And here's more baby stuff!
Until the crazy snow storm stalled my labor-inducing efforts, I was feeling quite restless and keeping busy at the sewing machine. Last week, I made 2 diaper changing pads and a dozen burp cloths. They're nothing fancy but will come in super handy on a daily basis. It felt like a great project to complete!
For the burp cloths, I followed the Juicy Bits pattern I have made several times before. A layer of cute fabric on one side, a layer of thick terrycloth (repurposed towels!) on the other, boom, done!
For the diaper changing pads, I copied a pad my sister handed down to me, which is very practical but looks a bit girly. I cut a 24 x 14 inch rectangle out of 3 layers: cute fabric for the outside, flannel for the inside/baby changing side, and a layer of batting. I also cut a 30-inch piece of ribbon that I folded in two, for tying the diaper pad closed.
Here are a few pics that show the process of making these.
As you can tell, I used fabric I had on hand and didn't have quite enough flannel for these, so I added strips to the side to have wide enough pieces. They are so soft, I think they will be lovely to keep baby cozy during diaper changes!
Jenny, I have been sending "Wait baby wait" vibes to Seattle since we talked yesterday! I would be going stir crazy too, hang in there! I made a small doll quilt right before going into labor with Silas, I love being able to fall back onto creating when I am stressed.
The changing pads and burp cloths are so colorful! I loved the burp cloths you made for me, I had a similar idea for a changing pad based on one Angela made me when I was pregnant with Ian. It is the same exact concept, just terry cloth instead of flannel. What a great way to re-use towels, and I thought vintage sheets might make a good backing for them!
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I'm thinking about you.......