Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Burp Cloths

On May 20th, Jamie and Jason welcomed their baby boy to the world. I got to go see him the day after he was born and he was so tiny, it was ridiculous. When the Duck was born, we didn't get to see her until she was four days old and I know she was really small also, but I guess it's overwhelming to see such tiny humans when you don't see them that size for long. Does that make sense? Anyway, the baby has hilarious dark hair on his shoulders, so I decided he looks like a tiny bear. I will refer to him as the Bear until he inspires another nickname. 

I know that I posted about making receiving blankets, but I never did tell you about the burp cloths that I made! I used a great tutorial from Dana over at Made.

Fabric-wise, I used leftovers from the receiving blankets (so some match the blankets! yay!) as well as some remnants. All were cute flannel prints. On the opposite side, I used a cozy white chenille. It was lovely and soft. The tutorial was very easy to follow and the cloths were really simple to make. I was very happy with the results.

 Huzzah! Baby things!


  1. They look so fun and YAY for matching the blanket, some matching never hurt anyone.

    Where did you get your chenille? Is it cotton? How absorbent is it? I ask because I want to make some but would prefer not to use terry/towels & I can't find any chenille. :(

    1. You're right. Matching can be a wonderful thing. Haha.

      I got the chenille at Joann's (and, unfortunately, I can't seem to find it on their site to include a link for you). I don't remember if it was 100% cotton or not (darn it). I asked Jamie how they were working out for her and she said they are great, so soft and she loves them. I'm guessing that means they are sufficiently absorbent. :o)

      Check for the chenille over near the minky fabric and other soft stuff like that if you get to a Joann's. Good luck!!