Friday, January 21, 2011

I hardly know what to say at this point.  It has been so long since I have thought with the mindset of "blog."  We finally got internet back.  It was a touch and go process, and a story for another time.  But here we are, back up and running with some pretty fast speeds!  It makes life simpler with high speed internet... it makes dial up seem like ages and ages ago (not to mention so primitive--ha!)!

There is a post that is long over-due.  I sewed one more baby blanket, but due to an unfortunate accident, our camera broke.  Today, we were able to replace that camera with one far superior, for less money!  I am very excited about this camera.  It is the Kodak Slice.  We decided that among the baby paraphernalia a camera was high priority.  We have a cam-corder that we love.  It takes great video, but the picture quality is extremely poor.  We felt like it was important enough to have a good camera before the baby was to be born.  Those are some important pictures.  So with that said... I move on to the reason for my post.

The baby blanket I am showcasing is a unique type.  I had one gifted to me from a friend when I was pregnant with Big T.  It was simply made out of fleece, and it was a wonderful blanket to have.  However, I have taken it to a "whole nuvva level."  It is a car seat blanket!

It is in a clover shape, so that it can easily wrap around the baby to keep him or her warm.  If you look closely at the picture, you can see two holes in the middle... a long one and a short one.  These holes are for the straps and buckle to go through.  Ingenious right?  I wish I could claim sole credit for such a fantastic blanket.

The material was all leftover scraps from the other projects I have worked on over the last few months.  The backing was just a plain piece of flannel.  I love the blanket and can't wait to use it!  Frankly, I have been gifted and have bought a few super awesome blankets that I can't wait to use.  I have been having a hard time deciding which to use first!

Here is how the blanket works.
(I did not put the upper straps through, just because I didn't want to take the time)

Super awesome right?!  And super easy to make!

Lastly, today we were able to purchase a bassinet.  It is very cute, and now I can't wait to use it for this fantastic little babe!

All in all, I guess we are now prepared for baby to come.  I'm still not sure if I am emotionally prepared to go through labor again since I seem to be reliving all of the terrible details from my previous experiences....but, I guess I'll do what I do when the time comes.


  1. Nice blankie. I think Peter is totally jealous.

    Do you make these in adult sizes?

  2. I love the blanket and I can't believe the day is almost here...I wish we could be closer! But maybe a visit in the near future--hopefully!! Your girls are growing up so fast. We miss you guys!


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