I was surrounded by All Things Baby this weekend!
First, my oldest and dearest friend K asked me to make burp cloths for her new son, Greyson. Since I had no idea what a burp cloth was (can you tell I don’t have kids?), she emailed me a link to a style that she had seen online and really liked. So I used that as inspiration to make a set of six burp cloths.
I started with a white cloth diaper as my base, and then attached a three-inch-wide strip of fabric (with the raw edges folded under) to each one using a zigzag stitch.
I purposely stayed away from stereotypical “baby boy” fabrics. K is a young mom who has successfully managed to look cute and trendy even with a newborn spitting up on her shoulder, and I want her to have something that will look cool draped over her shoulder, even if it does has little bit of puke on it.
Ah, the joys of motherhood.
I also finished bib numero deux for my other friend’s special order.
This time, I made it with chenille backing, after K (new, knowledgeable mommy!) suggested to me (ignorant-of-All-Things-Baby nonmommy!) that I put a soft, absorbent fabric on the back to help with all the wonderful slimy things that come out of a baby’s mouth.
Brilliant suggestion. I love how much texture the chenille adds. And it’s just so soft and cozy. I was tempted to make one for myself, but….well, that would just be weird.
Another one of my friends is very newly pregnant, so I’ll soon be making bibs and burp cloths for her. So many babies!