24 July 2014

Row by Row Experience: Part Three!

Today's the last four stores that I shop hopped around on Monday. There was supposed to be two more, but sadly, they were closed on Monday. :(

The first of today's post is the astounding Little Quilts. I've heard so much about the amazing-ness of it, and even used to pass by it when Brian lived in the area. Never went in until yesterday. Holy crap. It's jam packed with the most amazing stuff. I should have taken a picture.

I got the Patriotic Little Quilts book; it was on sale! And it's full of great patterns. I got a little heart quilt kit, their adorable row, some "chicken wire" fabric, and a great small package of fat quarters. The picture doesn't do it justice, but they're gorgeous together. And they, too, were out of licence plates, so I was able to order theirs also. I could have bought more from this store, but I didn't. I also bought some number sign/pound sign/hashtag/# fabric, but for some reason, I didn't take a picture of it.

Then, I zipped over to Cottontail Quilts in Kennesaw, GA. Thankfully, it wasn't anywhere near Barrett Pkwy. I would have cried, if it was. This was an equally adorable store.

Got a cute Christmas Tree pillow kit. I figured I'd try my hand at it. Also picked up their row kit, along with two grey fat quarters, and two buttons. "My stash is bigger than yours" and "sew creative." Also ordered their license plate, too.

Realized I should have gone to Tiny Stitches in Marietta before going to Kennesaw, but it actually worked out better in the long run. When I pulled up into the parking lot NO ONE was around. Got nervous but saw the little quilted "open" sign, and walked on in. Dangerous store. DANGEROUS.


As you can see, I got in a wee bit of trouble. I saw the yellow fabric on a blog somewhere. It's directions on how to fold a paper hat, and omg, of course I needed that. The pink/purple is some Eric Carle fabric my mother was looking for, so that doesn't count. AND THEN SOME ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE FABRIC OH MY GAWD. That was one of my favorite shows as a kid, and I have never seen the fabric before, so I jumped all over it. Don't know what I'm going to do with it, but !!!!! Moving along, got some really cute rainbow striped fabric, and some rainbow "swiss dot" heart fabric. Got a lot of that. I'll share it with Mom. I know she wants some. And lastly, hedgehog fabric. Yeah. It was too adorable not to get. Got their pattern, they were out of their bug kit, too, but got a really great idea to do veggie fabrics! And ordered their license plate, too. They were out. All the "closer to Atlanta" stores were out!

And lastly, I went to Pickleweeds. The name alone was worth the trip.


Though, their row was one of my favorites, so I HAD to go. Do you see how cute it is? Also, they had MORE chicken wire fabric for 50% off, so I bought the rest of the bolt. The Christmas fabric was 20% off, so I figured, what the hell, and got some of the Chalkboard Christmas. I mean, it's red and black Christmas fabric. What's not to like? I also got some other fabric, but it's for a Christmas present, and I think she reads my blog, so you'll just have to wait until I'm finished with it. Had to order their plate too. BUT, because I live in Alabama, they have an Alabama discount of 20%, so I got 20% off on top of all of that!! How great is that? They know us sad folks in Bama don't really have any quilt stores, so they pity us, and help save a little bit.

So, looking back, hopping across eight "north" Georgia stores was fun. I amazingly only got stuck in traffic for 15 minutes. Seriously, that's a miracle. Sad I didn't get to go to two stores, but maybe, I can go back soon! Hitting all the GA stores would be amazing. Wonder if I can do it?


23 July 2014

Row By Row Experience: Part Two!

So, Monday, I sped my way through the Atlanta area, hopping through as many stores as possible. I got through 8. EIGHT. I originally was only going to do four, and then...whoops.

Let me tell you about the first four!

My first stop was going to be originally in Jonesboro, but when I realized that Patrick's Feed and Seed opened at 9, I figured, "what the hell" and went there first. No regrets. It's a quilt store/feed and seed/CANDY STORE in Covington, GA. That's what sold it for me. It was nice! A third of the store was quilting, a half was gardening stuff, and the rest was candy. It was definitely a little country store. They had hoop cheese. If I wasn't gonna be in the car for a million hours, I was totally gonna get some. But I got cookies, instead.

This is my small haul from there. Got their kit, license plate, and two grey fat quarters for an upcoming Christmas present. I also snuck a picture of this quilt.

Gorgeous. I'm gonna go back and get that kit, one day. I love it! (Bribe parents for Christmas present?)

Next stop was also unplanned, but I realized it was on the way, and so I said "Hell yeah!" Very happy I stopped. A Scarlet Thread in McDonough, GA is amazing. It's so bright, and colorful, and cheerful, and I could have left with a car full of things. But I was good, and I didn't.



I got the V & Co sewing machine quilt pattern, their cute pattern, their license plate, and one grey fat quarter. And, because they were featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine, I got a complementary copy! How nice! Every one was super friendly. I'd totally go there, again.

Next stop, was originally my first, in Jonesboro, GA. Quilts N Fixins is a cute little store, who always has a gaggle of ladies there when I visit. They also have an amazing rooster quilt.


I'm determined to make at least four of those roosters. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous in person, and it's so inspiring every time I see it.

So, this time, I bought one rooster, Rascal, to give it a shot. He's all flustered looking and I love it. I also got the Lost Socks pattern, because I'm crazy and decided that I'm bored enough to try applique. Or as Brian pronounces it "Apple-Kay." Got one of their license plates, and their kit. They were out of their kits, but that's okay. This was also the last store I was able to pick up a plate at.

My next stop was Intown Quilts, in Decatur, GA. THEY HAD COTTON + STEEL. I molested all of the fabric. It's really great fabric, and I can't wait to see what they come out with next. I was able to hold my excitement and only pick out ONE yard.


Do you see it? I picked out the canvas, because it was amazing. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but there it is. I own some Cotton + Steel. I also picked up some license plate fabric to go with all my license plates I'm getting. Thought it would be cute to go on a quilt. Got their pattern, too.
Found a bunch of grey fat quarters, including the chemistry one. It's awesome. The spider webs glow in the dark, and the football is for a project I've been commissioned to do. And lastly, do you see that one by the footballs? That's SELVAGE printed fabric. So, of course, I needed a fat quarter of that. And for a dollar, I got a button that said "UFO-logist." Cause...that's how I roll. They were out of patterns, so I put in an order for one.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's next four.

22 July 2014

Row By Row Experience: Part One!

For those of you who don't know, the Row by Row Experience is happening right now! And if you don't know what that is, it's a US wide (and Ontario!) shop hop, where you go visit stores from 1 July to 1 September and pick up rows from each store (and a cute little license plate) and use at least eight of the rows you've picked up to create a quilt! The first one to a participating store with a finished quilt, wins 25 fat quarters! It's all very exciting, but I'm only in it for specific rows, and mostly the license plates. To read more, go here.

So far, I've been to eleven stores. Yes, eleven, just in Georgia. Could have been thirteen, but two were closed yesterday. :(

The first store I went to was Magical Stitches, in Macon, GA. It was a quick "on the way home" stop. I picked up their license plate and their pattern. I don't remember what I did from them, so here's the photos from the Georgia Row by Row Facebook page.






Cute, right? I didn't get their kit, because I was seriously in a hurry. I stopped there on the 3rd of July.

And right before I got home, I was able to make stop #2 at Sunday Best Quiltworks in Ellerslie, GA. It's a cute little store. I got their pattern, but they didn't have any license plates. The owner didn't realize they were fabric, and thought they were real licence plates! Oops. Though, I did pick up their acrylic templates for their Ceaser's Crown quilt. Lookit:


Yoinked off their website.
It's absolutely gorgeous in person, and I think it's going to be my first curved piece quilt. Go here to their website to check it out!



A little later on the 15th, I made my third stop at my local quilt store, Sew Much Fun in Columbus, GA. It's a great store, too! I went in because they had their Christmas fabrics out, and I needed their snowflake quilt.


From their Facebook page
I have a Christmas quilt in the works, but I don't have a winter one! I saw that, and knew it needed to be mine. I also picked up some Eric Carle Christmas fabric for Mom. She needed it. I also got their kit and their licence plate, too!


I mean, come on. PEACHES.

 How cute is that? I mean, as a native Georgian you HAVE to have something peach themed in your house. So, I picked up their kit.
And look at that tag. How can you not have one of those?

So far, this has been really fun. I mean, what's better than quilt store hopping?

Anyone else out there in blog land participating?

17 July 2014

I Spy with my Little Eye: My Craft Room!

I always enjoy searching for craft room ideas on Pinterest. It's mildly inspiring, and makes me wish I had a permanent house so I could do cool things like I see in some. But, alas. I move too often for that to happen. So, I made do with what I have. And today, I'm finally pleased enough to show you what I make-do with.

It's not perfect, but who am I kidding? Neither am I.


So, I suppose here's the "messiest" part of the room. You can clearly see a computer that should have been put to pasture about three years ago, that has "next in line" projects piled on it, or around it.


Here's my sewing counter. You've got my ironing station, my sewing machine, my serger, my shotglass collection and a few things piled. (I like piling things.) Because of the window, this picture is dark. :\ My photography skillz are not fantastic.


Here's my cutting area! And things that should be on the wall, but aren't, because there's no point! You can see my Halloween quilt still sitting there. I'm also very pleased with my bins under the table.


Look how nice and labeled they are.


And here's the other half of the room. The shelf is actually a vanishing design wall that's really, really awesome. It's one of my favorite purchases EVER.

 

And of course, inside the closet. It's still cluttered, but who am I kidding? It's a closet. It has doors. I can find things. It's just fine.

And there you have it. This house's craft room. I've had three different craft rooms since 2011. How many more will I have? How will I lay them out and design them? STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT.

(But the real question is, where's my fabric?)

12 July 2014

Cats are Assholes.

So, Scout has found her a new spot, sleeping on our CLEAN TOWELS.


Yeah, I see you there, looking all cute and innocent. GET DOWN.

I thought I was being clever, and I put the hand towel across it. "That'll stop her."

Next morning, SIKE. 

 Look at her, shunning us. Pretending that if she can't see us, we can't see her. NOT. GET DOWN.

So, I figured putting the washcloth bin up there would stop her. Hubs didn't agree. *sigh* He was right. Later that day....


YOU GINGER HEIFER. GET OUT.

So, I got a freakin' Mantry crate and put it up there. She jumped up there, and we heard a crash, and saw her running off.

So far, so good...

11 July 2014

Mini-Updates

I did so good last week. I actually posted a lot. This week? Not so much. So, have some mini-updates.

 I'm almost done with my 40 Bags in 40 Days. I'm on day...25, and I still have a few things left. 


Now that the guest room is void of fireworks, I can go re-tackle that. Yes, I have to re-clean it, because everything was thrown everywhere and just ugh. As you can see, the craft room is now mostly done. I just need to go through some bins in the closet. I'm still procrastinating on the living room. There's not even much to do, but still. And then, of course, go back through all my denial stuffs. But, I'm very pleased with how I've done, and my husband is shocked. Shocked, but incredibly pleased. (He's super neat and organized. I'm...not. At all.)

I started a Halloween Quilt, because hey, Halloween in July, not Christmas in July. It's Maude Asbury's Spooktacular (with one fabric of Spooktacular Too). I'm using Amy Smart's Lattice Quilt pattern, and I can't tell you a good review yet, because, I'm still cutting it out. See?


Looking to finish it and a bag or two by the end of the month.

In more exciting news, I joined a class on Fitocracy, and it started on the 30th. I'm tired of being pudgy and weak, so I figured it was time. Wish me luck. One day, I'll be brave and post my results.

03 July 2014

Tiptoe Through the Tulips!

Back around Mother's Day, a friend (I think it was Kristy) posted a pattern giveaway from Quilting in the Rain. I knew I needed it, immedeatly. It was a TULIP pattern. Tulips are one of my top three flowers. (Followed by Ranunculus and Peonies) So, I entered the giveaway, and I sadly, did not win. So, I zipped over to her etsy store and bought it. And waited. Not very patiently. Keeping up with my destash promise, I went through my fabrics. Found the perfect one. Dear Stella's Clementine collection. I believe it's called Flower Market. Anywho, I decided it was the one.
Move over to my Fat Quarter boxes, and decided just to go with some solids for the tulips. I didn't have big enough scraps, or like any six particular patterns together. And for the background? Stumped.

Thought for a while.

Polka dots.

But what kind?

I really wanted some multicolored ones, but only in swiss dot. Couldn't find any. I was almost about to resort with grey on white swiss dot, when a thought occurred to me. SWISS FLOCKED DOT. And low and behold, an etsy seller had the perfect one for me. Mint colored with white dots. She even checked to see if it matched my Dear Stella fabric. (Now that's customer service.)

So I waited some more.

It came in!

Started cutting everything out, immediately. The next day, I put the whole top together and basted it with some vintage blue floral that a friend had given away before she moved. But how to quilt it? I was stumped. I let it sit for a while, while thinking about it and looking up examples. Nothing I liked. Quilting on the flocked swiss dot, just wouldn't do it. So I consulted a friend, and BAM. Just stitch in the ditch, and give the leaves veins. Duh. (Thanks again, Courtney.) I finished it last night. 2nd quilty project ever to complete in a month. With further ado, the results!


BEHOLD. 

My bobbin started hating me, so there's some goofs on the back, but it's going on a wall, so I'm not too worried.

Over all, I'm proud of this, and the pattern was really simple and easy. It's now proudly hanging on my wall.

02 July 2014

The Weekend Quilt, FINISHED.

I really got bit by the finishing bug. Remember my "Weekend" quilt? Well, it was more like a month quilt. Took me 30 days from start to finish! Not that it actually took a month, but I'm just slow. And have starteritis. Moving along, it's done it's done it's done!

There it is in all it's glory. I'm so happy for it to me done. I think it turned out wonderfully. I had it quilted by the local quilt shop, Sew Much Fun, and once again, she did a great job.


And here's the back. Can you see the stars quilted in there?

I really freakin' love this quilt. I think this is the one I'm most proud of.

30 June 2014

Fall Quilt, FINISHED.

Back in the summer of 2013, I started making my fall quilt. WHO KNEW it would take me almost a year to finish? (me.) I'm missing pictures of the progress (I think they're on my other computer) but I am finally done! I even quilted it. It was my first quilt that I did by the laser picture scroll things.


So, it's been in the quilted, but unfinished state since probably August of last year. Just folded up. Hanging out on my quilt ladder. Waiting. Taunting. 

Until yesterday. I decided to finish things before I started new ones. All the things. And so I did. 

Yesterday, I dug through my fabric, was was able to find the binding fabric I purchased. Thankfully, I did purchase it last year, because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have found it. Posh Pumpkin is hard to find now. I cut, sewed, ironed, and attached it. Left it like that, so I would have something to entertain me today. And I finished it. Aww yiss.



Here is the horribly wrinkly front.

And there is the equally wrinkly back. (Thanks Brian, for holding things.

This quilt has a story. I didn't like it originally. I bought it, because of the pumpkin fabric, which I thought was adorable. But, after I put it together, I started having doubts. Like "omg it's the 1970s" doubts. There were days I hated it. People offered to buy it from me, but no, I wasn't that desperate to get rid of it. I mean, pumpkins! So, my friend Kathie, suggested adding a bored. Right on, Kathie. Right on. I found the brown plaid, and stuck it on. And that did it. I no longer hated it. It was the perfect Fall quilt! I decided to do a flannel backing, which, I may never do again, because EVERYTHING sticks to it. I took the top to the local quilt store in El Paso, Owensville, and picked out the binding fabric. It wasn't my first choice, but meh. I figured I'd do something different. Why not? I quilted it sometime in the fall, after Brian came home, and there it sat. Until now.

I think I've grown to love it.


29 June 2014

AIRBORNE.

Fort Benning had their Independence Celebration yesterday, and the ONLY thing I wanted to do was the airborne towers. What is that, you might ask? Well, when you go to airborne school, you learn how to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. So, when we arrived at Benning, Brian's school is right next to the Airborne field, where they have the parachute towers, and basically, really awesome ziplines.  And I got the chance to do them yesterday. Basically, it's a 34' tower, that has cables you're attached to, and then you jump out the door. Yes, you jump out a perfectly good tower and hope for the best.


First, you get hooked into your harness thing, and have the ever living stuffing squeezed out of you, followed by a helmet.

Next, you walk up a 34' tower, letting the guy behind you pass you, because I'm so out of shape, and omfg stairs.

Once he gets up there, and jumps, it's now your turn. The guy starts hooking you up, and tells you, "Okay, you can jump!"

You pause. Doubt yourself. Accidentally look down. Oh hell no. Start having second thoughts. The jump guy says, "You can do it! It'll be fun!" The other guy goes, "I know you can jump, you're wearing Chucks." By God, he's right. I AM WEARING CHUCKS. I take a deep breath. Mutter a cuss word of choice, and take a running leap. SCREEEEEEAM.


Which alerts your husband that you are, in fact, jumping from the other side. And not the one he's close to, so he doesn't get the horrified look on your face. And probably because I ran, as I'm flying down this cable to my death, I'm spinning in circles.


Moving very fast towards the end. Trying not to lose my sunglasses.

As I approach the end, the guy yells "LIFT YOUR FEET." My bad guy. Didn't want to kick you in the head.

I reached the end, and kept going, then I flew backwards into four soldiers. Sorry guys, but great catch. They released me, after I was able to stand up, and I wobbled back to Brian.


I'd totally do it again.

20 June 2014

Feelin' Like a Badass.

There I was, yesterday, tackling the craft room like a mad woman. Dumping out containers, throwing stuff away, stuffing stuff in a box to give away, putting things in their proper [new] places, it was great. I was noddin' along to my jams. It was great. I was confident that I was gonna have this room cleaned and organized by Saturday. And even possibly my 40 Bags in 40 Days list done by the end of this month. I mean, look how much I've done so far:

Note: Yesterday not marked off.
And I was pleased. Confident. Inspired. Motivated. And then I ran out of water. So, I got up from my mess, and headed towards the kitchen. As soon as I left the craft room. I heard the cries of Winnie, who loves to do nothing but hang outside all day long. (And night, if we'd let her.) I rolled my eyes, because I thought she had caught another Skink. But, when I entered the living room, she was practically climbing up the screen, freaking out trying to convince me to let her in. So, I let her in. And as soon as I opened the door and looked up, I saw what was freaking her out. The woods behind our house was on fire.
"Oh, shit!" I said as I walked out on the back porch. Then, I noticed two boys desperately flinging coolers of pool water onto the flames. I hustled down to the bottom of the yard, and noticed that the neigbors were starting to slowly come out. "HAVE YOU CALLED 911?!!?" I yelled. I got back a weary, "Yes ma'am." I wasn't too confident. I texted Brian that the woods were on fire, and then I called 911. I think four or five of us did. Then I took a picture.



The neighbor next to me, started talking to me. She said she'd called 911, and that she was worried, because she had a baby. I told her not to worry, until the fence was on fire. Then, a breeze happened.


And that's when I started to worry. First, I went to go find our little bitty fire extinguisher. Found it, and realized that wasn't going to work. So, I hooked up the hoses, instead.
Then the wind blew, again.


The neighbor, said, "That's getting mighty close to your fence." Yeah it was. So, I hosed down the fence and the yard, and the realized I was too short to even see over the fence. So I went and got the ladder. As you can see in this picture, the fire department is in the upper right side, trying to control it over there. Also, notice how LARGE the flames are. It started spreading QUICKLY. By the time I got the ladder and my hose set up, it was 10 feet from our fence. I turned that sucker on full blast and started spraying. I was able to get a lot of it out, and then ANOTHER breeze came and blew the fire about two feet from the other neighbors fence. I got that out, too. Then, two guys from the neighborhood behind us came running at me and asked if they could use my hose. I said sure, my flames were out, and threw it at them. So for the next fifteen minutes, I helped feed the hose over the fence and watched out for new fires. They were able to get it all out before it damaged any houses. Right before they finished, Brian came home. He found me outside on a ladder, pointing over a fence at still smoldering bits to the guys with our hose. He didn't get the text until he got home. Thankfully, it wasn't anything worse. While I was reeling in the hose, Brian went to go talk to the fire department.
Turns out, no matter what they did, they couldn't have reached the fire with their hoses. (So they say.) There wasn't a place where they could have gotten the truck into, to have access for the hose, because of all the fence in the area. Which is rather disturbing. The scarier part to me? If I wasn't home, a lot more damage could have been done if I hadn't have hooked up my hose. (Just bragging a bit. Let me have it.) Though, my dying gratitude is to those three random guys who helped fight the fire (I'm looking at you awesome beard guy, bald guy with TMNT shorts, and Old-School Oakley guy who had more hose). They came out of nowhere, and took over through the briars, the burning bushes, and whatever else horrible was back there. THOSE guys are the real heroes. I thanked them profusely, and as they were walking back, another neighbor, who'd just gotten home from work, offered to buy them a case of beer. Didn't even think of that.
So, as I was dragging the hose and the ladder back up the hill, Brian came back from finding out what happened, and helped me clean up. Then, the fire guys and a sheriff's deputy appeared in the neighbor's backyard, and started discussing what was going on.
Turns out, two kids in the other neighborhood were just lighting fires in the woods for shits and giggles. Being kids. Then, of course, it got out of hand, and they freaked out and tried to put it out. Needless to say, when the deputy went to one kid's house, he didn't answer the door. But the other kid did, and ratted the other kid out. Let's just hope there's some sort of consequence to this. Here's the aftermath:


As you can see, it got pretty close to the fence. I was able to put it out, before any real damage was done.

Brian jumped the fence a little later to check out the damages and he got this picture.


 Can you see me, the bright white blob at the corner of our fence? Yeah. They burned about an acre and a half in about 30 minutes.

So, yeah. Needless to say, the craft room didn't get finished, and still is in the state as I left it. I'll finish it later. I'm tired, from being sunburnt and having heat exhaustion.

Can you spot the cat?
But, it's getting better. Here's to a fire-free weekend.

17 June 2014

40 Bags in 40 Days

40 Bags in 40 Days is a "decrapifying" effort created by Ann Marie over at White House Black Shutters blog. I tried to participate in it during the Spring Edition right before we moved from Bliss to Benning, I got quite a bit done, and we made decent money at our moving yard sale, but not as much as I wanted. Nor as organized as I wanted.

Since we've moved here, when I started unpacking our stuff, I started getting rid of things. I still have two boxes in the kitchen, one for yard sale, and one for eBay. Much to my husband's discontent, those boxes are still sitting there. (But less full!) I still have a house full of "crap" I'm in denial about. I'm a closet pack rat. Shhh.

So, back with perfect timing, the Summer 40 Bags in 40 Days has begun!

Totally not my graphic, borrowed it from whbs.
My goal is to have this house cleaned out in less than 40 days, and organized before the movers come this fall. I will NOT have things lost again. (Like my WEDDING BOUQUET. *sob*) I will have things in place, labeled and ready to go.

The fun thing about this challenge, is that it comes with GRAPHICS and support! There's a Facebook group, or two (I think?) and SPREADSHEETS. LOOK AT MY SPREADSHEET.




As you can see, not all 40 days are filled. I don't have that many areas. I have a lot of stuff, but not many places to clean. And sometimes, two or three can be done in a day, and one could take two days. Some could take a week (see no. 37 "Parent's House") and some could take a lifetime (see no. 34 "denial stuff.") Wait, can you even read that? *squints*

My goal is to do at LEAST one number a day. In theory, it should take just a little over a month to do. You can go ahead and put a date on when you want to do them on, but I'll get bored with a room and skip to another room. So, I'm just going to put a date completed instead. Though, I don't think there's any real "rules" to this besides "decrapify."

My ultimate goal is to have everything done by the last week in July, so I can have a moving yard sale the first weekend in August, to try to help build up a bit more money before we move to wherever the Army decides to send us.

I'm off to a good start though. I went through ALL my clothes today. Donated two 13 gallon trashbags worth of clothes. I have another bag of clothes I'm going to try to sell to Plato's Closet and on ebay. If they don't sell by the time we move, donated they get. Tomorrow, the rest of the closet.

Wish me luck, and if you decide to participate, good luck to you too!

16 June 2014

A Little Bit 'O Camo

My mom called me on Friday. I don't remember how the conversation went, so I'm just gonna make it up.

Mom: Hey! So, you remember Mrs. Blah's daughter, Blah Blah, right?
Me: Yeah...
Mom: Well, she's having a baby shower this week and I'm thinking she needs some cute burp cloths.
Me: Oh yeah, she is pregnant.
Mom: I was hoping you could help me...
Me: Yeah! I have this really easy pattern and all you need to do is cutthefabricandjustsew...
Mom: I was hoping you could...
Me: it on...
Mom: make them for me.
Me:....oh.
Mom: I'll pay you.
Me: Well, yeah! Okay, that's not a problem I've got some pinkfabricsomewhereandi'm cleaningoutthestash and what's the theme?
Mom: They like camo.
Me: CAMO. I have camo. Matter of fact I have some pink rick-rack, too. Done.
Mom: ...okay.

And hour later I produced these:


They were really simple. Measured the length of the burp cloth, cut rick rack to that length, cut the width x height + 1.5" on each side for the fabric, ironed the ends under, pinned, sewed and I was good to go. If I added it up, I maybe used a ¼ a yard of the fabric and 1½ packages of jumbo rick rack. Had the diapers on hand, and I was good to go!