Thursday, July 01, 2010

Using my gifts

For my birthday this year, Natalie gave me the most wonderful fabrics and I have been dying to use them. One is a flannel by Amy Butler, and it is the softest, loveliest feeling fabric. I thought that it would make the perfect receiving blanket. The colors are so bright and cheerful and I think they would actually be great for a boy or a girl. After rummaging through my fabric shelves, I found some fuzzy yellow fleece for the backing and used another birthday fabric for the trim.

The finished blanket is small, but intentionally so. I wanted not so much a swaddling blanket or a wrap around the baby blanket, but a baby-sized blanket that you could throw over your baby without losing them under it. The perfect size to roll up in a diaper bag. Just right to lay your baby on when there is a questionably clean floor and you have nowhere else to change them.

I am making progress towards opening my shop. Every completed project is one step closer. I think I only have about four more steps to go.

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