Thursday, April 8, 2010
I never realized that it would be years before I wore a perfectly clean shirt – all day long – again. Despite my best efforts, I find myself wiping spit-up off my sleeves, back, jeans, feet and shoes on a daily basis.
No amount of burp cloths will solve the problem, but every mama should have at least a few cloth diapers on hand to catch her baby's dribbles, drools and splats. Not only are they softer, they're also far more absorbent than virtually any commercially-made terry burp cloth on the market.
I was cleaning out my office yesterday when I came across a couple of organic cloth diapers left over from the days when I made baby care sets for my shop.
Never one to pass up a possible sewing project, I set the diapers aside and started digging through my stash for a fabric to decorate the backside of the diaper.
In less than an hour I had the perfect gift for my wonderful sister-in-law, who is expecting her first baby (a girl!) in July.
I hope you love them, J. Of course, I should warn you... that little baby is going to find a way to spit up on everything but the burp cloth on your shoulder. At least you'll look good wiping it off!