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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Customers enjoy their holiday gifts from "The Bib Shoppe!"

The Bib Sisters

The Bib Shoppe, 1795 N. Fry Road #448, Katy, Texas 77450 (UPS Post Office Box)

The Bib Shoppe enjoys receiving and taking pics of people using their bibs (or whatever you want to call them). Below you will find a few pictures we have received from our customers and friends.

Sometimes, the word "bib" get a bad rap, but we have been totally awed by the many uses our customers are finding for our bibs, i.e. a wildlife preservationist loves the towel bibs with pockets to store her feeding equipment when she feeds her rabbits; a knitter stores her yarn in her boutique bib while knitting (picture below); a college student dons his Texas Tech "bib" in his fraternity house while eating his chips and salsa! A mother loves to wear her bib when cleaning up after a meal. So whether you call our bibs a clothing protector, a food vest, an apron, or any other name that comes to mind, we would love to hear about how you are using your bib. Send pics if possible to bibshoppe@gmail.com too!

For those of you who don't know, we also sell "Sweeties" - those adorable little baby blankets with tags on them. We use dotted minky on one side and a stylish print on the other surrounded by beautiful coordinating ribbon.

Our big news is that we are working on a website to make purchasing easier for our customers. We will notify you through this blog when we are up and running.

We want to wish all our customers a very happy New Year! All comments and suggestions for our products are taken seriously, so keep them coming. Our products are customer driven, so we are depending on you in 2009!

Patti & Evelyn

P.S. One of our satisfied customers told me that she is going to wear her boutique bib when she is painting with her Kindergarten students. The pockets will be great for holding the paint brushes. And she will be stylish too in her "Letters and Numbers" print bib.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

St. Epiphany Frosty Fest Craft Fair 2008

Frosty Fest

Epiphany Catholic Church

December 6th

Our last craft show for 2008 was successful and fun. We always enjoy meeting and talking to the shoppers, getting to know the other vendors and shopping ourselves. As always we had a super person to share our area with. Thanks Sarah for being such a great booth partner.

We are looking forward to 2009. We are finding wonderful new fabrics and have all sorts of ideas for expanding The Bib Shoppe. We hope to have a website soon.

As always, we love to hear from you!

We wish all our customers, friends, and loved ones a wonderful holiday and all the blessings of the season.

Patti and Evelyn

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holy Covenant Methodist Church Craft Fair! Coming December 6th:Epiphany Catholic Church Craft Fair!

Blog by Patti
The Bib Shoppe, 1795 N. Fry Road #448, Katy, Texas 77450
bibshoppe@gmail.com - email
bibshoppe.blogspot.com - blog


The Bib Shoppe will be at the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Epiphany Frosty Craftfest. The church address is 1530 Norwalk Drive, Katy, Texas 77450.

Holy Covenant United Methodist Church: A Heartwarming Christmas - November 8, 2008
We love our customers.
Thanks for stopping by to check out our bibs, aprons, and sweeties at the Holy Covenant Methodist Church Heartwarming Christmas Craft Fair!
It was a great day at the Holy Covenant Methodist Craft Fair in Katy, Texas. The Bib Shoppe had a wonderful day. Sales were great, and I want to commend the church on a job well done. Some of the nicities we noticed were...
1. Free shopping bags for the craft fair shoppers;
2. Free coffee and donuts for the vendors;
3. Homemade sandwich lunch provided for the vendors (for a very reasonable price);
4. Church members were always available to make us feel at home and to see if they could help us all throughout the day;
5. Smiles were plentiful!

Many bought our line of towel bibs. They were bought for a variety of reasons from buying for one's mother in a nursing home to using while baking for the holidays!

One of the HOT sellers were our "Sweeties." These fun baby blankies are perfect to attach to a child's highchair, stroller, and/or car seat. Preschoolers and toddlers love playing with the ribbons and cuddling up to the soft, minky material on the back. It seemed like our ladybug prints were really in demand.

Then, our boutique bibs were selling like hotcakes too. We have had lots of requests for camo bibs/aprons for our men, so we will definitely be adding those to our inventory soon. If you need a Christmas bib/apron for yourself or to give as a host gift for Christmas dinner, you can email us at bibshoppe@blogspot.com or come to the Epiphany Craftfest on December 6, 2008!
Below are a couple of our newest boutique bibs.

Stop by at our blog another day! We love comments, so feel free to let us know what you would like to see in our inventory!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Craft Fair - October 25, 2008

Blog from Patti

The Bib Shoppe, 1795 N. Fry Road #448, Katy, Texas 77450; bibshoppe@gmail.com

IN TWO WEEKS - On Saturday, November 8th, The Bib Shoppe will be at Holy Covenant Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, in Katy, Texas from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Directions: From I-10 going west, take the Mason Road exit; turn right onto Mason Road; turn left onto Morton Ranch Ranch Road. Holy Covenant UMC's 19th Annual Craft Fair is on the left. Hope to see you there!

The Bib Shoppe had a wonderful day at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church today. The Craft Fair was top-notch. The people who worked from the church were so helpful and kind. This fair was a winner for sure.

The best part was meeting some wonderful people and getting to chat with some new friends (vendors and customers!)

Vickie, with VS Designs, and The Bib Shoppe shared a booth. VS Designs sell darling, little holders for taking hot items out of the microwave. It was a pleasure being "partners" with Vickie.

Part of being involved in a craft fair is learning what our customers want. We learned we need more purple, sports, camo, and fiesta type bibs. Many people loved the idea of "adult bibs." So many woman proclaimed how their husbands really need a bib. But, the best part was seeing men try on the bibs they wanted to buy for themselves. Now, those are real men - they admitted they were SERIAL SPILLERS - and were doing something about it. Our boutique bibs really were a hit.

Another great thing that happened was learning more reasons why someone would want to purchase our bibs. One lovely lady said she was a wildlife rehabilitationist, and she bought 4 towel bibs to keep her clean as she works with her animals.

We want to thank all the folks who made this fair so fabulous, especially my parents who showed up to support The Bib Shoppe endeavors. "Dad" even helped to model our bibs, while my mother watched in the background. My husband John also modeled. They were great.

Oh, and the moms who stopped to check out our Sweeties were great. Sweeties are like "Taggies" - they are the little baby blankies that can be attached to a child's car seat, stroller, or high chair, or just used by themselves to allow your child to have that cuddly, lovely feeling. We saw the cutest babies at this fair too!

If you have any special requests for bibs, please let us know. We can make them in quantites for events, i.e. Bridge groups; Red Hat Societies; Bible Study Groups; and more. We can be reached at

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New "Sweeties" Coming to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Craft Fair - Oct. 25, 2008

Blog from Patti

1795 North Fry Road, #448, Katy, Texas 77450; bibshoppe.blogspot.com

This weekend The Bib Shoppe will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Catholic Church for their fall craft fair at 6646 Addicks Satsuma, Houston, Texas 77084 (Bear Creek Sub-division off Hwy. 6) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We will have big "bibs/aprons" for all occasions; towel bibs; Sweeties; and button bibs!

Here is a sampling of some of the "Sweeties" that will be available at the fair. Sweeties are little reversible blankets made with soft minky on one side and designer cotton on the other. They are complete with ribbon made especially for toddlers to play and cuddle with. Sweeties are $15.00 with a $3.00 S&H if needed. If you would like to purchase one from us, contact The Bib Shoppe at bibshoppe@gmail.com

Saturday, October 18, 2008

St. Peter's UMC Church Pick-A-Dilly Craft Fair

Post from Patti

The Bib Shoppe, 1795 N. Fry Road, Katy, Texas 77450, bibshoppe.blogspot.com

Today we had a Craft Fair at St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas (across from Taylor High School) - It was an awesome fair! We had fun, and we talked to many wonderful people. Sales were good too! We really hope that the people who purchased our products get a lot of pleasure using them and/or enjoy giving them as gifts.

We will be at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Houston next Saturday. We hope you come out to visit the fair as many great booths will be there.

Enjoy our pictures. See if you can see the boutique bib/aprons; towel bib/apron; Sweeties (aka as Taggies); and button napkins.

More new items will be at our upcoming fair on October 25th, 2008! Look for us, and we'll look for you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Fall Craft Fair Venues -The Bib Shoppe

Post from Patti!

The Bib Shoppe, 1795 N. Fry Road, Katy, Texas 77450; bibshoppe@gmail.com

E-mail the above address to purchase a bib or sweetie! $20.00 for big bibs; $12.00 for towel bibs; $2.50 for napkin bibs and $15.00 for sweeties, plus $3.00 S&H in the U.S.!

Well, Hurricane Ike has changed our Craft Fair venue, so I wanted to post our new Craft Fairs.

Look for The Bib Shoppe at the following events:

Big Bibs for all Occasions will be available along with ....

1. "Sweeties"
You might ask, what is a “Sweetie”? It is a little blanket that is perfect to bring along when you don’t won’t to drag around a big blanket. Babies love these blankets for snuggling and playing with the ribbon loops. This reversible blanket is made with a stylish designer cotton on one side and soft minky on the other side.Clip the attached link to a car seat, stroller, your child’s favorite teether, or toy.Size is approximately 13 inches x 13 inches.Machine wash cold with like colors. Tumble dry low. Ironing optional.Ribbons may vary slightly. These “Sweeties” make great baby gifts.They are called “Sweeties” because your sweet little one will love you for providing a cozy little blanket for him or her to cuddle and play with.

2. Towel bibs - it's a towel with fabric on top. It makes an absorbent bib and is easy to wash.

3. Napkin bibs - Your napkin will stay put because you can button it to your shirt! Excellent stocking stuffer.

and, of course, big bibs of all colors and fabrics!!!

Saturday, October 18th
St. Peter's United Methodist Church - Pick-A-Dilly Craft Fair
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77450
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 25th
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
6646 Addicks Satsuma
Houston, Texas 77084
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 8th
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church - A Heartwarming Christmas
22111 Morton Ranch Road
Katy, Texas 77449
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

See you there!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Upcoming Craft Fairs & Cotton!

The Bib Shoppe - Bibs for all Ages!
1795 N. Fry Road #448, Katy, Texas 77450

"Mom, I love this bib!"

Here at The Bib Shoppe, we choose boutique cotton fabrics when ordering our fabric. Cotton is the world's most used fiber, and it is the number one fiber used for apparel in the United States. The United States grows the majority of the world's cotton. There are many different types of cotton. They range from low to medium grade (cotton blends) cotton to better grades of cotton ( Egyptian cotton.) Cotton is known for its aesthetics, comfort, appearance, and care.

At The Bib Shoppe, great care is taken in choosing the best grade for the products made. We care about our products and their comfort, appearance, and whether they are easy to care for.
Please visit us at these upcoming Craft Fairs this month.
Saturday, October 11th - Cancelled
Crossbridge Christian Church
15415 West Road
Houston, Texas 77095
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Saturday, October 25th -Still on...
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
6646 Addicks Satsuma
Houston, Texas 77084
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

See you there...

Cotton Information
"Fabric Properties and Distinctions" by Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Welcome to the Bib Shoppe

Welcome to The Bib Shoppe.

We hope you enjoy browsing our shop. We enjoy all comments, so feel free to comment with your ideas and suggestions.

Patti Greene & Evelyn Mann

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Bib Shoppe
1795 N. Fry Road #448
Katy, Texas 77450

Email with questions regarding purchasing these bibs! $20.00 plus S&H
Checks only! We are new.

We love fabric!!!!!
Blog from Evelyn

One of the most fun parts of making and selling bibs is selecting the fabric. Patti and I love to find beautiful fabrics that we feel will be special for our customers.
We are careful to pick fabrics that are soft but durable enough to be washed repeatedly.

Since our bibs can be worn on either side we are careful to be sure that the two sides compliment each other and that they are equally pretty. One side is usually what we consider the dominant side (more interesting, thematic, or busy) and the other side is usually a bit more subdued.
We feel that the fabric is what makes them such beautiful gifts for loved ones. These are not just bibs to protect clothing (although they certainly do that). They are meant to tell those we care for that they are loved. Wearing a cheerful and personal bib is "fun". It's a treat!
Check out some of our newest fabric that will be on sale at the craft shows or can be ordered by emailing us. Time to start thinking about those special people for the holidays!

Fall fabrics - beautiful autumn colors, leaves, corn, pumpkins, turkeys!!

Holiday fabrics - poinsettias, Christmas trees, holly and even holiday kittens!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Craft Fairs coming up & New pics!

The Bib Shoppe
1795 N. Fry Road #448
Katy, Texas 77450
Email with questions regarding purchasing these bibs! $20.00 plus S&H - Checks only! We are new.

Upcoming Craft Fairs - The Bib Shoppe will be there!

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Crossbridge Christian Church

15415 West Road
Houston, Texas 77095
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

6646 Addicks Satsuma Road
Houston, Texas 77084
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Perfect Bib for those who grew up in the 60's!!!

This square edged bottom makes this bib great as a bibapkin
- my new word for combining a bib and a napkin in the same garment! Do you think Webster's will pick it up? What name do you think is best - bibapkin or
bibkin! Let me know in our comment section.

I learned a new word today (besides the one I just made up!) It is the word "bibble-babble." If one bibble babbles, they chatter and babble. I was intrigued with the word since it had the word bib in it, but I promise you, I am not going to be a bibble-babble blogger in this blog. I just want to post a few of The Bib Shoppe's new bibs so you can see what will be available at The Crossbridge Church Craft Fair on Saturday, October 11th!

Bibs are great to wear when you are sitting and eating in your favorite chair! No more hot sauce dripping on your shirt and pants!

Get your Christmas COOK something special to show her/him how much you appreciate all the work they have done in preparing such wonderful food.

So, you know someone in a nursing home, and you don't know what to get them for the holiday season. This is perfect! It will make them feel SO special!

Butterfly Bib - For the person who has everything!

Got any ideas for our bibs. Please comment. We love comments!