I have been a lazy crafter these past few weeks but yesterday I finally managed to finish a project! Yay!
This baby blanket is probably one of the easiest projects I've ever tackled and, in retrospect, I don't even know why it took me so long to get it done.
My cousin is having a baby girl, due around Christmas time and since I'm pretty sure she'll receive a ton of baby gifts, I wanted to give her something handmade. First I thought about crocheting a blanket, but then I decided I needed something easier. Browsing around my stash, I found a piece of soft minky fabric. I vaguely remember my mother giving it to me when I was pregnant with my daughter but I never made anything with it. It came with a roughly crocheted border and it was the perfect size for a blanket, but it ended up living in a closet for five years.
Anyway, after brainstorming several alternatives, I decided to replace the original border with pink bias tape and then add a cute applique. When I found the iron on bunny below at the craft store I knew all my problems were solved.
Here's how it looked right after ironing on the bunny.
And here's the finished look.
And then, because I was left with a lot of extra bias tape, I folded it in half and sewed along the side to create a ribbon to tie the blanket with.
Adding up all the bits of time I used along the past weeks, it took me less than an hour to get this blanket together. It would have taken me a bit longer if I'd made an applique instead of using the iron on, but not much more.
And it's not only easy, it's also pretty inexpensive and it makes the perfect handmade baby gift.
All ready to welcome a sweet baby into the world!
Have a wonderful week,