Burp cloths 2.0

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You may remember these burp cloths that I made a while ago.  I decided to fancy them up for a little guy named Milo.  I added some embroidery and a binding.  You know how I love to sew bindings.

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I love them. They are such a pretty and practical gift for new parents. I have it on good authority that the cloth diapers make the best burp cloths. They are super absorbent for any and all baby messes. The embroidery makes them extra special.

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Off they go to new mama, daddy, and baby. Happy Birthday, Milo!

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Sketchbook Archive | 02.21.12

I went to Portland, Oregon three weeks ago and fell in love. Everyone was nice, cars stopped for pedestrians without honking, and the whole city seemed to smell like donuts.  I was there on a work trip so I didn’t have much free time to explore the city but I did eat some amazing food at 23 Hoyt including the most delicious facaccia bread with a mascarpone like spread.  I also managed to visit a few tasty food trucks.  I want to go back.  I got one sketch in while I was there, the view from the concierge lounge of my hotel.  It does not do the city justice.

Portland Sketch

Some photos…

Mini Donuts For All

Windows

Awesome Chair

Concrete Column

Pearl District

Flower shop

Ace Hotel

Fish Grotto

Yarn Shop

More Fabric For More Baby Things

What is this?  Looks like the makings of some more baby things to me, only these will be way more awesome.

 

Pezzy Print in Tonal Yellow by American Jane for Moda

A Walk in the Woods Cloud Dash Stripes by Aneela Hoey for Moda

Storyboek Field Friends in Coral by Jay-Cyn and Birch Fabrics

Storyboek New School in Sun by Jay-Cyn and Birch Fabrics

Yellow fabric with white dots.  I’ve lost the salvage edge.  Who know what this is called?

Spa Dot by Michael Miller

Happy Mail

This Easter, inspired by Giverslog, I sent some happy mail in the form of plastic eggs.  It was super fun.

I had a really hard time finding jumbo plastic eggs.  Here is a good tip, buy the eggs pre-filled with candy.  I bought seven, emptied them, mixed up the candy and then added some more goodies before sending them off to nieces and nephews. 

Watching the postal worker hand stamp each egg was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at the post office.  I am definitely addicted to happy mail.