If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that Emily is a tomboy at heart. The girl loves all things superheros. She had a little collection of superhero t-shirts and I thought they would make a cute blanket.
I asked her if she wanted me to make a blanket out of all of her shirts. She was against that idea. But, then I found a picture of one on Pinterest that looked really cute. The minute I showed her the picture, she was all for me doing a blanket for her. She kept bugging me about it. The problem was that I needed to buy some fabric. I do that sort of thing in the States because I have trouble finding cute fabric here.
So, I got some fabric and the first week we were back, I decided to get her blanket done. The first thing I did was to get all the fabric that I want to use. Then, I had to figure out the layout of the blanket and get the dimensions that I needed to cut the fabric.
You can see the picture below is how I quickly layout the design of the blanket. I try to do simple designs. I have confessed before, I hate the sewing and cutting part. I just like the end product. And, making these girls of mine happy, that is the best part.
I cut out each of the t-shirts and sewed them onto a piece of fabric. I was already liking how it looked.
I got all the other pieces cut and sewed together. I was happy with the fabric selection. I tried to find ones that were cute and not girly, but not too boyish looking.
I sewed the back piece on and it was finished! She loved it!
This all happened right before I got my Christmas decorations out. I saw some of this material and thought it would make a great little Christmas pillow. So, I threw one together.
The girls were in love with it and requested a pillow for each of them. I didn't do Christmas ones. Instead, I did ones that could be in their room year round. Here is Bella's. Nothing fancy, but it sure is soft and cute! I just love the orange and pink flower fabric.
And, Emily had picked out some owl fleece while we were at Hancock Fabrics. I used that for her pillow and some of the fabric from her blanket. Cute, huh?
I have lots of fabric left over. I'm going to have to make some more stuff!