I'm making a more concerted effort to do some "me" things... one of these things is crafty stuff.. sewing, knitting, scrapbooking etc etc... Some ties in with a little business venture which will formally launch early 2015. It's something that I really feel soothes my soul and allows me to be more me (that probably does't make much sense)
So I unpacked my new sewing machine a couple of weeks ago. It's nothing flash, a spotlight rebranded machine - Elna 40 (rebranded Janome Magnolia or Janome 8077 - there are differing views) and started cutting into my precious minky to make Toby a tag blanket. He has a fascination for tags, rubbing them, threading them onto his fingers or just stroking them when falling asleep... he will scout them out to help sooth him - to the point that I found him snuggling up to a pair of Aerynns knickers one day, stroking their size tag!!!!
Well one blanket evolved from under the sewing machines foot... and Toby LOVED it! a smallish, patchwork blue minky one one side, quilting cotton the other with numerous different size, thickness and width tags on its outer edges. I fastened a ribbon tag with a snap on it so the blanket can also be secured to prams and trolls for added reassurance it won't be lost.
|Tag blanket getting the snooze of approval, Adelaide Nov 2014|
I thought all was well until Miss Aerynn spotted Toby's new blanket... and insisted she needed one too! And in princess pink - seriously, she is such a little princess and pink is her favourite colour! So out came the minky stash, scissors and within an hour Miss A had her own matching Taggie blanket :)
Two very happy little kidlets... and I swept out some of the cobwebs which my creative bug was starting to drown in :) Now to do Domeniks minecraft weighted blankets, weighted toy, santa sacks for everyone, maybe a few other little projects in between... oh and starting on building up a supply of bits and pieces for the launch of "The Simple Life" online store - opening 2015!