News: Bibs

Best Baby Bibs (Fall 2020 Edition)

By Casey Corey

Best Baby Bibs (Fall 2020 Edition)

They’re here! Four new sets of bibs to celebrate Fall and bid farewell to Summer 2020: Les Fleurs Babies, Doughnut and Sprinkle Babies, Purple Dino Babies, and the Orange Dino Babies (we couldn’t decide if we should go with the orange or purples to coordinate with the dinosaur fabric, so we made both!).

les fleurs babies bib set blog image

Les Fleurs Babies Bib Set rocks a deep red floral pattern.  The Casey Sheila Quilts modern bib line was missing that rich red and we think this one definitely fills that void.  The florals are accompanied by a vibrant yellow with speckles and a deep, solid red.  Like all of our bibs, these beauties are finished with a double stitch seam on top. The double stitch helps the bibs lay flat and ensure their longevity. No grown up has time to be hand washing bibs. Feel comfortable throwing these bibs in the regular machine wash cycle on repeat; they will last.

We are not responsible for any extra doughnut consumption as a result of owning the Donut & Sprinkle Babies Bib Set. But seriously, the pink doughnuts on the mint green background is a sweet color palette that called for a mint green solid bib to match. We like to include a solid color bib in each set because sometimes you want a bib that doesn’t steal the show. We understand that baby’s outfit is going to be on point somedays, but baby is still going to need a bib to handle all that drool, spit up, and food droppings.  The solids will handle that while not distracting from the cute clothes you worked so hard on wrestling over those flailing arms and legs. 

The Orange Dino Babies Bib Set can double as a Halloween bib set.  The orange patterned fabric reminds us of dinosaur bones and of course needed a bright solid orange to complete the set.  And because we couldn’t decide between orange and purple….

Our last set in this release is the Purple Dino Babies Bib Set. The name has us wanting to rewatch Land Before Time.  Like all of our bib sets, these are available with either a Cotton Fleece or a French Terry Cloth backing. The Fleece is a softer backing for those babes with sensitive skin while the French Terry Cloth is more absorbent.

 

We hope you and your babes love these bibs as much as we love making them.

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Raspberry Lemonade Quilt

By Casey Corey

toddler girl running in front of quilt with toy

The Raspberry Lemonade Quilt is a refreshing pop of color and fun.  Our client had just ordered a set of the Party Babies Bib Set for a family expecting their second baby girl.  Then our client messaged me about a modern baby quilt to match the bib set.  Brilliant.  We immediately decided on the Modern Flying Geese design with a pink and yellow color way to match the balloon animal print in the Party Babies Bib Set.  And basically everything in this quilt went that way: quick and fun.  It was meant to be.  

modern flying geese quilt in sewing machine

The top of the quilt is seven different colors in a soft cotton.  The background color is a soft pink.  The flying geese start off with a bright pink and fade into a softer pink.  We picked white to anchor the middle and transition to the bright yellows.  Again, we wanted this quilt to pop.  The family went traditional pink with their first baby girl and were ready for a new twist on pink. 

Of course, the balloon animal print (where everything started) had to be the back for this quilt.  And a turquoise striped fabric binds it all together.  We hand stitched the binding in tight stitches so it’s durable and provides a seamless finish.  

toddler girl in front of quilt

Photographing this quilt was an experience.  It was one of the first shoots we did with Alice (she’s 2.5 years old in these photos).  We had a vision for a shot of her running around the quilt in an earth-toned dress with her strawberry blonde hair waving wild in the wind.  Well, she was particularly uncooperative on that hot, Florida summer day.  Our photographer assistant had to run around the quilt for a while to get her interested.  He worked up a nice sweat, but she finally decided to give it a whirl.  As a small, family-run business, we all have to pitch in.  Alice, included.  But, if we’re being honest, Alice wants to be included in everything so it works out. 

pink and yellow modern flying geese quilt

The finished quilt is 40” x 40” (baby size).  The straight line quilting provides the perfect texture and softness for snuggling, tummy time, and rolling over (but of course, durable enough for lots of machine washing).  

Interested in your own quilt for a little one?  Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  We are currently accepting custom orders.  We can’t wait to work with you. 

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Currently: June

By Casey Corey

Currently: June

Is it really June?  I’m pretty sure it’s still March. It’s Friday and I just picked up Alice from daycare with Dylan in tow.  It was a hard week for her.  We traded in her diapers for pink, mermaid underwear and she was learning to use the restroom at school.  She gave her teachers a hug good bye (I thought it was strange, they don’t usually go in for a hug) and I exchanged the normal pleasantries with them (thank you for taking care of my girl, have a great weekend, etc…).  Then I got home and saw the email that day care was closing down for the foreseeable future.  Oh, now I understood the hug.  Anyway, it just feels like time has stood still during the lockdown but since it really is June, here’s what I’ve been up to:

Listening to the Alessia Cara (children’s) pandora station.  I still listen to the pandora with commercials. Ha. 

Watching Gilmore Girls all over again.  I just started season 5.  Rory is in her second year at Yale, she just met Logan (team Logan, for sure) and Lorelai is dating Luke.  This might be my favorite season. 

Wanting a work out.  I missed the last 2 days because our a/c broke and was getting replaced.  So grateful for the small wall unit in our back room that kept us cool. 

Making rosemary/olive oil bread in the Zojirushi today.  Alice loves to fill up the measuring cups.  And by fill them up, I mean spill the flour all over the place.

Sewing the summer bib sets.  There will be 5 (!!) new sets of handmade baby bibs.  Mark your calendars- They are being released Tuesday, June 23! AND AND just finished the Wild Things Collection.  Really, really excited.  The collection is launching next week!! Tuesday, June 16!!

Reading The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey.  Enjoyed the first half, but the second half seems more geared for older kids so I don’t quite connect with that yet.  Kind of seems impossible that Alice and Dylan will be teenagers or even adults one day. 

Loving these Dear Stella Honey Bee fabrics: beehives and hedgehogs.  Come onnnn. Would so love to use this for the back on a modern baby quilt for someone.  Send me an email if you’re my person: casey@caseysheilaquilts.com

Feeling grateful that I get to spend all this time with my kiddos and husband, but stressed with all of the uncertainties in the future.  I’m.a.planner. 

Thinking about my momma.  Wondering how she would handle all of this.  

Sending you all big virtual hugs.  Thanks for being here :)

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