Oct 23, 2006

Just A Little Monday Fun




Homemade Christmas Gift Idea Exchange is going on over at Kisses of Sunshine and I wanted to join in. I don't actually sew, nor am I crafty, but my mother-in-law made the cutest blankets for my kids last year and I wanted to share with everyone. She picked colors and fabric designs she knew the kids would love, and then sewed two large fabrics together for a personalized blanket. She handstitched the blankets, but I'm sure you could do it with a machine. I like the homemade stitching I see because it shows me Meemee was thinking of them during each stitch. They take these blankets with them on every roadtrip. My kids think you can't travel for longer than an hour in the car without a blanket and pillow. Actually, I was the same way as a little girl. Here is a picture of all three blankets. Ashley's is the green and aqua which matches her room colors. Seth's is of course the camo in the middle, and Annie's is the purple and pink poodle print. Annie's is so soft that she often catches me cuddling up with it on the couch. Can you blame me?

6 comments:

Julie said...

Okay, I admit it. This is the first time I've seen a cammo blanket. I think even my 17-year old son would like that one!

So, can I hire your mom to make US blankies??

Linda said...

I think those blankets will become very treasured possessions for your children. My mom makes quilts for each new baby that arrives into our family. We all treasure those gifts sewn with such love and care.

Larae said...

I actually posted something VERY similar to these blankets..fleece even! I've got a no sew version on there that I like to make since I'm not much of a sewer either. Great minds must think alike! ;)

kpjara said...

I love these! They look so toasty warm for the cooler weather.

GiBee said...

So cute! What a great gift for a child... and you don't really need to be too adept with sewing!

Love it!

Thanks for participating in the Homemade Gift Idea Exchange!

Kathleen Marie said...

What a great idea and so simple but made with love. I admit, I would use a machine, or trust me it would fall apart. Thanks bunches!