is from though.

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  4. Cute, cute, cute. I had to laugh at the "slightly dubious" reference but totally got it was a toffee apple right away. A definite win. :)

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  5. So so cute! I am fed up with bibs, baby MiH just wants to tie them out and food ends up on him (and me) anyway. Great entry!

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  6. I have this book, it is tucked away to keep me busy in the winter when I need lots to fill my "outside" hours. I have a fabric giveaway running on my blog and have added your button, do you mind if I point peeps in your direction. The bib would be perfect for the fabric?

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  7. Definitely a win!! Such cute bibs and even cuter Lois! Pure genius in combining the two projects. And a Good Will Hunting reference is always a win, too!

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  8. Very cute bibs and bub.. Making toffee apples is a fun interpretation of the toffee theme.

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  9. Exactly, what Susan said, too cute to mess up!

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  10. Good Will Hunting FTW!

    Cute wee bibs too :o)

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  11. Good Will Hunting! We did not ever use good bibs that were handmade! Too nice to use.

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  12. super cute bibs!! I think your Toffee Apple bib is definitely a win too!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. oh, and although I had no idea about the title reference, my husband says it's from a movie called Rio Bravo? Is that right?

      :) Kelly

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  13. I love this! What a great little baby-shower present to make in advance and store.

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  14. Your bibs turned out so well - I decided not to make them as I didn't think they looked too practical but I can see Lois is more than happy.

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  15. Cute! I haven't manage to make one.

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  16. Very cute....and a nice, clever link to toffee too!

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  17. The bibs are super cute! Love the apple shape.

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  18. Those bibs are so cute! Like the toffee apple idea!

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  19. Such a cute bib! Hehe, nice work twisting it to the theme - I'm always happy when I can kill two birds with one stone. You know I'm gonna google your quote from the title, but I thought it might be from Good Will Hunting.

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  20. I agree with Lois, an adorable handmade bib can sometimes be more interesting than eating. Love the bee fabric!

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  21. Great project! It looks like Lois is totally loving it!

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  22. They are almost as cute as ms. Lane. Which is, of course, uber cute! I love your brilliant idea of the toffee apple. And you're right about that bottom fabric being darling. :)

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