"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The gift of Meaning..... Baby Blanket

This is not just another blanket :) 
It will serve a very important purpose after Christmas.  My 6 month old will be having surgery in January so when I was thinking about things I would need at the hospital for her recovery a blanket came to mind.  Something that I could wrap her up in as we rock in the rocking chair.  Since she is not our first born, she doesn't have a blanket that was made just for her so that is why I decided to make this her Gift of Meaning for Christmas this year.  A blanket of her very own is perfect!! 
 
   When I saw this cute animal print I thought it was too perfect for our "teeny tiny."
 It was simple: 
1 1/2 yards of two different coordinating fabrics.  
1 package of crib size batting. 
Put your fabrics together, right sides together, then the batting on top.  Sew around all the edges, leaving an opening large enough to then turn the blanket right sides out.  Then simply sew around the whole blanket, sewing the opening closed and then tie the blanket with yarn.
I can't wait to snuggle her in this!

6 comments:

Daisy Day said...

That is so sweet! I love the animals on the fabric. So cute and cheerful. I have a six month old too and my heart goes out to you and your family and your sweet little one. Hope all goes well.

Linds said...

Sooo cute!! What a great Idea!!

Proverbs 31 Wife said...

Sweet, sweet blanket. I am praying for your little one's surgery, and I know she will feel your love and warmth wrapped up in this precious blanket.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh this is so cute! I'd love if you have a chance to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

How precious! I hope your little one's surgery goes well.

Sassy Sites! said...

So cute! I would love for you to link this up to our Sassy Christmas party- Christmas with FABRIC! :)

http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-with-fabric.html