First up was a blankie for little miss Aubrey. Her nursery is a cute mix of teal, pink, purple, and gray in fun patterns.
Then was a dog-themed blankie for handsome little Wyatt. Aubrey and Wyatt's mommas are great friends of mine who I met on The Knot while planning our destination wedding years ago. Who knows? Maybe Aubrey and Wyatt will get married someday since their mommas are such great friends and they are due at the same time. ;)
Finally, Drew surprised us and came a little early so he beat his blankie out of production. It's the thought that counts though, right?
I typically use minky on the back of my blankets and a mix of flannel and cotton on the front. Flannel is softer and "rags up" better, but cotton comes in a better selection of colors and prints. Then I include ribbons on the side the blankie can be attached to strollers with links. They're also great for attaching toys or keeping baby busy with curious little fingers.
If you want to see more of my sewing projects, you can hop over here to my old sewing blog Little Apple Cuties. It was a fun side project of mine before my graphic design work took over. I just don't have time to sew commercially anymore, but still enjoy making things for friends.
I'm often asked which embroidery machine I use, so this is it. I went with a fairly basic machine because I wasn't sure how much I'd use it. It's a standard 5x7 hoop, but I also bought the jumbo 5x12 hoop for my machine.