Monday, December 22, 2008


I love working with the minky. Yes, it takes more time, but it's so rewarding seeing it done and feeling how soft it is!

I've changed the corners of the bottom part of the blanket. Mine drags on the ground if I set it down and I don't care to have ickiness on my baby. Now they don't drag! Hooray!

This one turned out so fun! My friend Kelly has two kids. We were lucky enough to be pregnant at the same time with both of our babies. This one's for you, baby Brody!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MaryAnn's Giveaway and Alissa's Gift

I didn't want to post pictures until I knew their blankets made it to them. I'm hoping Alissa's made it to her. :)

I've been working on an improvement. One of my complaints with the plain blanket is this: My baby is asleep in the car seat and the handle is in the lowered position. I pull the handle up to carry him around, and the viser stays down while the handle comes up - along with the blanket. Now the blanket has fallen on my baby's head and wakes him up. Grr.

No more of that, though! What do you think?

Here's MaryAnn's frog giveaway:

And here's Alissa's gift for her baby boy coming in January:

I almost forgot to show and tell about the thank yous I made to match the cover for Alissa. They're 4.5" x 5" flat cards with envelopes. I should've taken a picture of it put all together since I wrapped them in a strip of dotted fabric from the top of the blanket. SO cute! Since I didn't take a picture of hers, this is a picture of my friend Melanie's gift I'm giving to her for her baby Phoebe. It shows how cute they are printed and all wrapped up ready to give - a perfect little "extra" for the mom.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Pink Paisley

My favorite thing lately is finding a fabric scrap that works as a nice contrast for the handles on the car seat blanket. Any more of this hot pink gingham would have been too much of a good thing, but I love it in this small dose.
The right light on minky fabric makes it look as soft as it is, no?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Brittney's Giveaway Car Seat Blanket

Even though this fabric was hard to work with (the quilted side), I thought the end result was pretty cool. Brittney (one of our giveaway winners) wanted to have something paisley that didn't look too girly. Because it's for a boy.

I also did a really girly car seat blanket over the weekend. Since I finished it in the middle of the night, my pictures turned out bad bad bad. (I couldn't get the flash to work and yet it wasn't bright enough either. What the heck?) Anyway, the close up of the fabrics wasn't too bad. I was so excited to find Amy Butler's Dandelion fabric in pink!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Do Not Judge

My best friend asked me to make her a car seat blanket (for her friend) with a New York Giants theme. I think this goes above and beyond supporting the team, but I'm happy to have a challenge. They make college-themed fabric too. Just so you know. :)