My first taggie blankie ever! It felt good to break into my huge ribbon stash (I don't use it enough) and fire up ol' Bessie, my sewing machine. At first, I was a little hesitant about using the flower flannel for it, as it was for a little boy. However, it's softness won me over. It's like a cloud! Besides, it's a baby, do we really need to start drilling in gender roles so early? I think not. Ok, yes- I made him a rocket onsie, but in my defense, it's darn cute. And I assure you that if I have daughter someday, she will also wear rocket onsies and play with robots!
I used two different colors in the flames. I really like the way that came out. That's a little trick I picked up online thanks to Jenny Hart. (Btw, both of the patterns for the onsies came from Sublime Stitching.) I've been doing the mixed floss a lot lately, it always looks good!
This was the first time I've ever crayon tinted on colored fabric. I don't know how I feel about it, I think it's ok. (I took this picture before I washed it after stitching, so ignored the pulled look of the fabric. That went away in the wash!)
This is the other one I made for a different friend. So many babies lately! I also tinted it a tiny bit, although it's hard to tell. I used rayon floss for the stork, it's super shiny.
Thanks for looking! Now go make something :)