Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sew Crafty

I have this streak in me that desires to be Suzy-Homemaker, Martha Stewart, June Cleaver. You know, any of those ladies who seem super-human with their abilities to do this and that and the other. I guess this might not be such a bad thing since it presses me on to learn how to do new things. Hands on, crafty, homemaker types of things.

Today, I tackled burp cloths for Baby Anna. I found this super easy recipe for making burp cloths, fail proof if you will, and decided that I just had to give it a whirl. Today was the perfect day. Joshua and Granny and the two older kids went to the lake house to winterize it before the cold sets in, I put Elizabeth down for a nap, and then I set about making burp cloths! I washed and dried the material, ironed it, made my pattern, then went to cutting and pinning and sewing. And, viola!!! In very short order, I had managed to make 3 adorable (if I do say so myself) burp cloths for Baby Anna.

Aren't they cute? Just don't look too closely at the seam lines on those rounded corners. They ain't exactly all that rounded! However, my theory is that these cute little cloths will be used for catching spit up and drool. Most folks aren't going to be concerning themselves with those not-quite-rounded corners.

And if it matters to anyone, my rounded corner skills got a smidge better with each cloth. I still have plenty of material left to practice with!


Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Well done, Martha!

Potpourri of Praise said...

I love those colors! They are almost too pretty for her to spit up on. By the way, I like your corners...they look good to me (a not so expert seamstress who has made a few garments in my time).

Christine said...

You did an awesome job! I am totally aspiring to be a crafting diva...but alas...most of my crafts are a flop. Blessings!

Amy said...

Great job Aubrey!