Happy New Year, everyone! Here's your link to Episode 19.
What fun to visit with the awesomely awesome Tina Sparkles, designer and author of "Little Green Dresses." (Visit Tina's Web site here.) She's got such a great combination of sustainable mindset, creativity, and style -- and her ideas are so adaptable! Hope you feel like you're right in the sewing room, chatting with both of us.
If you can't find the book at your library or local bookstore, find it here.
Not many other links for this podcast (except for Bananagrams!) but I do have a couple of photos from my flannel-blanket-making extravaganza:
You can make almost any size of flannel yardage into a great receiving blanket. These are all double thickness, so they're nice and warm, but still drapey enough to swaddle a baby snugly. See the rounded corners? I cut those using an old CD as a guide, then serged a rolled-edge hem around the perimeter. The layers of flannel tend to hold together effortlessly, so there's no need for quilting the layers beyond the hem.
Oh, here's another tidbit - in the photo above, notice the jungle animal print and also the print with the little airplanes. Both those pieces of flannel were from the stash of dear Mrs. Flannery, the guild member I talked about in Episode 18. She was always so generous in making things to donate to babies, and I know that's how she would have used this flannel if she hadn't become ill. It made me feel great to know I could spend just a couple of minutes with her fabric and get it off to the purpose she would have intended!
Of course I forgot to photograph the burp cloths before I packaged them up, but those were super cute, too. Size doesn't matter for those, either - just make a strip long enough to toss over a shoulder and serge the two layers together. One layer would be fine, as well, but the double thickness makes it a little more cuddly for the baby, I think.
Thanks for joining me! I'll be back soon.