Lucky baby to have these cute bibs to dribble and spit up on. Maybe not so lucky for Mom who has to keep them clean :)
I’ve mentioned before how I love vintage Vogart designs and that I have a bunch of their baby bibs that were originally sold as projects to be embroidered at home. I believe these are from the 1950s. You can see the similarities to the bird quilt blocks I’ve posted pictures of recently. I’m sure they were drawn by the same artist. But, like most artists whose work is owned by the company they work for, we’ll probably never know their name. I actually can't find out much about the Vogart company either.
I suspect there are so many unfinished ones available because women bought them while pregnant, thinking they'd have plenty of time to finish them before their babies were born. They didn't. And then had no time afterward. So they got packed away in a trunk somewhere. For lucky people like me to find.
These can be a bit tricky to embroider. If you pass the thread all the way through, then you can see the stitching on the back. That’s messy-looking. What I do is to keep the stitches inside between the layers of fabric and batting. And, especially on the white ones, you can see through the top layer so you have to be careful where you hide the darker threads.
I embroidered all of these except the pigs, which came to me (via Ebay) already finished. They always have cute animals—pigs, lambs, kittens, puppies, chicks, and rabbits. And they always have long eyelashes and daisy-like flowers around their feet. Some have words; some don’t. I just love the whimsical style and the expressions on the faces.
I have several more of these to work on, and they finish up quickly. But, I have so much to do outdoors this time of year that embroidery moves closer to the bottom of my to-do list. In a couple of months I'll take it up again. And have more projects to show you.