Thursday, February 5, 2009

Betcha Didn't Know...

....That I crochet, too. ;o)

One of my toddler mom friends on Splitcoast had a baby yesterday (WOOT! Welcome Luke!), and this is the blanket I made for her. Don't ask me what got into me. I haven't crocheted in AGES. I didn't even make blankets for my own kids, much less any other my other toddler mom friends (Sorry girls!), but for whatever reason decided to go ahead and whip out the yarn for this one. She had been posting pictures of different bedding sets that she was considering, and all of them had a sage-y green in them, so I picked the closest thing I could find to that color in a soft yarn, and went for it.

It took me about three months to finish. I used to be able to whip a baby blanket out in about three weeks, but that was b.c. (before children *wink*). Here is a close-up of the card I attached to the blanket. I swear to you, it says "Happy Snuggling"... not "Happy Smuggling". LOL!


And here is the "real" card that was also included. Just a quick one layer card using SU!'s Wild About You set:

She has mentioned in the past that she likes elephants, so that was my inspiration. And I wanted to keep it simple, because I spent enough time on the dang blanket. HA. Kidding. :) Actually, I had been wanting to try a one layer card forever, so I did. I think it's kinda boring, but it works! Plus, she'll be all doped up on pain meds for a few weeks, so she'll never notice. hee heeeeee.
Enjoy the day!
Sarah

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18 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

This is so darling!!!

Gina said...

What a great gift. I am sue it will be treasured.

Valorie said...

Wow! That is just beautiful! Is there anything you can't do? ;)

Dani said...

You're so talented! Great job with the blankie and your card is cute!

Christi said...

Wow! A woman with many talents and you're fantastic and them all! I am super jealous! LOL :)

Janna said...

This is so pretty! I didn't know you crochet. This is just beautiful and I love the gift tag you created to go with them!

Smiles,
janna

Sue from Oregon said...

How sweet! Feels so nice to have accomplished this wonderful keepsake I bet! I am working on a flannel Christmas quilt for Cole's next Christmas...I decided to start VERY early LOL!

Sparkle said...

The whole set is darling! Great work on the blanket!

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow! You are a very talented gal!! That blanket is awesome looking!!! Wish someone in my family was creative for my little one!!! My Grandma who is still alive used to knit. But she has had alzheimers for like 10 years now and can't do much of anything anymore. So sad!!!! But congrats again on that blankie! The card is cute too!!!
TFS~ ~Heidi

Mindee said...

OMG Sarah, you are really amazing! Great work.

i {heart} papers said...

HAHAHA! Happy Smuggling....

Emily said...

Wow, Sarah! Your blanket looks great! I love how the center of the squares look! Cute tag! Love your card too! TFS!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

That's amazing Sarah.... I can't even stitch a straight line! She'll love it and what a great friend you are for making it for her.

Have a great weekend.

Holly said...

I think the card is really sweet; especially since you remember her saying she liked elephants. It shows you put some thought into it. The blanket is really nice too. I haven't crocheted in forever, but I used to do it all the time!

Kristine B. said...

I use to crochet too!! :) It's been years though since I got into stamping. Your sage blanket is so adorable Sarah!! It even looks soft, and I ♥ your cute tag too! Have a beautiful day!

Lise Roy said...

Your blanket is beautiful!
I crochet too but did not touch my crochet since I made a tablecloth (5X6 foot), 2-3 years ago!! lol!

Debby said...

You Rock! But you knew that already. :-)

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