I used to associate flannel with the grungy, thrift store shirts that I used to sport back in high school, decked out with a pair of denim cut off shorts and burgundy Dr. Martens 8-hole boots … but not anymore!
I love this material so much for its softness and absorbency. I also love the fact that it’s easy to sew. I think I’m getting addicted to sewing these flannel burp clothes!
Here are some more that I made, this time with pink Michael Miller polka dots!
I was so excited to receive my package from Fabric.com last night so I can get started on making burp cloths.
I got several flannel and terry cloth fabrics for a really good deal. A yard of this polka dot Michael Miller flannel was on sale for about $7 and the terry cloth for $8, so for a grand total of $15, I was able to make six burp cloths! I know that many places sell these at good prices, but you just can’t beat handmade.
I made one side with flannel for the super soft feel, and the other side with terry cloth for absorbency. I followed this online tutorial for the project. The instruction is clear and I love that there’s no pattern to this! I am now ready for those projectile vomits!
Thanks to my decreased appetite during the first trimester, I was able to lose about 15 pounds and have been able to maintain it for a while. I actually didn’t start wearing maternity clothes until just recently (maybe started at around the 18th week).
Well, that was until last week.
Now, coupled with my raging appetite and a growing baby inside, I feel like I’m getting larger by the minute! I read in many places that the baby will be doubling in size in the next several weeks but they weren’t kidding! I’m going to look like Bary-San in no time!
But I must admit that, despite the weight gain, I’m loving every minute of the pregnancy. What an experience this has been. I feel blessed every day that I’m able to experience this miracle.