So what better thing to have handy for new parents but lots and lots of burp cloths! These are for a co-worker who just welcomed a new baby girl, Isabella. And of course, a new baby girl needs girly burp cloths, yes?
I took my inspiration from Purl Soho's blog, The Purl Bee. I really liked the Oxford Burp Cloths made from soft cotton flannel and Oxford shirting. I just didn't have any shirting fabric handy and couldn't find any that didn't have a "manly" feel to it, so ...
... I picked out some girly, pink fat-quarters.
And pink thread.
Aren't they pretty?
Plus, these work up pretty quickly.
A tip? Fold the yard of flannel so it's four layers thick and stack the fat-quarters on top. Use a rotary cutter and "square" them all at once. Since the flannel is "shifty", this will ensure that everything is the same size. Next time, I'll use a bigger round object for my corners. I wish the curve was a little more ... curvy.
I also think my photography is getting better.
I'm paying more attention to light and backgrounds and stuff.