Monday, October 3, 2011

Cashmere Baby Blanket re purposed from sweaters

There seems to be a little bit of a baby boom going on around here. Are you experiencing it in your neck of the woods too? It's been super exciting welcoming new life into this world.

New babies, means lots of baby gifts and I have been busy making them! Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to just walk into a store and pick something up. But as I make the item for the baby I spend a lot of time thinking about that babe and their family, and that ends up being a really special time for me.

I had the idea for this cashmere sweater baby blanket for over a year now. It's taken me some time hunting the sweaters down and getting enough to be able to make them into a blanket. I finally ended up using four different sweaters and was able to make two 30x40 blankets with them.


I'm not a quilter, and this was the closest I have ever come to quilting. It took me HOURS to cut the strips of cashmere and get them sewn together, but the end result is well worth it.


I added batting inside and the back is yellow snuggle flannel. If I had really been thinking I wouldn't have made two blankets, but just made one ginormous one for me. Cozy!

What do you usually give as a baby gift?

I'm linking up to these fabulous parties and this contest.

12 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

This is such a great idea and the colours are lovely. Yes, a grown-up size one would be great.

Jill

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

I bet it's super super soft!!

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

Oh how sweet! Great idea to make it from sweaters and I love the colors. I'd love for you to join my party for kids decor - Tuesday's Nursery - its for all ages of kids decor and the linky is open. I hope you can make it! Nice to meet you!

michele said...

love it! found you via craftomaniac!

hope you'll enter my giveaway:

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

michele

Sara said...

So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

Marie said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
Mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

What lucky babies! Lol I can only imagine how snuggly and wonderful that would be. And so cute, too!

Robin said...

What a wonderful idea. I really want to try some quilting projects with my old baby clothes but I have been too scared.

Marilyn said...

Hi there.. I LOVE this.. So creative.. I would LOVE for you to enter it into my "Upcycle" contest happening right now.. Some fun prizes.. The link to is is here.. TY so much.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/dont-just-recycle-upcycle-with-smiles.html

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

Such a wonderful idea! I love the colors :)

Marilyn said...

Hi Rachel, wanted you to know that you can now vote and have your project voted for on the linky.. : )) TY

Mammaandme said...

Hello,
This post is about the cashmere baby blankets.These are too luxurious and are very comfortable to use.Also,these can be offered as gifts.Thank you so much for this post.
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