|I have had this cloth since E was born, so pardon the dinginess. It was sort of just an experiment. |
The ribbon came pre-pleated!
I also made a blanket, which was harder than it looked! I found some white minky in the discount bin at Hobby Lobby, got some cute pink flannel from JoAnn's, and got to work. My first attempt failed miserable. The mink tends to shift, bunch, and stretch all at the same time. So after much seam-ripping, a couple of people suggested these blogs. They gave me some great ideas for working with minky, the most important being to PIN A LOT! Seriously, I had 20 pins in each side of this thing. After I got the sides sewn, I got it all turned right-side-out and then top-stitched around the whole things. I think it turned out pretty cute. I may add a little embellishment or two at some point, but for now I'm just please I got the thing sewn!