Thursday, September 4, 2008

Going Around Like A Rash

There are three women on our cul-de-sac who are pregnant. When we had our toddler two years ago, there were FIVE. Something in the water.

The one whose house backs up to ours--and who we like better, frankly, than the other one--is due about 6 weeks before I am. She asked for some burp cloths for this second boy they're having, and her only requirement was that one side be the frogs fabric from Michael Miller. Outside of that, she was very flexible.

Here they are, in all their froggy glory:

I changed the shape since I made burps last year. The flat rectangle seems to miss some of the funk as it flies out baby's little gullet. I wanted to make the cloth curve at the neck line just a bit--not so much that I end up with crust under my chin, but enough to be comfortable. At the same time, I wanted them to flare out a little over the shoulder to catch the maximum spittage. These are reversible, but they're also fully lined with cotton flannel to create Super Absorbancy.

The backs each have a different contrast fabric, for variety and interest--one cord, one flannel, and one cotton in a geometric print. This way, she can avoid inadvertently packing the one that gets puked on the most right before she goes out to dinner with childless friends, thereby ensuring that they'll never reproduce of their own accord.

Might need a set of these for our baby...but will they be frogs or flowers?? You'll just have to wait and see! About 8 weeks to go, people. Then Mommy gets a rest. Sort of.


Catherine said...

I am loving that frog fabric!!

Pretty Jane said...

Ohmygosh, I feel the same way! It's hard to tell in this photo, but they're eating little spiders and flies, who have no mouths but these round eyes and look a little startled. Super cute! Glad you like!!