There’s a new crop of burp cloths in our collection, all made with our very favorite organic cotton flannel on the underside. All of our new burp cloth sets are either organic cotton on top (like the honeycomb above, or the lemon yellow ones below), or beautiful pieces of Marimekko – which are made with hand-mixed, water-based ink.
Lots of burp cloth components come from leftover pieces from quilts. And we do make a lot of quilts (see above – don’t you love that tee shirt? It’s the Animal Nouns one from Xenotees! And the photo… taken by the uber-talented Tracey from Raceytay who also lives in Ottawa). While we do our best to use a no-waste-cutting technique, we do end up with pieces in odd shapes sometimes. And if it’s big enough for a burp cloth set, that’s what we do with it. Otherwise we use bits and pieces in our duck rattles, and gnome doll toys. And I have a stack of pieces waiting to be turned into Waldorf doll clothes when I (finally) get to making those dolls I’ve been planning for ages.
That’s a set made in organic cotton peacock ombre fabric. Feathers!!
And our favorite of the bunch is this Marimekko cotton in a geometric, triangle (and diamond) print in saturated, neon colors.
This last set is in an organic cotton fabric that reminds me of vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. While we sold out of the quilts a few months ago, we had just enough for a pair of burp cloths.
What have you been up to in the sewing department lately?