A couple of months ago, when I was at the fabric store, I got sucked in by the flannel. I mean, I couldn’t get out of that aisle! There’s so much cute stuff in there. I ended up buying a ton of it to make baby blankets with.
I wanted my blankets to be really soft, warm, good quality items. So I knew I wanted the nicest batting I could find. I ended up getting “warm n natural” which is 100% unbleached cotton fiber, and very cozy-feeling. It was a lot more expensive than the poly battings, but much nicer. Also, I keep imagining polyester melting onto people’s skin… freaks me out. That’s why my student-aviator-husband has mostly cotton socks (I think 97% was the most cotton he could find in a boot sock). Anyway, the point is, cotton is good.
I also wanted my blankets to be unique, with an extra touch of character. I wanted them to be like something you’d find in a children’s boutique where everything is a hand-picked treasure. So, in came the hand-appliquéd accents in the corner.
Here’s the description of them on etsy:
My Winter Warmth baby blankets are handcrafted out of 100% cotton flannel and an inner layer of warm 100% cotton batting.
Each blanket has a hand-appliquéd accent in one corner, letting everyone know that your baby is special enough to snuggle under a lovingly handmade creation.
Winter Warmth blankets are approximately 30″ x 40″, making them the perfect size for car-seat cuddles, stroller snuggles, cozy cribs, and even naps at preschool. In fact, you may find that you’d like to keep one at school, one at home, and one in the car, for ultimate convenience.