Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Boy and girl baby blankets and toys



Two close friends were dur to have babies with two weeks of each other, one was expecting and boy and the other a girl. So, time to get cracking and make some baby things. Yippee, it's not often I get the chance!

I decided to make baby blankets from a tutorial I found here. I chose a floral print stretch knit for the girl and a soft wool blend black and white check for the boy. The back of the blankets was super-soft white fabric from the towelling section of the fabric shop. I'm not quite sure what it is made from. The tutorial is easy to follow and results in a gorgeous blanket with a border, formed by the backing fabric, and diagonal corners (these were the trickiest part).


I also decided to make little matching soft toys from the 'Misfits' book by Fumie Kamijo and Rosie Short, which I found in the local library. It was very hard to choose which animals to make, but I eventually settled on A reindeer for the girl and a raccoon for the boy. I used scraps of the blanket fabric to make these and then added embellishments later, including a little skirt and antler-bow for the reindeer!

I have to say that both gifts were very well received by my friends and I just loved those thank you cuddles from the newborns!






6 comments:

BebeGoGo.com said...

Wow Megan, nice work!

Anonymous said...

adorable! Nice job with the blankets. I struggled with the corners but once you get the hang of it, it looks so good!
Jess
jbeedelightful.blogspot.com

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Lovely blankets, especially the top one with checks. Such cute, fun 'misfits'!!! Love the little reindeer with her skirt and bow!!! Thanks so much for linking up, Megan...

efw said...

ew

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