Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blankets Personalized

It is shameless commerce Tuesday, and I've been busy adding more baby blankets to my Etsy shop.  I've pictured two of my newest listings above.   Love the aqua minky plush backings on both of the "boy" blankets.


Most of the blankets are 35"x35" or smaller—bigger than a receiving blanket but less bulky than a crib-sized quilt—the perfect size to take along in a car seat or stroller, or to pack along in a diaper bag.  Most can also transition to toddler blankies.  The tops are high quality 100% cotton prints, and the backs are ultra-soft minky plush.


I had a request to personalize one of my plush blankets for a special baby gift.  I knew I couldn't embroider on plush, and the cotton print side was too "busy" to showcase embroidery, so I opted to embroider the baby's name on grosgrain ribbon.  I added a tiny hand-embroidered flower, and sewed it into the side seams across one corner of the back of the blanket.   


My Janome QE is a great machine, but it has limited alphabet embroidery options.  (Since a "real" embroidery machine costs as much as a good used car, I won't be shopping for one of those any time soon.)   I had initially tried machine embroidering the baby's name on satin ribbon.  Even with stabilizer on both top and bottom, it was just too slippery.  It took me six failed attempts before I gave up and opted for grosgrain.   I think it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."    Next time, I'll start with grosgrain!


I found a shiny penny in the parking lot while running errands after work today.  Hoping for good luck!



LeAnn aka pasqueflower




  1. Sweet blankets. The personalization looks great.

  2. Those are so sweet. Hope the penny brings you lots of good luck. 8-)

  3. The blankets are adorable, they look so cuddly and soft. Great ideal on the personalization, looks great

  4. These are so cute! Any time you can personalize an item...people will love them even more :)

  5. These are so cute, LeAnn! And buyers will be thrilled that they can have the blanket customized.

    The RWE quote made me chuckle...I think we've all been there ;).

  6. Oh my goodness that top one is so CUTE!! I love that they can be customized. Very cool.

  7. That's a good idea. Very cute!