Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome, Made by Munchie's Mama. Thanks for the Sweet Giveaway!

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Congrats!! Please be sure to contact me within 48 hours!

It's Thursday -Yahoo! That means I {we} have almost made it through this CRAZY week.

I haven't been around much to post this week due to work,
but I have a great bloggy bud that stepped up to the plate to guest post for me tonight. 

She's cute, she's sweet, and the things she makes in her Etsy shop are to die for.
Talk about talent!
Let me tell ya, I ALMOST want to have another baby so
she can crochet me some little baby goodies ;)

Who is she?? 
She's MADE BY MUNCHIE'S MAMA, also known as Summer.

I can't wait for you guys to meet she wrote up a great tutorial for us
on how to make a burp cloth. Maybe that's another omen that I should have second little one?

And, just when you thought it couldn't get any better,
Summer is also giving away one of her handmade cocktail rings.

Ok, enough with the small talk, take it away Summer!

Hey there Punkin' Heads and Dooda Loo's readers!  
I am so excited to be guest posting for Katie today.  
She is such an amazing woman and so kind and thoughtful, 
not to mention that her blog is super FAB!  
My name is Summer and I have a blog called Made By Munchie's Mama

We lovingly refer to our oldest son as Munchie 
so Katie and I totally share a love for nicknames.   
I am so excited to share this burp cloth tutorial with you all. 

 It is so simple takes hardly anytime at all. 
These make a great little shower gift when you need 
something on the fly and you could totally use 
the scraps to make some adorable bows!  
Here we go...

 Supplies: 1 yard of cotton flannel {I used 1/2 yard each of coordinating patterns}, your favorite burp cloth to use as a pattern {or you can cut out a pattern with paper}, I love to use a rotary cutter and self healing mat, but scissors would work just fine.

 Place 2 pieces of material together right sides out 
and put your "pattern" on top.

 Use your rotary cutter to cut around your pattern.  
You can get about 4 burp cloths out of 1 yard of fabric, 
just depending on what the size of your pattern is.

 Pin your 2 pieces of material together so 
that they don't shift during sewing.

 Sew around the edge leaving about 1/4 inch seam allowance for fringe.  You can do a straight stitch or something fun like my zig zag.  You can even get fancy and use different color thread for the spool and bobbin to make different colors on top and bottom.

 Now you have 4 burp cloths that are sewn together.  
If you stop here, you will have a stringy mess on the edges 
after a wash or two.

 To avoid stringy mess mentioned above,  snip little cuts all around the outside of the burp cloth about 1/4 inch apart.  This makes a cute little fringed edge.

 And there you have it.  So simple: no turning inside out, no ironing, just cut, pin, stitch, and snip!

Here is a close up of the cute fringed edge.

And now on to the good stuff!  
One lucky reader will win this turquoise cocktail ring from the Made By Munchies MamaEtsy Shop

Here is how you enter:
Mandatory - Be a public follower of Made By Munchies Mama & Punkin Heads and Dooda Loo's
Extra Entries:
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Giveaway will end Monday September 26th at 8pm!
Good Luck!!!


Lacee said...

What a great tutorial! I don't sew {yet} but I totally think I could do this! I follow Munchies Mama :)

Lacee said...

I follow Punkin' Heads :)

Lacee said...

I Like Munchies Mama on fb!

Lacee said...

I Like Punkin' Heads on fb!

Katy said...

Katie, I just love your's really taken off and very inspiring!! So proud of you...

Pidg said...

Super cute tutorial..{I miss babies in the house...sniff} I follow Katie's blog!

Pidg said...

I follow Munchies' Mama's Munchie...cutest nickname ever!

Pidg said...

I follow Munchie's Mama on FB!

Pidg said...

I follow Punkin' heads on FB!

Pidg said...

I shared it on FB

Cheryl Roth said...

Hi I'm your new follower with GFC & NB from the FNF hop. I like to sew too. Check out my sites, maybe you'll like to follow back.

Lisa said...

I am a follower of Made By Munchies Momma~
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Lisa said...

I am also a follower of Punkin Heads and Dooda Loo's blog~
~Lisa @ Oeganized Chaos

Lisa said...

I am also a facebook follower of Punkin Heads and Dooda Loo's~
~LIsa @ Organzied Chaos

Lisa said...

I am a facebook follower of Made By Munchies Mama~
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Lisa said...

I shared this giveaway on facebook!~
~LIsa @ Organized Chaos

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

How cute! I have never seen them made this way before. :) I love the fringe ends.

I follow MBMM

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow PHADL

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow MBMM on fb

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow PHADL on fb

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