Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bandana blanket (or hankie blankie)

After seeing this bandana blanket tutorial here, I decided to make a version for my "other" little girl (my niece) for her birthday which is coming up soon!

Wow, this was a fairly easy project. It took about two hours from start to finish. I sewed the six bandanas together then I backed it with this huge, cute, thrifted, flannel, cherry sheet ($1.50 on 1/2 price day). I doubled-over the sheet, so there are two layers of flannel plus the bandanas. So it should be pretty warm. I made the binding from fabric I had on hand and tied it together in two places where the bandanas meet. It's even been washed and dried. That's why the binding is curled up in spots. It's perfectly imperfect. (That's the way I like to think of it.)
Also, I ordered Jess a custom pencil case from Then at Wallyworld I saw these pink pencils (already sharpened!) and this rubber band ball (I think these are cool!). And let's not forget the Discover gift card with her name on. Bought that with my part of my cash back bonus-they customize it and ship it for free. Yeehaw!!!
I think my "other" little girl's making out pretty good this year. I always give her her gift early. This year will be no different. I'll probably deliver this tomorrow.☺


Dawnie said...

Oh how sweet, Holly!!! Jessica will love and treasure it for sure. Love all the things you picked out too. She is going to be a HAPPY girl today!!!!

kb said...

Love it.