Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Quick Finish - A lovey (or two)

Sunday morning we joined some good friends for lunch so I decided to make a super soft little lovey blanket for their super sweet 6 month old baby girl.

On the front I used a super cute and super girly flower flannel fabric (you may recognize it from here) and on the reverse side I used some left over super soft green minky (you may recognize from here and here).
Because I was so happy with the way it turned out, I actually made two, and the second one will be going to a another good friend's baby girl.....Tooje, if you are reading this, Evie's will arrive early next week! Surprise! :)

Linking up to:
Round Tuit
Made with Love
Life Made Lovely
Made by You Monday
Market Yourself Monday

Handmade Tuesdays
Fabric Tuesday @ QuiltStory
Sew Cute Tuesday

Too Cute Tuesday
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice
We Did it Wednesday
Creative Share


  1. Great minds think alike...I am making these this week myself! They came out adorable :)

  2. Cute indeed! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!!

  3. Very cute! Nice and simple, but perfect for a baby!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. IT ARRIVED LAST NIGHT!!!! I had to come here first to see if I'd missed a blog post that I intended to catch up on this weekend, and lo and behold. :) I was so excited to hear I had a package at home and opened it right away after work. Yea!!!!!!! I immediately recognized the fabric from your previous posts.

    Thank you!!!

  5. I love a "lovey" :) Those are such great gifts! Thanks for linking up to Fabric Tuesday!