Monday, January 23, 2012

SMT 59 at Sassy Cheryl's

Every week, it's a "I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours." Now get your minds out of the gutter. What you're showing is what you're working on or how your crafty space is looking. Sassy Cheryl shares what she's working on or her space. For reciprocating with pictures of your life, you're in the running for a free Sassy Cheryls image. There's no way you can lose, because I promise you're going to see beautiful cards, creations and places(oh and sometimes you see messes). Just post a link to a picture at the Sassy Cheryls Blog.

I've been working on cards, but what I wanted to share with you today is what I was working on today. Before MM was born, I made 4 small blankets that were exactly alike. They were 20" x 24" and just big enough to cover him in the car seat when he was small, and small enough when he got bigger to take it with him and not drag it on the floor. The reason for 4 was so that my DD could make sure there was always a clean one on hand. At any rate, a friend of mine wanted some help to make some of these for her soon to be born grandson, She came out today for some instructions.
For a PDF tutorial with instructions and pictures please find it HERE.

Here's the first one with the bias binding ready to be sewn to the blanket. The trick I figured out how to do, is sew the binding with mitered corners and then insert the main part of the blanket inside the binding square.

Then late this afternoon, I was washing dishes as I was cooking supper, I looked out the window to this shot of our sunset today. We've had gray, gloomy weather for days, and today was a gorgeous sunshiny day. This was the perfect end to it.


  1. Adorable blanket Shirley! I bet it's nice and soft. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it. Great picture too! ~jeni :)

  2. Funny! That's the first thing I thought . . . .and then I read your 2nd sentence. Too funny! I bet you did that for my benefit. hee hee.
    Smart girl on making four. I remember washing Zach's and he'd get so upset. He didn't like that fresh smell. . . .he wanted that 'used' smell. Go figure!
    What a gorgeous sunset. Perfect ending to a beautiful day.
    Thanks for sharing in the SMThursday fun this week!

  3. Mitered Corners - they scare me to death. I hate crooked lines and I always stress out over them. Yours look perfect! Gorgeous sunset! we have had overcast skys for the last week. So depressing, but at least the temps have been mild.

  4. Adorable little blankets, Shirley. They do look really soft. Beautiful sunset .... you have a gorgeous view out of your kitchen window!