Burpcloths: Because All Babies Puke

Or drool, or poop, or whatever.  Let’s face it, burpcloths are essential for handling just about any baby bodily function.  I’ve used them as changing mats, blankets for newborns, bibs, umbrellas {for the front carrier!}, and snot rags.  Burpcloths were one of the very first things I ever learned how to sew, so they are near and dear to my heart!

So I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek at what has been taking up all of my time lately.  I’m expanding my shop a little at Flowertown to include I Spy bags and Appliqued shirts for toddlers…but today, I’m going to show you some of my lovely new burpcloths.

If you can’t wait until Flowertown Festival, and just must have any of these prints, just click on the picture to be taken directly to my Etsy shop where you can purchase it.Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop!When my friend Diana had her baby, she requested a set of burpcloths that included mustaches.  And as hard as it was to find three separate prints that not only coordinated, but also fit the “theme,”  this set ended up being one of my absolute favorites!  It’s a little cheeky, but very dapper….Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Mustache Burpcloths This next set is in honor of the many, many people who told me that I needed to include more gender neutral prints {it’s amazing how many preggo mommies come into my tent at Flowertown, and who won’t find out the gender until just after the festival!}.  And also the ones who told me I needed to jump on the FOX bandwagon…..{hint,hint, there are also matching fox bibs, paci clips and appliqued shirts!}Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Fox BurpclothsWhen I saw this set of fabric, I literally could not resist it.  With Millie starting ballet a few weeks ago, ballerinas are on my brain.  But I wanted to keep it simple and elegant {but still girly!}, so I found the coordinating dots and florals, for a beautiful pink, navy and gray combination.Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Ballerina BurpclothsAnd speaking of not being able to resist….I saw the gray fabric first.  It is completely nerdy.  I loved it!  Covered in equations, math symbols and html code, it’s just so geeky!  I’ve had it for almost a year, not being able to find anything to go with it.  Then….the bunson beakers appeared.  Perfection!Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Nerdy BurpclothsI’m not usually one to purchase the “baby print” fabrics.  You know, the baby jungle animals and cartoony stuff.  But, I found that I am a minority, and lots of people are looking for that kind of print, with the quality of my work.  So here is my compromise.  You get your gender neutral, baby animals….and I threw in some trendy owls too!Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Jungle BurpclothsI also found some more modern and trendy prints that called my name this year.  I had my beloved Feather and Arrow Aztec print last year, this year I’m adding to it with this Arrow and Cross print.  I love the metallic gold that’s in it, and I even found a print for a matching pacifier clip!Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Arrow and Cross BurpclothsAnd finally, I wanted to show you some of the fabric that I bought online.  I got a bunch of nautical prints in both blue and pink bases, so they are perfect for all babies!  And how cute are the little French seals?  Check out the Etsy shop to see the rest of these nautical prints {including mermaids!}.Because All Babies Puke: Why Burpcloths are Essential and a sneak peek at the new fabrics in my shop! Nautical BurpclothsHere’s a little info on my burpcloths.  They are made with printed cotton and two-ply flannel, so they are really absorbent, but dry really, really fast too.  I stitch them into thirds, so they are easy to fold…and the more you use/wash them , the softer they get!  Be sure to look at my bibs, and pacifier clips too, as many of them coordinate for the perfect gift.  I still haven’t gotten ALL of my new stuff up in the shop, and won’t be listing some of it until April {after the festival} due to limited quantities, but let me know if you are looking for something specific, and I’m sure we can work something out!

And, as always, you can see everything I make if you follow me on Instagram {@palmsandpigs}.  If you happen to be in South Carolina the first weekend of April {1, 2, 3} be sure to go to Summerville {just outside Charleston} to check out the HUGE Flowertown Festival and Craft Fair.  My booth is almost always on the sidewalk by the tennis courts and I have a big YELLOW DOOR as my sign.  You can’t miss it.  Or, if you can’t get there, just follow my #YellowDoor hashtag that weekend to live vicariously through Social Media!

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