Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sewing project: a blanket

One of my best friends little girl had her 2nd birthday this past weekend. I wanted to get her something special for her birthday. I had not been able to decide until I found this adorable lemon fabric. Isn't it so cute? The theme of Annabelle's party was a pink lemonade picnic so I decided to make her a picnic blanket. I had not sewn for several years but am started up again. I have been doing fun projects for Owen's first birthday! (I'm excited to show you those soon) I definitely bought a seam ripper while making this blanket but was very excited with how it turned out. The best part is that Annabelle loved it! 

When I started Annabelle's blanket I was borrowing my moms sewing machine. My sister and I have been borrowing it back and forth for different little things we have been making. For my birthday this past week, when we had our family dinner, I opened my gift from my parents and it was a sewing machine! I was completely surprised and so loved. It will be a special thing to have from my parents. I have a lot of memories from when I was little of sewing halloween costumes and other fun crafts with my mom. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of it. I have already used it everyday since I got it! 

Have you ever tried sewing anything? What have you made? I'm excited to finish up Owen's birthday projects, his birthday gift and then make something fun with the vintage fabric I got last week. If you haven't ever tried sewing you should try it! Its really not that hard! 


  1. So cute! I have been borrowing my mom's machine for quite a while. My next project is to make a few baby blankets for showers coming up. Love sewing!

  2. that's so cute! i want to learn!