Sunday, April 17, 2011


So last week I made a little snuggle blanket for Ben and a few of my friends who have had babies recently. Seems like everyone is having babies. I had this Minky Dot fleece that is so beautiful and I didn't know what I was going to do with it. I had overbought previously for a project for Tesla that failed miserably. (Turns out Minky Dot fleece and regular fleece combined makes a very heavy cape.) Must remember to tear that out and reuse the fabric.

Here is the blanket I made for Mr. Ben. It's only 10x10 but it's super cute, and I love it. Which is the most important thing. He would like it if I drew a big smily face on it.

The flannel is from a fabric store in Portsmouth, NH. But I don't know who it's by. I just love it though. Does anyone know?

I embroidered his name on the Minky Dot side. 

This is my best fashion shot. What do you think?

Anyway, I made one for Ben and then one for his cousin... Then it just got crazy. I was looking around and realized I had pink fleece on hand and this super pretty paisley fleece I bought over 9 years ago to use as a table cover for my sisters baby shower. So I combined those and made:

This one is for Tesla, but then I made 5 more for other friends who had girls. I still have to finish one, but what fun! The best part is after I made these friends started asking me, could I make such and such for their kid, or friend. So I said sure! Now I have 4 orders placed since last week of different items that I get to make. I'm super psyched. Since I can't really afford to buy fabric that I want, I've been having them add fabric on to their order in the patterns that I've been coveting. Ann Kelle was definitely up there on the list. Pretty soon I'm just going to have to price things out though, because I just can't be buying fabric without repurchasing the other materials I need too. I was telling Jason if I could somehow figure out how to make $10000 in one year, I could maybe get that sewing machine I really want, and that would be so cool. One to pay for it myself and two to be doing so much business. Hmmm dreams. 

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