Friday, April 22, 2011

Blankies, afghans, and quilts

It's time to show off some more completed projects. I posted a picture of the hand-knit baby blankie Wennie's baby boy and also posted the hand-knit for Leslie's little one. They're not the first or the last baby blankie I've made for a baby.

I wish I could find the pink Sylvester the Cat blanket and window treatments I made for Mickey when she was a baby....I'm sure there's a picture floating out there somewhere.

In the meantime, I'll show off the crib set I made for Zachary. (Cody got shafted...poor boy was born when Philip and I were struggling financially...we even pawned my $500 camera and never got it back, so we don't even have many photos of him when he was a baby). Anyway, When I was pregnant with Zachary, I wanted a nice crib set. Between the farm animals, bugs, and cheesy animal themed sets...I was annoyed. Why couldn't I find neutral blue baby sets? I finally found a set that I fell in love with but it was $600! Ummm No thanks! I was inspired by the set I loved and decided to make my own.

This is the comforter before I tied the back to the front.

This is almost identical to the $600 comforter that I fell in love with. I made it with flannel fabrics. Here it is in the crib with the bumpers I made to match (and christmas lights on the crib. Zachey was a month old at Christmas time and we found he was mesmerized by the lights, so we put them on his crib to help calm him. It was brilliant).

Awesome, right? It was so awesome that Zachary slept beautifully in that blankie. He would NOT nap at the daycare. I would work all day and then get home and I would lose any time with him because he would go right to sleep. :( I didn't get to spend any time with my baby boy.  SOooooo....

I made him a duplicate blanket to stay at daycare. That's when he finally napped at daycare.

To this day, Zachary still sleeps with BOTH the flannel blankets.

I rule.

I also made Mia's crib set. The only pictures I have are closeups of the fabric.She still sleeps with it, so I guess I could snap a picture of it and post it.

Some of my favorite blankies are the handknit spiderman blankies. First one was made for Zachary and Mia kept trying to steal his, so I made her one.


  1. Spiderman blankets are the coolest ever.

  2. I think I'm going to have to petition for a spinderman blankie when J is older.

  3. The Spidey blankets ROCK! I used top quality yarn that is also 100% machine washable. Same yarn I used for the Disney blanket, Wenny.