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Embellished Baby Burp Cloths

3.30.2011

Last fall, Ashley at Lil Blue Boo announced that
Lil Blue Boo and Dharma Trading Company were sponsoring
a design challenge. I've never participated in a contest like
this before; but I enjoy following such contests and I heart
both Lil Blue Boo and Dharma Trading - so I thought it
would be fun to challenge myself to come up with an entry!
I thought about the contest on and off for a while.
Debating between trying something completely new-to-me
and doing what I know. In the end, I did both. :)

The design challenge was to create something using at least
one of the featured techniques (you can read the full list, here)

The project I submitted was this extra-special set of
embellished burp cloths, "Peace, Love, Baby"
Aren't they sweet?
Made from high quality pre-fold cloth diapers, these
cloths are perfect for using as burp cloths or as a
changing pad when you're out and about and need
a clean (and rad) place to lay the baby! ;)

The first cloth is embellished with an extra thick layer
of soft flannel in a fun print that I think complimented
the "Peace, Love, Baby" theme perfectly, and two
super sweet rows of bright white ribbon ruffles. :)
The second cloth was designed with curious babies in mind!
My girlies LOVED to explore their taggie toys & blankets
when they were babies; so I created this cloth with a
row of brightly colored ribbon in various textures and
fresh prints! I topped it off by sewing an extra thick,
bright yellow dotted ribbon across each end of the
cloth. I just love the way it turned out! :)
For the last cloth I tried a technique I had NO
experience with; fabric dying! I wanted the third cloth
in the set to be simple, but still have a fun, modern style.
I chose to dye the cloth sunshine yellow and then added
the bright pink ruffle along the edge. I think it looks awesome!
 {BTW, fabric dying = WAY fun! You can expect to see me using this technique again, for sure!}
I am really excited about this set! I love the bright colors
and fun prints - I think that they are modern and girly
without being pink on pink! ;)


Here is the collage that I submitted to the contest -

So fun! Wish me luck! :)

*Updated*
:) Ya'll are too sweet! I've received a few inquiries about
purchasing this set, so I want to let everyone know, yes,
I will be adding more embellished burp cloth sets to the shop
starting next week. But, no, this particular set is ooak
for my new baby niece. THANKS for all the l-o-v-e! ;)
I'm linking up to these awesome parties!
{Somewhat Simple * Funky Polkadot Giraffe * Sumo's Sweet Stuff}
Please check them out!

4 comments:

  1. The most gorgeous burp cloths that I've ever seen! Good luck in the design challenge!

    Thanks for visiting over at Sweet Little Smoothie - Your blog is beautfiful! I'm following you back :)

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  2. These are really cute! I just bought a pack of cloth diapers today to make some burp cloths as a shower gift. Thanks for the ideas!

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  3. I'm just getting into sewing and these creations are beautiful! My fav is the ribbon tags. So cute...you sure have given me some great ideas!

    Jenna, SAS Interiors

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