I've been wanting to make Joseph a bigger blanket for him to use in his crib during naps and bedtime. Initially, I thought about getting some cute patterned fleece at the fabric store and just cutting it into the right size. (That's what I did for Ruth a few years ago and she loves hers - plus, no sewing required!)
But, last week, while I was shopping at Goodwill, I came across this super soft blue fleece blanket. It still had the tags on it! There was a fancy monogram in one corner, but I knew I could cover it up somehow. So, I snagged it up and bought it for only $1.29!!
I went through my fabric stash and found some remnant pieces from an old Thomas the Train sheet that I've used in some sewing projects for the boys in the past. I knew it would be perfect! I cut out two circles from the sheet (the exact same size). Then, I pinned them to the blanket over the existing white monogrammed I wanted to cover up. I sewed the circles on the blanket with a zig zig stitch.
Back side features a cute little scene with a train who's steam spells "ZZZZZZZZZ"
Perfect for a blanket to hold while sleeping!
I think he likes it!
look at that cute little profile! i just love Joseph's nose...
So, I was able to give Joseph a brand new, one-of-a-kind blankie for just $1.29! And it took me less than a half an hour to make!
That makes this mommy very happy and proud of herself.