Monday, December 13, 2010
I finished my baby boy's Christmas present last week...one down, two to go :). He just turned one in November and loves blankets and dogs, so I thought I'd combine the two. I'm hoping he'll like snuggling with this as he watches movies on the couch with his two older siblings, or while he snoozes in his crib.
I made the head and limbs out of fleece and added the details with embroidery floss and scraps of an old t-shirt. I used snap-on safety eyes for the eyes. The body of the blanket is cotton on the front (lovely Denise Schmidt stripe) and soft cozy flannel on the back. The arms, feet, and tail were all sewn into the blanket. The head is attached to a flap of fleece, that was sewn into the blanket itself, and secured with a whip stitch. I had embroidered his name on the back of the head but it got covered up with the fleece flap. I decided I'd rather cover it up and have the head securely attached than try to leave his name exposed. My only disappointment is that I had intended for the bottom feet to turn in, as bull dog feet tend to do. I must have sewn on the paw pads to the wrong side of the fleece, and rather than picking apart the blanket and remaking feet I decided it wasn't a big deal—or perhaps I'm just lazy ;).
*More gray around here, please excuse the graininess.