Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bib Giveaway

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, Facebook or Twitter. By entering this giveaway you understand that you are providing your information to Sweet Dreams My Child and not to Facebook.
  1. Eligibility: No purchase necessary.  This giveaway is open to legal residents of any of the 50 United States or D.C., who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. The prize may only be shipped to an address in the continental United States. 
  2. Promotion Date: This contest starts at 10:00 AM Mountain Time on October 17, 2013 and ends at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on October 18, 2013.
  3. Chances of Winning: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  4. Winner Selection: The winner will be determined on October 18, 2013. Sweet Dreams My Child will determine the winner by random selection through Rafflecopter from all eligible entries.
  5. Winner Notification: Potential winner will be notified by private message on Facebook and will be mentioned in the Facebook post. The winner will have until Monday, October 21 to reply and confirm acceptance of the prize. If there is no response from the selected winner, an alternate winner will be chosen.
  6. Prize: The winner will receive a limited edition bub. The prize value is $19.00. There is a total of one (1) prize to be awarded to one (1) winner. No transfer, refund, substitution, or replacement of prizes permitted, except that sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  7. Use Of Personal Information: Personal information collected by sponsor will be used for administration of the contest and awarding the prize. Furthermore, by entering, entrants agree to Sweet Dreams My Child use of entrant’s first and last name to announce the winner on this blog and on Facebook.
  8. Sponsor: The sponsor of the contest is Sweet Dreams My Child, LLC.
  9. General: In order to enter the contest or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules. By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the sponsor, Sweet Dreams My Child, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Baby Burp Cloth Cupcake Tutorial

Last week a new niece entered my world and her arrival got me into a sewing mood. I wanted to make something extra special for her and this adorable handmade burp cloth baby cupcake gift set was the result. If you are looking for a unique baby gift for Christmas or a baby shower, you can make this adorable gift yourself. The best part is that with a couple of coupons for my local craft store this gift cost me under $12. Who can beat that? This simple tutorial will teach you how to make a burp cloth and how to wrap them up in cupcake packaging.

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First you will need to gather all of your supplies. For this project you will need:

  - 1/3 yard of two different printed fabrics (off a 45 inch bolt)
  - 1/3 yard of minky dot fabric (off a 60 in bolt)
  - Cupcake box (from the cake decorating section of your craft store)
  - Decorative ribbon
  - Matching thread
  - Jumbo cupcake cups

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The next step is to cut your fabric.

Cut two pieces of each printed fabric to the size of 11" x 13". Cut four pieces of your minky dot fabric also to the size of 11" x 13".

Now you should have a total of eight pieces of cut fabric.

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With right sides together, pin each piece of printed fabric to a piece of minky dot fabric.

Sew around each burp cloth with a 1/2" seam. Leave an opening on one side of about 1 1/2" so that you can turn the burp cloth right side out.

Once you have sewn the cloths, trim the corners and turn each one right side out through the opening.

To poke out the corners, you can gently use the point of a pencil on the inside to push it out. (One of my favorite tips from my 4-H days.)

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Press each burp cloth with your iron on a medium setting to make sure all of your seams are neatly aligned.

Neatly tuck in the edges and pin the opening you used to turn your burp cloth right side out.

Top stitch around all four edges of the burp cloth. This will give you a nice finished look and seal up the opening.

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Now, you should have four gorgeous 10" x 12" burp cloths.

It's time to wrap them beautifully!

Fold each burp cloth up three times to get them into a shape that is perfect to roll up.

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Roll up each folded burp cloth and tie it up with a piece of thread or rubber band.

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Place your burp cloth in a cupcake cup and tie off with some adorable ribbon.

Tip: If you don't have a helper when you are tying your bow, it is easier to tie the bow around the burp cloth first and slip it off. Then put the burp cloth in the cup and slide the ribbon up over the bottom of the cup.

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Finally, tuck your adorable burp cloth cupcakes into a cupcake bakery box and tie off with a ribbon.

What a beautiful baby gift! Baked with a little bit of love and totally unique!

If you don't have the time to make your own burp cloths, you can check out the adorable Limited Edition Bibs and Burps in our shop that would work beautifully for this project. Check them out and take 10% off through December 31, 2013 with the coupon code LIMITED-EDITION.

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I hope you have fun making an adorable gift set for a special baby in your life!