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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cute Pink Cozyness

Good afternoon and happy Thursday everyone! The weekend is almost upon us. Hopefully spring is almost upon us as well! On Tuesday we got a taste of things to come with 70 degree temps and sunshine all day. Today, however we are stuck inside as it is now 24 degrees outside! When it's this cold out we all need something to keep us warm, especially the little ones.

Last week I shared with you an afghan that I crocheted for my cousin Mal as a baby shower gift. If you didn't get a chance to see it you can click here and take a look. In that post I promised to show you the reversible flannel receiving blankets that I made to go along with the afghan.

I really enjoyed every step in making these blankets, although I think that choosing the fabric was my favorite. My local Joann Fabrics had an adorable selection of cozy flannel prints to pick from. Since I knew I was shopping for a baby girl I limited myself to shades of pink. There were so many precious patterns in all the colors. I had a hard enough time choosing only three pairs of patterns out of the one color, if I had let myself look at all the colors I would have left there with enough flannel for blankets for a dozen babies! 

These blankets were made bigger than most other receiving blankets at 33 inches x 33 inches. They also have a darling print on the front and back so that either side can be displayed for variety.

As soon as flannel goes on sale again I will be making some more of these delightful blankets and I will be sure to share the results with you!

Bears on the front. Polka dots on the back.
Close up of decorative top stitching. 

Custom label by ananenmone labels 

Close up of the work in progress.

I chose this top stitching because I thought that it looked like little
whale tails!

The animals within the dots are adorable.
Wavy top stitching
All folded up and ready for gifting!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Photos of My Quilt

A while ago I wrote a post about my Grama Mary and how she inspires me to crochet and sew. If you would like to go back and read it you will find it here. I took some photos of the quilt that she made for me so that I can show it off to all of you! As you can see, I have the quilt on my bed to keep me warm and cozy at night!
There it is, on my bed.

A closer look at the patterns.

The one on the right is my favorite. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Baby Girl Afghan

I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Neopolitan

   When I found out that my cousin Mal was going to have a baby girl, I knew that I wanted to crochet an afghan for her. Her mom told me that the nursery theme was going to be mossy oak camouflage in pink. Perusing the shelves of Joann Fabrics one afternoon I came upon the lovely yarn that I would use for this project. The shades of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry come together perfectly in this afghan and will hopefully match the nursery theme as well!

Personalized label from Etsy shop Ananemone Labels

I chose to use a shell stitch for this afghan. A shell stitch is so cute and cozy for a baby girl's blanket! The above video is the one that I used to learn how to do the shell edging on the afghan. 

I wish that I would have remembered to measure the dimensions of the blanket before I gave it to Mal. Then you would know the actual size but it was big enough to keep a baby warm and small enough for an older child to carry around as their "blankie".

I also made some reversible flannel receiving blankets for Mal's baby girl. I will post about those soon.