A Quick and Easy Sewing Project for Baby

I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far.  Last time I checked in I was almost 40 weeks pregnant and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our sweet baby boy.  The very next day, he decided it was finally time to grace us with his presence on his actual due date… and boy was he worth the wait!  We are so in love with him.

Life with a newborn has been quite an adjustment for this busy-body. While it seems that I’ve had to slow down just a tad, the past six weeks have actually been a complete whirlwind.  But now that I think I’ve finally got the hang of juggling life and a baby, I am now ready to dive back in to a few of the things I’ve been missing.  So, while my little one is peacefully napping, I decided it was time to grab my computer and return to the blogging world… I’m so glad I did too because I stumbled upon a couple of unfinished posts that I’m dying to share with you.

So, let’s travel back in time, shall we, to a cold and rainy day in March when I originally started this post…

A cold and rainy day has got to be my least favorite weather combination of all.  Luckily, having to endure this kind of weather forced me and the dogs to stay indoors and get some much needed housework done.  And with Danny out of town for the weekend, it left me with an itch to do some serious crafting… like how I used to back in the good ole days!  :)

Starting in 8th grade, my best friend and I began our addiction to scrapbooking.  We would sit in her grandmother’s den and cut paper and pictures all day long while listening to artists such as Jessica Andrews and Lila McCann, singing along at the top of our lungs.  The passion never faded and now I have 6 scrapbooks of my own life growing up, 1 traveling scrapbook, 1 teaching scrapbook, and a number of digital scrapbooks I’ve completed but yet to print.  I’ve also completed a number of scrapbooks for other people.  Sitting at a table for hours on end, reminiscing about the photographs and their memories, and showcasing them across the blank pages with coordinating papers never seems to get old for me.  And while I used to have time for it often and had all of my books up-to-date, I have now fallen very behind due to work and grad school taking an immediate presidence in my life.

But with an empty house and nothing worth doing outside in this nasty weather, I couldn’t think of a better thing to do than to pull out all of my scrapbooking supplies and to get a head start on Davin’s scrapbook!  So, I overtook our entire dining room table, texted Danny to find out how to play my music through our TV and speakers, and suddenly felt right at home!

“Hey, isn’t this post about a sewing project for baby” you ask? Why yes!  I’m getting there… I promise.  :)  So, in addition to pulling out all of my scrapbooking supplies, I decided to multitask and also pulled out my mom’s old sewing machine, gathered up the fabrics I had recently purchased for our baby boy, and felt like it was the perfect time to start on one of the sewing projects I had planned… DIY baby burp cloths.  {I must be crazy, right?!?!}

table mess

Here, you can see the start of the mess I was about to make. :) To make the burp cloths, I followed this tutorial online from Petite Lemon Blog.  While the preparations were a little time consuming, they came together rather quickly once you got them all pinned and ready for sewing.

burp cloths

Aren’t they just adorable?!?!  I am SO in love with all of the arrow fabrics!  I found them on Spoon Flower. These arrows are kind of a new obsession for me. :)  And I just love how they really spruce up a boring, white burp cloth.  Oh and did I mention that these make for an awesome baby shower gift too?!?!

Well, that’s all I have time for this naptime.  See you real soon!

Crafting a life homemade,

{courtney}

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