Yesterday my little man came to visit. He is growing up so fast he is two now, its scary. When he comes here he loves to sit at the table in my sewing room and we paint or draw. Yesterday he decided he wanted to paint. Out came the paper and paints and we painted flowers, butterflies, trees, cars and cats. All of a sudden Cole said to me "Nanny I've got no bib on", I asked him why he needed a bib and he said so he didn't get paint on his clothes. I went to the kitchen and got him my Susan apron. Apron on and we continued to paint. Then he stopped again and said Nanny put your bib on, good job I had two aprons, I put my liverbirds apron on. Again we began painting but something must have been not quite right in his little mind because he then informed me that his bib was to big. I realised we would not be able to paint until a special bib was made just for him. I got out the fabrics that have pictures on (very limited choice) and asked him which fabric he liked. After a little bit of thought and a good old nosey in the draw he picked the fabric with the book worm on. I got a large piece of paper and told him to lie on it whilst I traced his torso. I made a quick apron pattern for his size and he helped by carefully passing me pins from the pin cushion and then sticking them back in. He also helped by cutting the thread after I had sewed each hem. I then got the button jar down and told him to find a big button which he did. I sewed the button in place and Cole's painting bib was finished. He loved it and we where finally able to get on with our painting. You can not see from the photo but I even managed to put a pocket in the front and Cole was delighted with it and decided to put his paint brush in it.