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Last Minute Gifts - Burp Cloths |

Last Minute Gifts – Burp Cloths

Sunday at church, I found out that there was going to be a baby shower that I had not planned for.  Yes, it had been in the church bulletin all month, but let’s just say I’m lacking in my planning skills lately.  Oh, the dreaded pressure of last minute gifts.  Since we live in the middle of nowhere, quite literally, and I had ridden to church with my loving husband, I knew that I shouldn’t push my luck and ask him to take me to lunch AND go shopping for a baby gift.  I chose lunch.

When I got home I started brain storming.  This basically means that I sat in a lawn chair on the porch, in the shade, and browsed Pinterest.  What did we ever do before Pinterest?  Do you Pin on Pinterest?  Okay, now I am just seeing how many times I can get Pinterest into one paragraph.  Sorry.  So, after perusing Pinterest (HA!) I decided on either burp cloths or one of those thingys that attach to door knobs and a cloth goes over the do-hickey that actually secures the door; you know, so the door doesn’t make a noise when the new parents finally get the munchkin to sleep.  Anywhoo!  I thought about doing both, but then I perused a little longer than I should have, so I went with burp cloths only.

Then I had to shop my stash.

Last Minute Gifts |

You know what? It took me longer to peruse pins and pick fabric than it did to actually make the stinkin’ burp cloths.  And I felt pretty darn good after accomplishing all that that day.  I was rushed, and they weren’t as perfect as I would have liked them to be, BUT… I’m not perfect and nothing I do will be perfect.  Especially when it comes to sewing!

Here’s what I came up with…

Last Minute Gifts - Burp Cloths

What are the perfect last minute gifts you tend to go to?  You know, I might need ideas for next time.


Sewing Projects Completed

Sewing is something that I have always wanted to do, but was always too afraid to do it. In Home Ec class, we were always told horror stories of some girl that the needle went right through her thumb nail. It scared me, just a little.

So the photo above is my first project since I don't know when. 🙂 My friend, Michelle and I worked on it for what seemed like forever. The crazy thing about this carseat canopy is that we didn't even have a pattern. We had to make our own.

These are the yo-yos that we put on it.

How fun are those?

RagquiltThis is our second project. Michelle and I did this one as well. Long story short. A friend of ours was pregnant with her third child. She had picked out all of this fabric to make a rag quilt, but had misplaced it. I went to her house, found it, brought it home and we whipped that thing out in a few days.

Here is the back of it.


Please pardon the blurry photo.

That quilt was a lot of fun to work on, and in fact it is the first project made on my new sewing machine.

BurpI made several burp clothes. Our niece had her second baby, and I was happy to be able to make these for her. I have several yet to make.


Several days before the baby was born we learned that the 1956 bassinet needed a new cover. So, we whipped this thing out in a few days. Here again, we did not have a pattern, but between the two of us (mostly Michelle) we got it done.

ChenilleThis was the last project completed, my chenille potholder. I love this thing, and it was so easy to make! We use it all the time. Making the potholder out of homespun fabric, and cutting it with the Olfa chenille cutter was easy. The best part about the whole thing was washing it to see the homemade chenille. 

So there ya go. I have several more projects to get started on, but won't be able to post photos for a while. They are going to be gifts, and I kind of want them to be a surprise! I knew you'd understand.

What are you working on?