Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's Twins!

A friend is expecting precious twin girls - identical! - and so OF COURSE there had to be special baby blankets made. Also a card!

Supplies: papers & sticker from Echo Park; buttons & pearls from Dollarama

The onesies were fussy-cut from a piece of patterned paper. Woot! Insta-embellie.
For the blankets, I wanted to have matching-but-not-identical blankets. I modified an existing pattern from Red Heart to use the 'bobble' motif, with shorter & fewer strips.  I also added a frilly border to suit a baby girl. (By the way, you should totally check out the original blanket. I had fun showing that picture while I was working on these...)

One blanket is done in yellow & pink with a white border; the other is in purple & white with a pink border. You can click to get a better view - it's hard to photograph something this big. (Actually, what it is, is hard to find a big enough clear space to lay it out...)

Each blanket measures 39" square.

AND, here's an awesome 'jeez I need a maid' shot: notice the dental molds sitting on the desk? Empty camera box? Cat on the right, on a sleeping bag that doesn't belong in the living room? 

If you are interested in the modifications I made to the pattern, drop me an email & I'll write them down for you!  I love the texture of the bobbles - each blanket used the equivalent of 2 large Super Saver balls of yarn, baby/sport weight. They will be nice & warm!



blackdragon said...

Jessi the card is lovely and the blankets are totally gorgeous.
As a mum of Twin girls (mine'll be 8yrs old at the wkend)i know your friend will love the fact that the blankets are the same but different.
xxx BDx

Donna said...

Ohhhhh Jessi! The card is awesome and the blankets are lovely!! Great work lady!! You are soooo talented!!

Dana said...

Wow!! Awesome blankets!!! I know the new mom will love them! And the card is soo cute and just perfect for twins!!

Lindsey said...

Really, all I noticed other than the gorgeous blankets was the cat! ;) What a lovely new baby card, as well. Girly without being TOO girly... Sweet little onesies, too!

lostinpaper said...

Cute cute cute.... love a onesie!
And all those blankets, you have been very busy.

~Tammy~ said...

Seriously how on earth do you do it all! Who has to clean when you're making awesome crafty goodness! My jaw
Is just on the floor!

Andrea W said...

Your card is adorable but I absolutely LOVE the blankets. Knitting or crocheting is on my list of things I want to learn to do. Maybe one day!

Lisa Arana said...

Ack twins! Good luck to her. :) Yay for you to get to make 2 beautiful blankets. They are amazing.