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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Harvest Gift Market - Cinco Ranch HS - Oct. 30th

Come prepared to shop at the Harvest Gift Market at Cinco Ranch High School on Oct. 30th, 2010 in Katy, Texas. This is the last chance to order a custom minky/minkee blanket for your kids, hubby, parents, and/or grandparents guaranteed to be here for Christmas. Blanket ideas - sports blankets, high school blankets, college colors, toddler blanket sets, baby blanket sets. Also, check out our newest design - a toddler bib that looks just like a little dress. See you there at CRHS this Saturday. If you can't be there, check out www.bibshoppe.com. Email bibshoppe@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Babson College" Blanket - www.bibshoppe.com

As owner of The Bib Shoppe, my son (Babson graduate), wanted a Babson blanket, so I put this blanket together for him and he loves it. I thought maybe you would too!

This blanket is 100% polyester, made with luxurious dotted minky on both sides, for the softest blanket you will ever own. It also washes beautifully.

These blankets are perfect for...

- Cuddling up in the Commons area!
- Bringing to the lacrosse games!
- Studying in the Horn Library!
- Packing for the ski lodge!

Order by November 6th to have one of these gorgeous blankets arrive by Christmas, 2010. Email me at bibshoppe@gmail.com, and I will work up the total pricing for you.

Security Blanket - 14" x 16" - $16.00
Baby Blanket - 28-29" x 36" - $30.00
Baby Blanket and Security Blanket Gift Set - $39.00
Baby Blanket and Sham – 28-29” x 36” - $36.00
Baby Blanket, Security Blanket, and Sham Gift Set - $49.00
Baby Blanket, Toddler Blanket, and Security Blanket Gift Set - $86.00
Baby Blanket, Toddler Blanket, Security Blanket, and Sham Gift Set -$93.00
Toddler/travel blanket - 36" x 42" - $48.00
Toddler Blanket and Pillow Sham Gift Set - $58.00
Toddler Blanket and Security Blanket Gift Set - $58.00
Toddler Blanket, Security Blanket, and Sham Gift Set - $65.00
Adult Small/travel blanket - 42" x 52" - $64.00
Adult Small Blanket and Sham Gift Set - $74.00
Adult Medium - 54" x 60" - $74.00
Adult Medium Blanket and Sham Gift Set - $84.00
Adult Large - 58" x 70" - $84.00
Adult Large Blanket with Sham Gift Set - $94.00
Sham - 12" x 16" - $21.00
Sham with Pillow - 12" x 16" - $26.00
Sham Pillow - $5.00
Monogramming available - Prices vary. Any saying or quote can be monogrammed on the blankets, i.e. "Future Beaver", "Babson Football", "Babson College - 2011 Graduate".

FYI - I am a Babson Mom who learned so much about how to run a business from my own Babson son! Yup, he even taught me about SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grandma Blankets-The Best Gift Ever!

Many times when looking for a gift for a new grandma, it is near impossible to find something they don't have. So, think about ordering a "Grandma" blanket for "Grandma" to keep at their own home to use when the babies and kids come to visit. Monogram their special name on it too! Blankets come in 6 different sizes. Email bibshoppe@gmail.com for more information. To see samples, visit www.bibshoppe.com. And grandmas, if you don't get one from a loved one, just order one for yourself. That is what these giddy grandmas in the picture did!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fashion Trends for 2010 and 2011

You want to be stylish – You want to give the trendiest gifts – And you want your family and loved ones to have the most fashionable apparel and accessories - right?

You probably already know that most people crave luxury fabrics, excellence in manufacturing, and aesthetic excitement in their homes and fashion life. But, do you know “what’s in” right now in colors and themes? If not, pour yourself a cup of tea (or whatever suits your fancy), sit back, and see how to be in the know about the most trendy fabric colors and themes.

Pantone, LCC, “the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries,” reported the top ten colors for women in their Fashion Color Report Fall 2010.

These colors are:

1. Endive – a yellow-green
2. Golden Glow – An earthy, deep shade of yellow
3. Living Coral – a soft orange with a hint of pink
4. Lipstick Red – a sensual red
5. Purple Orchid – a purple that leans to fuchsia
6. Chocolate Truffle – a rich brown with plum overtones
7. Lagoon – a tropical turquoise
8. Woodbine – a neutral green
9. Oyster gray – a lighter gray than the standard gray
10. Rose dust – a romantic beige.

Some exciting color combination Pantone mentions are purple orchid, chocolate truffle, and woodbine; lagoon and lipstick red; golden glow with purple orchid and/or woodbine; living coral and lagoon; endive, chocolate truffle, and purple orchid.

Now, have you ever heard the expression,“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”? Well, that is not quite true about China. The China Textile Information Center and the National Product Development Center in conjunction with China Fashion Color Association has announced textile trends for the spring of 2011. They state that the
fabric themes coming in 2011 are pure, convergence, trace, and fantasy.

Purity will be shown through eco-conscious organic fabrics. Blues and greens will be very popular.

Convergence is characterized as a “focused mashup and collage.” (Not exactly sure what that means, but I think I will know it when I see it!) There will also be a lot of geometric patterns and ethnic and folk prints.

Beverly Maniago, author of 2011 Fashion Trends for Children’s Clothing, says “Japanese and Korean fashion [is] in the forefront of kid’s clothing and adult clothing fashion trends.”

Colors that reflect traces of what’s left will be popular, i.e. rust, sands, neutral blends.

And fourth, fantasy will reflect both bright colored fabrics and fabrics with a soft light texture and feel.

So, when all is said and done, my research leads me to believe that in 2010 and 2011 people will be looking for fashion and accessories that make them feel like a luxurious (but practical) fun person! And, you know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that:)

Patti Greene

The Bib Shoppe – Bibs, Blankets, and More
1795 N. Fry Road #448
Katy, Texas 77449

To read more, go to:
“2011 Four Popular Fabric Themes”. www.fabricword.com.
Maniago, Beverly. “2011 Fashion Trends for Children’s Clothing”. http://ezinearticles.com.
"Pantone Unveils Fashion Color Report for fall 2011". www.pantone.com.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cute kitchen dishtowels - Brand new designs

The Bib Shoppe has been using the term "oven door dresses" and we are always asked what they are. So, after continually answering the question, we have decided to call them kitchen dishtowels "that adorn your oven door." We know - it's not much better, so if you have any better suggestions, let us know!!!

These cute kitchen dishtowels are made to hang over your oven door handle. They create a conversational piece around the kitchen table, and you wash them just like you would other dishtowels.

These dishtowels can also beautify a guest bathroom as a unique guest towel - especially at Christmas time.

One of our recent customers mentioned that she loves hers. Her toddler was always pulling the towel off the oven door and now she doesn't have to continually pick up the dishtowel off the floor, thus "saving my back" she states!

To purchase one of these KITCHEN DISHTOWELS, go to The Bib Shoppe at www.bibshoppe.com. As always, if you have any questions about our products, please email us from the Contact Link.

Have a great day!

Note: If you are purchasing one as a gift, be sure to check if the person has a handle. Some of the newer ovens don't.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Choosing Colors

There is so much to learn about choosing colors and mixing colors together. This could range from painting your house to choosing what colors you might like in a blanket.

When looking at a color wheel, there are three common approaches to decide on what colors look best together:

1. A MONOCROMATIC approach allows you to choose between hues of the same color, i.e. use a light blue with a dark blue.

2. A COMPLEMENTARY approach allows you to choose colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel, i.e. use a blue and a yellow together.

3. An ANALOGOUS approach allows you to choose adjacent colors, i.e. Use a blue and a blue- green together or a red and a red-orange together.

While color wheels are very helpful as far as learning about colors go, it isn’t the only method used for choosing colors for homes, sewing, and/or other craft items. Other considerations to ask are:

a. Do you like how something looks?
Not everyone sees colors exactly the same way as other people.

b. What surrounding colors are going to be around the object(s) you are considering purchasing or making?
For example, if you are making a white blanket to go on your couch which is up against a bright white wall, will the white you are choosing look chalky and dull next to the wall?

c. What is the lighting like where you will be placing the object you are purchasing and/or making?
Colors will look different under different lights. If choosing fabric, place the fabric where it will be on bright days, dreary days, mornings, and evenings before purchasing a large quantity to see if you are happy with its appearance under the various lighting situations.

In addition, remember that choosing colors are a reflection of your personality.
- Yellows are considered cheerful and bright.
- Reds are passionate and aggressive.
- Blues are calm and cool.
- Purples are regal and reflect royalty.
- Oranges are warm and cozy.
- Greens can be cool or vibrant depending on whether they are more yellow-tinted or blue-tinted.

Many mothers spend hours contemplating what colors to use for a baby nursery.

Reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges are warm colors, and these colors tend to be fabulous for larger baby nurseries. They give a feeling of coziness and are very inviting colors.

Blues and some greens are cool colors. They tend to have a calming effect on people making them excellent choices for baby rooms small in size.

Browns, beiges, creams, whites, and grays are considered neutral colors. They give a baby room a feeling of space. They can be used to tone down robust color schemes or be used as the staple color for any room.

Whatever your reason for choosing colors, enjoy mixing and matching colors until you find something that you LOVE! That's the BOTTOM LINE!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Minky "Dog Blankets"

Warm minky dog blankets are the newest trend for keeping your dog comfortable, cozy, and warm.

Why do dog lovers want a dog blanket for their beloved dogs? They...

- Provide security and comfort for lining a dog crate or carrier
- Provide warmth and familiarity over their dog bedding
- Provide comfort during their long or short car rides
- Collect dog hair and dirt keeping your car nice and clean
- Are easy to wash and interchange wherever you go with your dog
- Can match your decor by creating a coordinated home interior

Email bibshoppe@gmail.com with your address and we will send you a brochure complete with over 150 fabric choices or call 281-647-6877 for a personal consult to find the most perfect dog blankets for your family.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Bib Shoppe Exhibits - Fall, 2010

Mark your calendars. The Bib Shoppe will have craft fair exhibits at the following locations in the fall of 2010. We are excited about our upcoming new products that will be debuting there. We will post our booth numbers as soon as we are notified. We are still looking for two more fairs to participate in, so if you have any suggestions, let us know.

Saturday, September 10
Copperfield Women’s Club – “Shop Til You Drop Marketplace”
The Berry Center
8877 Barker Cypress
Cypress, Texas
9:00 – 6:00

Saturday, October 16
St. Peter’s United Methodist Women – “Pick-A-Dilly”
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77450
9:00 – 4:00

Saturday, October 23
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – “Knights of Columbus #8096 Ladies Auxillary”
6646 Addicks Satsuma Road
Houston, Texas 77084
9:00 – 4:00

Saturday October 30
Cinco Ranch High School - "Harvest Gift Market"
23440 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, Texas 77494
10:00 - 6:00

Saturday, November 13
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church – “A Heartwarming Christmas”
22111 Morton Ranch Road
Katy, Texas 77449
9:00 – 4:00

Saturday, December 4
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church – “Frostyfest”
1530 Norwalk Drive
Katy, Texas 77450
9:00 – 4:00

There will be an opportunity to order personalized MINKY blankets complete with monogramming if desired up until November 6th if you want them for Christmas. They make gorgeous gifts for "the young and young at heart!"

Join our blog for continuous updates. We would love to have you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Reversible Football Blankets

Order a super soft minky blanket for all the sports fans in your family and beyond. These blankets can be monogrammed for that special custom touch. Football season will be here before you know it and what better way to wrap up while watching your favorite football team. Email bibshoppe@gmail.com for ordering information. There are six different sizes and tons of colors to choose from!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome to Katy Budget Books - Reading Blankets

Welcome to Katy Budget Books! KBB is now carrying Bib Shoppe "reading blanket." Check out the blanket display next time you go in there. "Reading blankets" are blankets with reading quips and/or phrases on them.

Welcome Katy Budget Books & Reading Blankets

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unique Graduation Gifts with Photos! "Katy ISD" Samples

Graduation season is upon us. There are so many kinds of graduations – Kindergarten, Elementary School, Junior High School, High School, College, Police Academy, Cosmetology Graduation, and more. And, there are so many wonderful gifts one can get for the “perfect graduation” present. Some will get a funny graduation t-shirt, a keepsake box, a photo album, jewelry, or even a cookbook for the new apartment. All those gifts are wonderful ideas.

But, if you want to give a unique gift to your graduate this year, how about a gorgeous minky blanket with colors of the next school your child may be attending - Junior High, High School, or College, etc? For example, if your child is going to be a 9th grader at Katy High School in Katy, Texas next year, why not get them a red, white and black dotted MINKY FABRIC blanket? If your child is going to LSU next year, how about a purple and gold blanket monogrammed with their name so they won’t lose it in college.

A personalized keepsake blanket can travel with them in the years to come and keep them warm and cozy as they face the challenges and good times ahead. (And, all high school and college students need a soft, comfy blanket for football season!)

Check out the photos of minky blankets from Katy ISD in Katy, Texas. You can choose your own colors, monogramming, and size. Sizes come in a travel companion size; a medium adult size; and a large adult. All sizes can be accompanied by a matching pillow sham. Plan ahead and give the best gift ever. Custom blankets take 3-4 weeks to arrive. The Bib Shoppe will make school blankets for any school in the entire country! Just tell us the colors and we can do it.

If you know of any graduate or parent of any graduate who is interested, please share this information with by sharing/forwarding this to them.

For more information, email the bibshoppe@gmail.com, call 281-647-6877 or 281-463-0758, or just leave a call back email or message off this site. We will help you choose the exact custom blanket for your child.

• Custom Travel Blanket - 36" x 42" - $48.00
• Custom Adult Medium - 42" x 52" - $64.00
• Custom Adult Large - 58" x 70" - $82.00
• Highest quality minky (more luxurious than most store-bought brands)
• Monogramming is extra! Anything you want your monogramming to say can be done!
• Various fonts available.
• We also have security blankets and baby blankets sizes available.

The Bib Shoppe has 140 different fabrics to choose from in smooth or dotted MINKY FABRIC. These fabrics come in solids and trendy prints.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Burp Cloths - Coming Soon!

New Burp Cloths will be arriving at THE BIB SHOPPE soon! Check out the fab fabrics.

Camo, Cupcake, and Inspirational Baby Bibs

Make your baby the best looking baby around!

- A macho camo baby with a green camo bib
- A birthday baby with a darling yellow Robert Kaufman cupcake bib
- An angelic baby with a cute purple inspirational bib

All bibs have a coordinating burp cloth making a set the cutest baby gift around.

Check out www.bibshoppe.com for more beautiful creations.

Unique Kitchen Decor - Oven Door Dresses

Do you want something unique for your kitchen - Something your friends and family will talk about? Then, check out our new oven door dresses. They stay securely on your oven door handle, are easy to wash, and are so different that all your friends will want one too.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Minky Blankets

WE ARE SO EXCITED! The Bib Shoppe has a new line of "minky blankets" that we are offering at wonderful and competitive prices. There are over 140 fabrics you can choose from. You won't want to shop anywhere else when you feel the luxurious and velvety feel of this wonderful fabric. We are still working on our website regarding ordering from the web, but we will get there shortly.

Gorgeous Blanket Samples already bought by our Customers

Newest Fabrics - Hot off the Press this week!


These soft and cuddly blankets are for the "young" and "young at heart!" They make the most beautiful baby gifts, wedding gifts, and "just because" gifts. Seniors will love the warmth and coziness of these minky blankets. High School and College students will love a blanket with their school colors. They are the gift all will love. Monogramming available.

Just email bibshoppe@gmail.com or click the CONTACT button above and request a complete minky packet consisting of a price sheet, an order form, and minky fabric choices. The packet will be emailed to you today. If you live in the Katy or Houston area, we can show you the fabric swatches so you can design your perfect blanket.

Katy ISD Blanket Samples - Blankets can be made with any high school or college colors. These are great to welcome your child to high school or college. They can be completed with the monogramming of your choice.

Custom Security Blanket - 14" x 16" - $16.00
Custom Baby Blanket - 28-29" x 36" - $26.00
Custom Toddler Blanket - 36" x 42" - $48.00
Custom Adult Medium - 42" x 52" - $64.00
Custom Adult Large - 58" x 70" - $82.00
Highest quality minky (more luxurious than most store-bought brands)

Other combinations are available along with the monogramming. Electronic packets are available upon request.

Fabrics Available

Minky Dot
Minky Smooth
Minky Animal Print
Minky Camouflage
Minky Checker
Minky Polka Dots
Minky Paisley
Minky Stripe
Minky Swirl
Robert Kaufman Prints - darling monkey fabrics!

The Bib Shoppe 1795 N. Fry Road #448 Katy, Texas 77449 bibshoppe@gmail.com

281-463-0758 or 281-647-6877