Monday, July 28, 2014

Baby Elephant Walk?

As a Baby Boomer, I am old enough to remember the song Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini.  It was a whimsical instrumental, composed as theme music for a 1962 John Wayne movie, Hatari.

That song came to mind as I was sewing a custom order using cute baby elephant fabric designed by Tim & Beck for Moda fabrics.   I had used the fabric for a baby bib I have listed in my Etsy shop.  But my Canadian customer asked me to make two oven mitts and a matching potholder out of the fabric -- to match her 1950s teal stove!


So on this Shameless Commerce Tuesday, I've decided to share that custom order with y'all (one of two custom challenges I worked on this past weekend):


I would never have thought to use that fabric for oven mitts -- but they are kinda cute, if I do say so myself.


In addition to my two custom orders, I also sewed 17 more reversible cotton baby bibs -- most od them were to restock sold listings.   Granddaughter Erin will hammer on the capped metal snaps this weekend.  I hope to have a few more sewn by then.

 
 
The bibs show below will be NEW listings in the Baby Bibs and Blankets section of my Etsy shop once the snaps are attached and I get them photographed:
 
 
I'm not usually a huge owl fan -- but these colorful little owls designed by Greta Lynn were just too cute!  I also love those cute little baby blue pickup trucks from the Tiny Trucks collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.  The abstract floral is a colorful fabric designed by Rashida Coleman Hale for her Washi fabric line.  It's been in my stash awhile (too pretty to cut)--but I finally decided to make some cute and contemporary little girl bibs -- but I saved a bit for zipper pouches.
 
Speaking of zipper pouches --- I've got some REALLY fun back-to-school pouches in the works. They'd also make great holiday stocking stuffers. Check back on Thursday for a sneak peek!
 
TTFN
LeAnn
 





12 comments:

  1. I love elephant fabrics and yours is especially cute!! Love your little handmade tags too, and looking forward to seeing your zipper pouches :)

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  2. Love the owls and the elephants. I think you find the cutest fabrics!

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    1. The thrill of the hunt in the fabric store!

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  3. What a cute fabric...and I'm jealous of your customer's teal stove!
    Love the little blue trucks for the baby bib as well :)

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    1. I thought of Jesse, actually, when I found that fabric! Boys and their trucks. Grandson Henry's firs word was truck.

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  4. so much cute fabric! I do like the elephant kitchen items.
    I agree with Duni--great "handmade" tags!

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! Granddaughter Erin helps me assemble those tags-She's my Marketing & Production Assistant (ha!).

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  5. You have done a very great job in these bibs! The elephant one is my favorite. It's so cute and the color is attractive. Perfect choice of fabric!

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  6. I'm not familiar with that song (I'll go Google it) but I dig the fabric! You're on a roll with those bibs, too. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Paige! I'm through my current Bib Phase -- on to zipper pouches!

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