Tuesday, May 25, 2010

baby blanket

I finally finished sewing a baby blanket I started like 6 months ago.

A while back I came to the realization that I really didn't have anything for a baby "boy". So I ventured off to make a warm flannel batted blanket- thinking I could just throw it together. Well since I don't have any natural sewing skills, a loving grandma around, or a mommy for that matter, I resorted to YouTube to teach me. Bad idea.

I am convinced that learning to quilt and sew needs to be a woman to woman "time-together" event- YouTube wasn't all that satisfying or memorable.

The blanket I made almost brought tears during the process because I was messing up so bad on it- but by the end I was laughing so hard at all the mistakes and so I eventually surrendered to the flaws and simply said, "this stupid blanket is at least made with love, not perfection, but with love...and some freezing child in Russia would love this thing because it is heavy and warm." Plus Chay said it was an "awesome" blanket.

I'll take awesome.

6 comments:

Me~Kelly said...

i think it looks great! very boyish!

Lindsay Heiser said...

Looks great April!

I'm with you on the sewing thing.. it definitely helps to have someone show you how to do something rather than following a pattern or trying to learn on you tube! But I think you did great =)

April said...

pictures can be deceiving...

Mothership said...

I make mistakes ALL the time! It's how you learn. Next time, you won't make most of the same mistakes.

Although, I agree that some things are learned SO much easier and more correctly when shown by age-worn hands.

Tami said...

Looks great! Only you know your mistakes - your boy will just love that his mom made it for him :) And if you ever want to learn something that I may now how to do (not that I'm an expert by all means - I make plenty of mistakes too) I'm more than willing to teach you. You are very dedicated to making a blanket and learning from a video!!

Dorene said...

I'm proud of you! You are a great Mom!