I decided it was time to make a new kind of blanket! B got a ton of baby blankets as gifts but the ones that I am most in love with (especially now that it's starting to warm up) are the muslin ones! I remember "splurging" on an Aden & Anais one that was made for American Eagle Kids (AE77) that had robots all over them (B's nursery theme). Even though he wasn't swaddled for long, he still loves cuddling up with this blanket! I decided that he would need a new one for this spring, and ended up buying a few yards of bleached muslin and some silky bamboo yarn for the edges. I love the simplicity of this blanket, but also love how the crocheted edges add that special touch! I also made these double layered, rather than just a single layer of muslin, so even though it does get softer with every wash, it doesn't seem to get that traditional "wrinkly" muslin look. (I may have to try just doing a single layer next time I make B a blanket, because I do love that wrinkly-ness!)
I also recently had a custom order for this new kind of blanket! The customer wanted it personalized, so I was able to cut out the initials using my Silhouette Cameo and heat bonded and stitched the letters onto the muslin. I love the way it looked, and I hope that the person who received it will enjoy it as much as B enjoys his blankie!
i think i've just recently handed out my last baby shower gift! (my husband and i knew 9 pregnant couples at one point, so i'm relieved to be done with all that!)
i thought this little iron-on was really cute for a onesie and decided to pair it with a coordinating burp cloth.
the gift also included a Birdie Sling, sensory blanket, a minky and flannel blanket, and a 2 pack of chenille and flannel burp cloths.
i've always had a thing for monkeys and since i've had several requests for more boy items, what better theme to go with than monkeys!
i just added another flannel and chenille blanket (which is ohh sooo soft!)
and also this Monkey N Round gift set that includes a boys blue kimono top and chenille burp cloth. there are three circles that have cute little sock monkeys in them that are appliqued to the bottom of the shirt. it's also machine stitched for extra decoration and added durability!
here's an order i just finished up for a friend of an old co-worker! she had ordered several baby blankets from me in the past and it seems her friends have all loved them, so when she called to place an order for another baby blanket, she simply told me the name that had to go on it and said, "you pick everything else, i trust your taste!" sooooo...i hope she likes it!
i chose an animal print flannel and a mint green soft minky fabric for the backside. it's got a traditional batting inside. the baby's name is appliqued on the front and machine stitched for added durability. the blanket is also double topstitched. i love making these because they are a lot larger than those regular swaddling sized blankets and will last well through toddlerhood!
i'm sure you've been sick of looking at the ugly ol' comforters i've been using for my niece to sit/lay on- i know i am! so i finally got around to making her a little play mat! i was at Joann's the other day and found some remnant flannel in a butterfly and flower design, along with some pink minky fabric. they were both around the same amount of yardage so i thought it'd be perfect to make a blanket for her! when i brought it home, i realized the flannel wasn't as wide so i was way off! but luckily i had some leftover pink swiss dot fabric from other projects (i like the pink swiss dot print for linings in some of my bags). i was able to whip this up within an hour and had it ready for her after she woke up from her nap! the inside has a high loft batting, so it's extra soft- which she needs since our floors are all wood!
back when i worked in childcare those taggie blankets seemed to be all the rage with the parents. i thought the blankets themselves were a little pricey for just a piece of fabric with some ribbon tags, but kids do love them. really, they just like sticking anything they can into their mouths! better it be something clean right?!
when my niece was born i decided to make her one. they're really easy and the possibilities are endless! i've even made one for my sister-in-law who is due in a few weeks!
when i was little i had a baby blanket that i was super attached to...and yes- i still have it! my sister also had one that basically turned gray because she used it so long! she's hoping that her daughter will have some kind of security blanket that she'll be attached to, and maybe this cuddly taggie will be it!