Thursday, 27 January 2011
A blanket for a newborn baby
A good friend of mine has recently had a baby boy, who they have named Zachary [well his wife actually had the baby, but you know what I mean]. So I decided to make them a homemade baby blanket to celebrate. I found this really cool Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric, which [I know is conforming to social norms] is totally perfect for a baby boy. The other side is a nice soft fleece. Here's a pic of it laid out:
I also decided to applique his initial in felt in the corner and embroider around it. I love blanket stitch!
The felt actually matches the colour of the rhino in real life.
Even though I'm fairly new to sewing, a lot of the things I've made have been gifts for other people. It's so lovely when you can see how much people appreciate a gift you have made them. It makes the whole process 10 times more rewarding.