VIntage Infused

A few more burp rags made from vintage bedsheets and tablecloths for Ruby.

They measure about 9" x 20" and all have matching Tiffany blue tabs. I love how they look stacked together in a bunch and shall probably make another batch before she gets here. I'm not sure I can have too many and there is still no shortage of vintage sheets in the studio as I keep finding more. In fact, I picked one up last weekend at a flea market that was still in its original packaging and was suddenly inspired to make Ruby's crib sheets out of these prints.

We've had thunderstorms all night which means Sebastian has been out of his bed five times for various reasons, the last of which involved changing out HIS sheets. Between that and a little girl with hiccups and the tendency to rearrange herself as soon as I drift off to sleep, this Mama has had one long night. What else does one do when one should be sleeping but can't? Blog.

Here's to a lovely Thursday!

p.s. If you've got a DIY home project or something crafty and original that you're particularly proud of or have recently been inspired by on someone else's blog, send me an e-mail with a link. I'd love to showcase some great work over the next few weeks and know you all are a talented bunch so don't be shy! My e-mail can be found above on the contact page.


Tricia Orchard said...

What do I do when I should be sleeping but can't? Sometimes I check my e-mail or read blogs. Sometimes I read. Usually, I just toss and turn and fret about the fact that I "should" be sleeping!

The burp clothes look great. You are absolutely right that you can't have enough of those things!


Christen Krumm said...

I LOVE these burp cloths!! I have a huge stack of material that has had "burp cloths" name stamped on it for a while, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a soft material for the back... do you mind me asking what you use? I had found some really really soft terry cloth that I had been using, but now all I can find is the rougher terry cloth... any suggestions? :D


mrs.adrienneK said...

you never cease to amaze...but seriously my hubby might get mad at you (your inducing" baby fever" for me and we already have 2 kiddos lol)
adrienne K

RachelDenbow said...

I've been using the really thick, old cotton table cloths that I find in flea markets (plain white) but I've also used chenille in the past, as well as flannel.

I've never liked terry cloth but I know it's really absorbent. Good luck with your search!

Christen Krumm said...

sweet!! thanks!!

we don't have flea markets where i come from :( (i know right!!) so i've been looking for a bunch of "coolness" at the salvation army, garage sales, and the goodwill :)

thanks again!


Katherine said...

I love these stacked up, too! I don't know what it is about stacks and piles of pretty fabric, but I can't get enough!

Jenny said...

These burp rags are lovely...I need to find some for my little Emery Paige due early November :)

RachelDenbow said...


Emery was one of our girl names when we were pregnant with Sebastian. I love it! Congrats on your little girl!

Toni Brockliss said...

beautiful blankets Rachel. I love tiffany blue. It is my favourite colour. :)

I saw this on one of my daily reads - Kootoyoo. Kirsty made this spool holder and I am making one at the moment with all the ikea pencils I have collected over the years. I just have to get my hubby to hang it for me. This is Kirsty's - she is fantastic.


Alisa said...

I just wanted to say your blog is so inpiring... and I recently made some of the burp cloths for a friend and she loved them.. wonderful baby gift idea.

Melissa said...

Your blog is just pure eye candy! I always feel so visually inspired when I visit!!

Love the burp cloths - such beautiful patterns & colors.

Elsie Flannigan said...

love these.
you're the mama with the mostest!
<3 you.

Anonymous said...

those are rad! You are so uber crafty!!

Mallory Phillipy said...

cutest burp cloths ever. ruby is going to have the cutest accessories on the block.

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks, everyone!

jari spry said...

i love everything you do!! i look forward to the diy tutorials... i need some good inspiration after a very hectic couple of weeks! it's time to get creative again!

Kelly C. said...

pretty pretty!
i must admit i have a pretty fierce case of baby-fever right now, and all of this lovely-ness on your blog is making it even more real!

Jessie said...

I love how the burpies look all bundled together like that. I've been a bit obsessed with vintage sheets this summer, too! Let me know if you ever want to swap some out!!

Ashley said...

Feel free to send some Breese's way....:)

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

those are super cute!
however....I was going to give you a link to something you might like to try in regards to your armoire?
If you like that old look (that one sees via anthropologie!) try painting it with milkpaint. You can look through the gallery to get some ideas, but it is a safe paint & makes finishes on products look REALLY true to their age (i.e. beautiful!)
her is the website: http://milkpaint.com/
Sarah M

Maria said...

Many nice things at your blog. I find you trough my Flickr, but I also have a blog...
Love vintage fabrics!

Anna Joy said...

I love that you love to sew.

I just started a DIY blog...


happy crafting!