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Books & Bibs: Holiday Edition

By Casey Corey

Books & Bibs: Holiday Edition

We’re officially in December! Thanksgiving is done and Channukah is underway. We have diligently been building our holiday book stash and it’s honestly one of my favorite traditions. I remember watching holiday movies growing up but I don’t think we had a holiday book collection. There’s something so fun about unboxing all of the special books with the rest of the decor. In this year’s books and bibs guide, I paired one of our modern holiday baby bib sets with one of the kids’ favorites from our book collection. 

christmas tree baby bib set with children's book

First up, we have the Lit Baby Bib Set with Stick Man by Julia Donaldson (illustrated by Axel Scheffler). If I’m being honest, this book is a little stressful for me to read as the papa stick man gets separated from his family and attempts to get back home to his family. Spoiler alert: he’s successful and even makes it in time before the holidays! Despite the stress, I included this book because it’s one of my kids’ favorites. 

pink polar bear baby bib set with children's book

Next, we paired the Beary Merry Baby Bib Set with Together by Heather Stricter (illustrated by Martha Ratcliff). A sweet book about family and connection during this season. An idea I can definitely get behind especially with all of the distractions and hardships that also accompany this busy time of year. 

holiday palm tree baby bib set with children's book

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss seemed like a classic that must be included. The Grinch is paired with the Tropical Holiday Baby Bib Set. I mentioned in a previous post that this bib set was inspired by my mom’s “grinch-y” attitude to do away with the holidays and just go to Aruba for all of December. Seemed like this was a pair meant to be. 

blue holiday baby bib set with children's book

Our Challah Baby Bib Set is paired with Freddie the Farting Snowman by Jane Bexley. I think kids just really love a good fart joke. While it is not my favorite, the cute little giggles coming from my kids as we read are my favorite. 

red polar bear baby bib set with children's penguin book

The fifth and final bib set, Holi-Baby Bib Set, is paired with Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant (illustrated by Christian Robinson). I love this book for my youngest. The words and sentences are short- perfect for someone with a short attention span just beginning to experiment with word mimicking.

Just a reminder that all of our Casey Sheila Quilts bibs are handmade and can be back with either organic fleece or organic terry cloth. The holiday bibs come with a bright fleece (as opposed to a cream organic fleece used on the non-holiday bib sets). Hope you enjoy some of these book suggestions and feel free to send me an email with your family’s favorite books to read during this season: casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.

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Gender Neutral Baby Bib Guide

By Casey Corey

Gender Neutral Baby Bib Guide

We’ve published a Baby Boy Bib Guide and a Baby Girl Bib Guide so naturally, today is the Gender Neutral (Team Green!) Baby Bib Guide. Whether you’re waiting to find out the sex at baby’s birth (but obviously need to stock up on bibs before then) or wanting something gender neutral so the bibs can be passed down to future babies- we’ve got you covered. 

These are our five top picks for our handmade baby bibs, but you can find all of our gender neutral baby bibs under the bib section of our menu. 

panda fabric baby bib set

Our first pick is is the Panda Baby Bib Set. The grey is light and the pandas are so adorable. There’s a dark grey bib in the set with white spots and I just love that one as a neutral for any outfit. 

taco themed baby bib set

Our next pick is the Taco Baby Bib Set. All babies need tacos in their life. Rather, baby’s caretakers need tacos (and maybe margaritas). The suns and bright turquoise bibs in this set make this set so bright and cheery. 

The Donut & Sprinkles Baby Bib Set is a cult classic for a reason. Donuts are always in season. My favorite treat on the weekends when Alice was a newborn was a fresh batch of donuts. Nutella icing was a must.

Apple Bottom Babies Bib Set is one of my personal favorites, and not just because of the clever name. The bright green always lifts my mood and I love those fresh apples. 

And for a holiday pick, we had to go with the Tropical Holiday Baby Bib Set. Every baby needs palm trees and gold stars.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at casey@caseysheilaquilts.com. We love to recommend baby books to go with our bib sets if you’re looking to gift a bib set this holiday season!

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Holiday Baby Bib Sets Are Here!

By Casey Corey

The Holidays Are (Almost) Here! The Casey Sheila Quilts Holiday Baby Bib Sets Are Here! These modern baby bib sets are beary, merry, and bright. We brought back a few of the favorite sets from last year and added two brand new sets. We hope you love them as much as we do. Without further ado, we are pleased to introduce you to: Tropical Holiday Babies Bib Set, Lit Babies Bib Set, Challah Babies Bib Set, Holi-Babies Bib Set, and the Beary Merry Babies Bib Set.

Tropical Holiday Babies Bib Set

This set was inspired by my mom. I grew up listening to my mom fantasize about going to Aruba for the Holidays instead of organizing a 20+ person dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Family was far more important to her than Aruba so we never actually went but it sure was fun to dream about. 

Lit Babies Bib Set

There is nothing cozier in this season than getting your tree decorated and ready for the holidays. Just add a sleeping baby, Christmas music, and a crackling fire. 

Challah Babies Bib Set

Inspired by the gorgeous blues in the Hannukah season, this set is one of our softest sets. Two of the bibs are made from a woven fabric and is sure to feel amazing on baby’s skin. 

Holi-Babies Bib Set

There’s no way to resist these polar bears. They spread cheer, light, and love. 

Beary Merry Babies Bib Set

The holiday collection would not be complete without a pink baby bib set, of course. Polar bears, gifts, and the sweetest checkered pattern checking all of the merry holiday boxes. 

Like all of our bibs, these sets are machine washable. They come in either the bandana or long styles. And they can be backed with bright white organic fleece or a natural colored organic terry cloth. Please send us an email at casey@caseysheilaquilts.com with any questions!

Wishing you and yours a Messy Christmas and a Happy New Bib. 

Xoxo, Casey

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Books and Bibs: Halloween Edition

By Casey Corey

Spooky Season is upon us. To celebrate, we’ve paired some children’s halloween books with our modern baby bib sets. It’s like a book club but for our babies. That works, right? Some of the things I look for in children’s books before I commit to a a recommendation are: how is the plot? Will I mind reading this 50 times before Halloween? (Major bonus for humor). How’s the character development? Can my children relate? What’s the message? What kind of themes or lessons can my children pick up from reading it? 

halloween themed bibs shown with children's halloween themed book and pumpkins

Using the above criteria, we settled on two children’s books and a third suggestion (more on that below). The first is Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace. A strong female lead trying something new supported by her large family? It’s quirky and cute. And there’s pink on the cover so my four year old was immediately in love. We’ve read this one a number of times and I’m still not sick of it. We paired this lovely read with two Casey Sheila Quilts bib sets: Purple Dino Babies Bib Set and the Wild Things Baby Bib Set. 

Dinosaurs are always appropriate for spooky season. The purples in this set are rich and luxurious and will translate nicely into the winter. 

The black and golds in the Wild Things set are a weakness for me. I’m obsessed. And the crowns bib is a great option if your family is dressing up as royalty or as Max from Where the Wild Things Are for Halloween. My daughter is dressing up as a princess this year and she could not be more excited. We got my son a dragon costume and so far, he is petrified of it. 

orange baby bib sets shown with a children's halloween themed book

The second book, Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler, is a personal favorite. The main skeletal character is scared about surviving school when all of his limbs keep falling off. His friends relentlessly try to come up with solutions to help him. Children solving problems without adult intervention? Check. Friends being supportive and kind? Check, check. We paired this book with the Orange Dino Babies Bib Set and the Turtle Dude Babies Bib Set. 

The oranges in both sets fit in nicely with the spooky season orange color. And the orange solid color in both sets remains relevant for the rest of fall. *The solid orange bib in the Orange Dino Babies Bib Set is a reddish orange while the Turtle Dude Babies Bib Set has a bright orange solid. 

teal baby bib sets shown to raise food allergy awareness

And last but perhaps the most important, is the teal set for this Halloween’s Books and Bibs series. It’s not a children’s book, but it was a book I needed as a new mom to a small child with food allergies. Allergic Girl by Sloane Miller helped give me confidence that we could raise my daughter without food being a stressful trigger for her. Neither my husband nor I had any personal experience with food allergies, and we desperately needed guidance. I also loved Don’t Kiss the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley. She walked me through her life managing food allergies and made it easier to process how to keep my daughter safe without creating too much anxiety. 

 

The Teal Pumpkin Project was created to help raise food allergy awareness. By putting out a teal pumpkin at Halloween, you are letting families know you are giving out candy or toys that are safe from the top 8 allergens. So, we included the Pop Babies Bib Set and the Taco Babies Bib Set for this book suggestion. Unintentionally, they’re both food related sets. They were really chosen for the teal solid color bib in each set. 

If you have any questions or a recommendation for a children’s book about allergies, I’d love to hear them: casey@caseysheilaquilts.com. Wishing you and your families a very fun and safe Halloween. 

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2021 Bibs Are Here!

By Casey Corey

We certainly kept you waiting long enough, the new bibs for 2021 are now available! We’ve got a little bit a Spring, a little bit of Summer, and a little bit of Fall all in one release. Some baby girl bib sets, some baby boy bib sets, and some gender neutral baby bib sets. The bibs are available with Organic Fleece or Organic Terry Cloth backing. As always, the bibs are available in the Bandana or Long style. Without further ado, here are the seven new bib sets: 

 blue camping inspired baby bib set

1: Adventure Baby Bib Sets

 Obsessed with these little bears and polar bears exploring the grounds with their mommas. Paired with star constellations and navy blue fabric, this set will be there to keep up with you and your adventurous baby. 

grey panda bib set 

2: Panda Baby Bib Sets

What’s cuter than a baby panda? A baby panda bib on the baby in your life, of course. Grey dots and a solid light grey round out this sophisticated and adorable set.

surfer girls on pink fabric baby bib set

3: Surfer Girl Baby Bib Sets

 All about harnessing that female energy. Feminine and strong. These girls are ready to ride those pink waves with whatever strength and power may be needed. 

 turtles on orange fabric baby bib set

4: Turtle Dude Baby Bib Sets

Inspired by Florida’s marine life, these awesome dudes are ready to bring a smile wherever they go (And of course, catch the drool, spit up, and food). Checkered beach blanket and a solid orange bib are ready to accompany you and baby to the beach, or anywhere life takes you on a given day. 

little sandpipers on yellow fabric baby bib set

5: Sandy Baby Bib Sets

 Little sandpipers with bright yellows and pinks are meant to fill up the room with warmth and curiosity. When was the last time you got to just watch the sandpipers do their thing at the beach? Taking those 5 minutes for yourself to just sit and be present, it’s a wonderful gift to yourself. 

 walrus baby bib set

6: Toothy Baby Bib Sets

Playing with food and toothy walrus grins just go hand-in-hand. These guys are ready to catch baby’s first avocado or sweet potato (and every other food baby goes for!). 

 tacos and golden suns baby bib set

7: Taco Baby Bib Sets

Last but certainly not least, Taco Tuesday will never be the same. Tacos from the local taco truck on a golden summer night with baby in tow, what could be better?

We hope you love these sets as much as we do. If you have any questions about the materials or sizing, please send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.

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Flamingo Baby Bib Set

By Casey Corey

Flamingo Baby Bib Set
What’s pink, blue, and cute all over? Flamingo baby bib set! This limited edition handmade baby bib set just launched. It’s tropical and has all the right feels for summer. If you live in a warm climate like Miami, then it’s summer basically year round. Except for January when we all pull out our sweaters and boots. But if you live in a colder climate, it might be nice to have some tropical looks year round. Something to remind you of warmer days. 

It took me two babies to realize how many things you can use baby bibs for. When I had Alice, I pretty much exclusively used bibs for feeding at meal times (aka 6 months- 1 year). At some point, when her drool rash was getting hard to manage under her neck, I realized bibs could help protect her from the relentless faucet. By the time I had Dylan, a few more of my friends had their babies and I got to see all the ways they used baby bibs. A bib to wear while bottle feeding? Genius. A bib to catch spit up instead of holding a burp cloth underneath them at all times? Why didn’t I think of that? Oh yeah, I was in a sleep-deprived survival mode. I still haven’t mastered the art of cute baby bib storage. For now, they all perch on a hanger in Alice’s closet.

The best part about bibs from Casey Sheila Quilts is the longevity. Two babies later, and my original, handmade baby bibs are still in great condition. They’ve been soaked with unspeakable amounts of fluid and washed countless times. And yet, the snap closures still snap tight and the fabric hasn’t pilled or lost its luster. As with each of our bib sets, this limited edition set comes in the bandana bib or the long bib style. You get to choose either organic fleece or organic terry cloth for the back. Whatever choices you make, this bib set is sure to bring some warmth. 

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BABY HOLIDAY BIBS

By Casey Corey

BABY HOLIDAY BIBS

Are here! We have three new sets for the babies to sport during your holiday affairs.  Whether you’re staying home and keeping things small, or attending an outdoor, socially distanced gathering, baby is going to make a mess. Spit up, mashed sweet potatoes, drool… yep, we’ve got your baby covered. Our bibs are machine washable on the normal setting so don’t worry about the clean-up. Without further ado, here is the Beary Merry Babies Bib Set, Holi-Baby Bib Set, and the Challah Baby Bib Set. 

The Beary Merry Babies Bib Set was designed for our girly girls who still want to show the silly side of themselves this holiday season. The Merry Bib is certain to brighten up anyone’s day. Each set comes with three different bib styles with either an Organic Cotton Fleece or French Terry Cloth back.  The Fleece is softer and more lightweight, while the French Terry Cloth is more absorbent.  But both are organic cotton. 

The Holi-Baby Bib Set is a personal favorite. I just can’t get enough of those bears.  And that gold. I mean. The photographs don’t do it justice. It shimmers without leaving glitter everywhere. And it will still hold up in the washing machine. 

Our last, but certainly not least, is the Challah Babies Bib Set. They are every bit as soft as they are elegant and classy. The gold in those stripes also reflect a beautiful shimmer.  Each of these sets are available in either the bandana or long form. If your baby really excels at the spit up game or is feeding him or herself those sweet mashed potatoes, I recommend the long form. And then just throw it in the wash after mealtime.  Are you sensing a trend? Yeah, why make the holidays even harder. Everything baby-related should be easy to wash. 

holiday baby bandana bibs

 

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping, friends. I am so grateful for each of you. I absolutely love sharing my love of sewing and quilting for our babies, and you make that possible.

P.S. Don’t forget, use HOL25 at checkout for 25% sitewide

 

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Baby Shower Gift Guide

By Casey Corey

Baby Shower Gift Guide

Your friend/acquaintance/co-worker/cousin/a person in your life is expecting a baby! How exciting! You get invited to the celebration of said baby. The date is approaching and now you begin to wonder about what’s an appropriate gift?! The registry is obviously helpful, but how excited can you get about giving diaper cream? I usually like to do a mix of both registry gifts and non-registry gifts. Some bottles, formula, and bibs? Feeding time is taken care of! A sound machine and quilted pillow? Newborn naps in the nursery, done! A play gym and quilt? Tummy time! Just need the baby… Here are some ideas from Casey Sheila Quilts:

baby bibs hanging on ladder in front of white wall

Option A: Baby Bib Sets

Baby Boy:

Check out the Wild Things Babies Bib Set because let’s be honest, most babies are a bit of wild thing. Or the classic Orange Dino Babies Bib Set goes with any theme. The dinos and orange bones are as soft as they are cute. 

Baby Girl

You can’t go wrong with the Sugar Babies Bib Set. Babies are so sweet and wearing a sweet, ice cream bib will help remind the parents as they try to contain the baby spit up. Or the classy Les Fleurs Babies Bib Set is always such an elegant set. 

Team Green:

Gender reveal isn’t happening until birth? We’ve got you covered.  Apple Bottom Babies Bib Set is literal team green. And the classic mint in the Donut & Sprinkles Babies Bib Set makes it one of our most popular sets for a reason. 

baby boy laying on 2 quilted pillows

Option B: Quilted Pillow Covers

If you wanted to make more of a statement, then check out our Quilted Pillow Covers.  We’e got three designs in the Wild Things Set that are pretty universal.  The Wild Rumpus Quilted Pillow Cover fits a coastal themed nursery while the King of All Wild Things Pillow Cover fits a “woods-y” themed nursery.  Going fully custom is, of course, always an option. 

kids hanging on a tree branch with quilts acting like wild things

Option C: Baby Quilts

The creme de la creme- a handmade, modern baby quilt.  Looking for a modern baby girl quilt? Mischief of One Kind and Another is one of my favorites. Don’t forget to check out the fun backing, too. And just like the quilted pillow covers, going fully custom is an option. Fill out our Questionnaire, and we can start planning the perfect gift.

Option D: Gift Cards

All that said, if buying a gift is too overwhelming (I get it!), gift cards are really a perfectly appropriate gift, too. 

quilted making designs of a quilt at a desk

Thank you for being here. We are so honored to be part of this momentous time. 

 

xoxo, Casey

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