My sister is supposed to be having a baby in like--less than a month. I'm super-excited. We don't even know if it's going to be a girl or boy, but I'm excited for the little rugrat to come! I have to start going back to school on (gasp!) August 2, so I hope it either comes before then or on a weekend (is that really too much to ask, Laura? I think not). Anywho, back to the weird title of this post.
I have been in semi-craft mode for most of the summer, so let's talk about what I've been crafting. I guess we could say that this post revolves around my wonderful sister Laura, since
she and her hubby inspired this whole baby thing.
I got the idea for a taggie blanket from Lotta Jansdotter (idol)'s baby book. I own her book Simple Sewing and it is awesome. A taggie blanket is basically a miniature blanket with small pieces of ribbon sewn into the seams for babies to suck on! Amazing! It seems simple enough, so I tried it without a pattern.
Here it is, live and in the flesh, complete with accompanying baby! Not really, actually. That little guy is my friend Aileen's kiddo, Hudson. He was "testing" it.
I am loving the look. I used some leftover Amy Butler fabric from an apron I made last summer. I'm excited to babysit the new niece/nephew and wear my matching apron! What's next?! I say matching Christmas jumpers--just for the holiday season!
I love, love, love that fabric for this blankie. Maybe if Jaime's up for it, we could make a trek to Lawrence to Sarah's Fabric--a wonderland.ReplyDelete