Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Homemade Thursdays

All my girls except for Anna have been blankie girls. Wendy and Lily have been very attached to their blankets. Wendy has a pink Martha Stewart blanket, from my Aunt Barbara, that has been worn so thin it is barely in one piece-thinner than a dryer sheet with big holes. She loves it still and says it is beautiful. I bought her a similar but thicker blanket when she was 2 to see if we could "replace" the grubby one. She wanted nothing to do with the new one I offered, but thankfully Lily took right to that one and it did not go to waste!

I crocheted this blankie size blanket for Rose for her first birthday. It may not become her favorite. We'll just have to wait and see. Click here to see the pattern. I used the softest yarn I have ever felt! It is this bamboo yarn from Micheal's. If you are into yarn, you must check out this squishy, wonderful yarn and find something to make with it!

We also made this sweet little card for my husband's co-worker that had a baby boy this week! I picked up the stamp of baby foot prints at Wal-mart several years ago. It is my favorite for obvious reasons:)
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Mother Hen said...

What a lovely blankie. I need to make several baby gifts, so I think I'll check out the bamboo yarn. Was it horribly expensive? Do you recall what size (# of ounces) the skeins were? I love soft, smooshie yarn!
And the card with the foot prints - very yummy! I used to try to keep actual baby feet on hand to stamp stuff like that, but lately I'm "out of stock." LOL Have to wait for grand-babies. :D
Thanks for linking!

Monica said...

I was a pricey yarn. $4.99 for a small ball. I took two of each color, but I did use coupons on it so it wasn't quite as much. Now that I have made it... this yarn is great for a keepsake type item, not sure how this will hold up to regualar use and washings. It is a hand wash type of yarn. I also think it would "pick" easily. Baby yarn or cotton yarn is probably a better choice if it is going to actually be used.

Sarah said...

I love this yarn the colors are gorgeous and it looks very soft! I just love any kind of yarn. I was always attatched to blankies when I was little Specifically the thermal blankies with the tags, the tag was my fave :) Thats why I think I like fleece blankets so much! But Nathan doesn't really care for any blanket in particular.

That is such a beautiful blanket!