Friday, July 16, 2010

Sewing: Monkey on My Back Blanket

In the midst of my nesting (projects for baby, tying up loose ends on the homefront, rapidly sewing for Audrey and Scarlett...), which is all about MY list of fun things to do, I had to do a little something for Audrey. She has been wanting me to make her a blanket out of this monkey-printed flannel I've had in my stash for well over a year now. I just organized the stash and she pulled it out and asked again, and I thought, "why not?"

I bought this fabric a few years ago when I was in the mode of making simple baby blankets. I have lots of baby blanket ideas on the brain but none that involve something like this... Audrey wanted me to use this soft plush green which I'd used to back another of her blankets, but I didn't have enough, so I made green and white squares--the white is super soft too, feels like minky. I often use rickrack on the edges but I just did a simple self binding on this.

So in about the length of a nap Audrey had a new blanket. Pretty fun to make something she loves this much. She's been curling up with it to fall asleep the past few nights and wears it like a cape in the morning. She likes the monkeys on her back, and I now have one less on mine! :-)


Karin van D. said...

I can imagine she likes it. It looks so soft and comfortable. And those monkeys are cute, nice job!

The Cottage Mama said...

Awwww, so sweet for Audrey. I'm sure she feels so special to have a new blanket especially when baby girl #3 will probably be getting lots of new ones!!


EvaMarieva said...

We’d love to feature an original creation from your site on our blog
But first we need your permission!

We post sewing creations almost every day, but we also have fun themed days. Visit our blog to view the list under the "Don't Miss Days" link.

If you have an idea of which creation(s) you would like us to feature, please let us know.

We are looking forward to hearing back from you and we are on pins and needles until then:)

Vanessa & Eva
Sew It To Me Duo

Marisa said...

That blanket is adorable! It looks so soft and cozy.

But where, oh where did you find that beautiful bowl?

CBH said...

I don't know how I've missed this before, thankfully the widgets below your Chevron Chenille blanket link to other blankets! I love this, totally my skill level, just need a sewing machine now :)

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