I just wanted to share with you how much fun I have been having making baby gifts. I am using Embroidery blanks for these from www.allaboutblanks.com.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her things. They are all very much boutique style quality. One of my granddaughters (the youngest) was holding the velour blanket I made and kept saying “It’s sooo soft, Grandma”. She had a hard time letting go of it. The bear is called “Pancake”. It is flat – which was a little bit of a surprise for me – but very, very soft. The back of the bear is velcroed. Inside of the bear is a little snuggle blanket which I, of course, HAD to decorate. While I have not washed the bear (I think he should wash easily, being that he is “flat”), I have washed the blanket and it did very well. I washed it to make sure that the appliques I have been working on would do well in the wash.
Have you checked out my new vintage roses set? It is so versatile. I digitized it for velour/plush fabrics, but it can go on guest towels, pillowcases, towel bands, etc. These stitch out beautifully and would make such great gifts – even for adults. The photos below show the use of the Vintage Rose set but also the special occasion frame used on the pillow. The pillow form from www.allaboutblanks.com is fabulous. It’s linen and looks so refined. I will be making one in blue for a boy soon. I think it might look nice all tone on tone, too. Don’t you?
I am now working on boy things – a boy alphabet (applique and filled) and then baby boy designs since we have a new grandbaby boy coming in October.
Enjoy the rest of the summer – what’s left of it – and talk to you soon again.