I have about 400 crafty ideas running around in my head at any given time, and almost never get to them. Julia is almost 8 months old now, and I’ve been wanting to make her a baby blanket since she was born. One of those super soft “minky” blankets that are so snuggly. I ordered the fabric, the minky, found a tutorial and then nothing….
I think it was because the tutorial scared me off a bit- it said the minky fabric was super hard to sew. Nothing frustrates me more than my sewing machine jamming and spending hours trying to figure out how to fix it- who would decide to do that for fun?
Last weekend Tim was away, Ryan was at a playdate, and Julia was napping, so I decided to give it a try. It really wasn’t hard at all actually. I did the whole thing in just a couple of hours – which is awesome considering the amount of times I had to stop & help one kid or the other. I mean, the fabric is super slippery, so it didn’t turn out perfect or anything (try not to look at the bottom side), but no frustrating sewing machine experiences My version of sewing includes no measuring or patterns – too high maintenance.
Of course Ryan came home from her playdate, and decided she needed a blanket first, so we added an “R” for Ryan. Poor Julia is still waiting for hers…. so that goes back on my list. Don’t tell her – she hasn’t caught on yet
Minky fabric- Joann.com
Green fabric- Waverly home decorating fabric
Blue/Grey R fabric- Amy Butler
PS- A few of you commented on the podcast I mentioned in my last post. Here is a link to the website- you can either listen there, or subscribe in itunes. I highly recommend it- they always interview the big people like Ali Edwards, Stacy Julian and Cathy Zielske, and it’s just interesting to listen to their perspectives on things.
I also had mentioned the magazine Scrapbook Trends in that post- it’s a little pricey, but they have online access at a much lower price- here is a link to a FREE download of their December issue (at the bottom middle of this page). Still not sold on the whole online magazine thing – I kind of like flipping through magazines, but this one you can bookmark, download to your computer & print.