Thursday, September 8, 2011

up to my old tricks

baby-blanket-making tricks, that is. I have completed two simple flannel blankets in the last month. I had actually began them in the I-need-to-keep-myself-busy-and-distracted early stages of labor with Sweet Pea, but I only finished the second one last week.

The first one I finished was for a friend whose little girl is due to arrive any day now. It is just like the blanket I made for my little nice, except that I used yellow instead of the solid pink.

Have I mentioned that I love top stitching... (Sorry about the dark pictures. I finished the blanket about an hour before the baby shower, and I couldn't wait until the cloud blocking the sun moved away to take photos.)

The blanket, an owl, a crocheted baby hat, and a pacifier clip made quite a nice shower gift.

The second blanket is an even simpler two-layers-of-flannel-sandwiched-together blanket for Sweet Pea. I love the green print. I bought it when I was expecting Little Man just in case he was a girl. (Hey, it was on sale, and I loved it!). I'm happy to finally be able to use it. I had hoped to find the perfect color of pink for the back, but I just couldn't, so I settled for a lovely yellow print instead. After I bought it though, I began second guessing and wondering if I should have gotten purple...

Sweet Pea seems to like it just the way it is, though, so I reassure myself that yellow is indeed lovely and move on with life. : )

Linking up with Jennifer's Studio Sneak Peek.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your Sweet Pea is precious, all snuggled in her new cozy flannel blanket! I think the floral flannel is very pretty :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How sweet! Your blankets are just beautiful. And I can see how soft they are. What a wonderful shower gift! I also love that green print... so pretty. Sweet Pea is so adorable! :)

Stephanie said...

You have some serious sewing talent! I love how your baby is wrapped in your creation. . . so content and snuggly.

Cindy said...

That is a beautiful shower gift! Did you crochet the baby hat? If so, could you share the pattern? A friend is having a baby girl at the end of the month, and this would be so perfect for her...and I love "sweet pea's" blanket and personal photos!

Bonita Rose said...

beautiful photo of your little one! Visiting fr studio jru! hug xo

Joni Nickrent said...

A beautiful gift from start to finish...I'm sure it will be cherished and treasured! POP ART MINIS

Robin Norgren said...

the shower gift is beautiful beyond words. And your new one is just beautiful!