Sunday, 23 September 2012

Baby blanket – Handmade Jane stylee

Just a quick post to reflect a quick project today. When I saw Handmade Jane's baby blanket tutorial last week, I just knew I had to make one! And luckily, I had a beautiful baby girl to make one for. I'm convinced though that baby or no baby, I would have made a blanket anyway...too cute not to!


I made a few small changes of my own. I made my blanket a little more affordable by altering the dimensions to 29 x 34 inches and I stitched around the finished blanket twice instead of once. After these photos were taken I also stitched all the way around my label after my boyfriend pointed out potential health hazards to the baby...who would've known!?!


I loved Jane's tutorial so much and the sweet result it produced, that I've invested in some beautiful prints in the hope of making some extra cash for Christmas. I got them from the sale section of The Village Haberdashery and M is for make.


I also wanted to say a quick thanks to all of you who responded to my knitting question in my last post. Thanks to you guys, I'm making some good progress now.

And finally, as you can see, I've made a few changes to my blog's design. I'll be adding some more pages soon too, but if you spot anything dodgy going on in the meantime, please do let me know!  

34 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. You would think by now I would be sinking in adorable little baby blankets. But no. I have been too lazy( or selfish) to make some for Noah. Loving the blog design update too. and you changed your blog name?

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    1. Oh Dibs! Rest assured that you can knock one of these up for Noah in no time at all! And I guess I've kind of changed my blog name to reflect the fact that I sew and knit...

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  2. That's absolutely gorgeous Marie, it looks like something you'd pay at least £50 for from The White Company! I'm thrilled you used my tutorial and I think the extra row of stitches is a great improvement, love it! x

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    1. So pleased you like it Jane, I'm so grateful that you shared a tutorial!

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  3. Oh thats gorgeous, I think i may make one for my cousins baby, although I'm thinking of attempting a quilt for the first time but the baby blanket looks a much safer option so I may go with that idea instead. Thanks for the link :)

    your blog re-design is lovely too I love the little vintage images at the top.

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    1. Thanks very much Sarah and I hope you have fun making a blanket!

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  4. Totally adorable - and such a great idea to whip a few of these up nice and in advance for Christmas! Those fabrics are insanely cute too... Might have to snap some up before they sell out!

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    1. Do, do...they have the cutest prints!!!

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  5. LOVE the blog makeover btw!!

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  6. That looks professional! The label with your name is an especially nice touch. I hope you sell tons!

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  7. Lovin' the updated look of your blog Marie! Such a cute blanket too :)
    Px

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  8. Your blanket is lovely, as is all that fabric! Love the new look blog. :)

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  9. Love the blog redesign! It's so pretty! And this blanket is adorable-- is it weird that I want one for myself?

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    1. Thank you! I really wanted to showcase some of my prettier vintage pattern artwork! And no, not weird at all...I want one too ;o)

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  10. really really cute! thanks Marie, my friend is giving birth to twins in october and being as disorganised as ever this is something i can make for each of them in time for the birth!

    on a seperate note, do you have any quilting experience - i am going to attempt a bed spread but so confused about colours - is it ok for them to be totally random or should i have some dort of colour scheme, would hate to make it and for it to llok really gross and garish... please help!
    Hannah xxx

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    1. Hey Hannah! Yep, you can defo whip up a couple of these blankets up for October...so easy and cute!

      I've never delved into quilting personally, so I can't offer much in the way of method and techniques. But the colour scheme is totally down to you my dear. You definitely don't have to have it all 'matchy-matchy', you could choose 'clashing' prints that had some common or complimentary colours instead to make it a bit edgy. Good luck with it!!!

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  11. Gorgeous!!! I really should make some for Squishy but not sure if I will get time amongst everything else I want to do. Her arrival could be any day now!!!

    I love the new blog look. Did you do it yourself? I have been thinking about a new look for my blog too but I know nothing about blog design.

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    1. You can always make Squishy one at a later date eh!

      I did do it myself, but I wouldn't really call it design! All I did was change the background to the polka dots and update my banner, which I made using the free Picmonkey. I'm using the 'simple' template by blogger. Hope this helps, but I do happen to love your blog design!

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    2. I think I need to change back to a blogger template because with mine I can't do replies to comments which is frustrating. I can only reply to the ones that have emails and I can email responses.

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    3. Hmmm, it is nice to be able to reply in a nice, neat thread!

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  12. The blanket is sweet as can be! Plus your blog design is looking beautiful lady! Really clean and nice and the header is one of the best out there (IMO), for sure xxx

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    1. Thanks on both accounts Zoe, you're too kind! I really wanted to use some of my prettier vintage patterns for my header, as they never get seen and the artwork is so beautiful!

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  13. Love it! The fabrics you chose are gorgeous!

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  14. Marie, this is a wonderful gift, I' m sure the recipient will enjoy it very much.
    Your blog looks great with this polka dot, well done!

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  15. Oh brill I'm glad it went well as it's the very next thing on my sewing list to do!

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  16. This is so pretty Marie - I've got this blanket on my to-do list for a friend who's due to have a baby in the next couple of weeks. Love the fabrics you've managed to score too. They'll make such lovely blankets

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    1. Do it Helen, you can't go wrong with this one ;o)

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  17. I just made one of these myself this weekend for a baby shower! I love how easy this is and what a great gift it makes.

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