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the most awesomest (it’s a word) blanket ever.

I feel in mad deep love with this blanket by made. (click HERE)

and my husband  said that a guy at work was having a baby (not him…his wife….boys can’t have babies silly…)

and I thought..perfect excuse to make ‘said’ blanket.

went and bought some fabric….

guess where I got it…just guess?!
and you should have saw me at joann….I just COULDN’T decide. you would think I was making the most important desicion of my life..
sidenote…I can never make desisions.
I don’t eat at new restaurants cause I can’t ever decide what to get.
and you should see me hem and haw over paint colors.
but I digress…
I laid out my three back layers. (blue was bottom–green was top)
then I took the front side and added a g (the baby name is grayson…(just like small eyes)
cut out a g

 

cut out a circle…like a professional does it.

 

pin on

 

sew it up

 

then sew on the circle…

 

then I took my top layer and added my bottom layers (remember..if you want the REAL tutorial head over to made. cause this is just a light dusting…)
sidenote: I did not glue mine down like she did…just pinned. worked just fine…but her blanket was bigger than mine (I just did a yard)
and then…
I started to sew.

 

and sew

 

and sew

 

then changed a diaper..
then sewed some more

 

and took an oreo break
and then sewed

 

then snagged myself on a pin…
buzz lightyear to the rescue…literally.

 

oh…then I sewed some more (notice the pictures are getting darker…cause it’s getting later and later and later..

 

sonofa …..

 

took a trip to walmart.
(don’t you love the massacred barbie…)
then  I sewed some more.
ahhhh….done.
it was so pretty…all those straight lines…I was tempted to keep it just like that….but I had pretty fabric sandwiched in betwwen…soooo
.
then I started cutting….

 

and cutting

 

oh…and then I cut somemore.
fetching A this blanket sucks!
(I watched the last airbender with my kids while I did it….and did not finish..so it took longer than an hour and a half to cut…)

 

crap. finally. my hands are all gnarled and I have a charlie horse in my cankle.
took my fancy see through ruler and my mat
and took my pink cutter
and trimmed the edges.

 

crap…more sewing.
had to sew on the binding…that I have no picture for..but it was soft and fuzzy and horrible to sew cause it was sooooo thick…
but I got it done..
and then comes the best part..
soak it with water and toss it in the dryer.
want to pee my pants in excitement……
AND I have to tell you..when I pulled it out of the dryer…I forgot about the 42 hours (exaggeration) that I spent making this stupid blanket.
I love it.

 

I adore it
I don’t want to give it away.
grayson is darn lucky that I stuck a g on it…cause that was the only thing that got it out of my death grip.
I should have bought him some pampers and kept myself the blanket!!!!
I officially named it…
.
one more shot of the back
omigosh I love it.

 

now…I feel like this should count as 4 blog posts because it took me probably 32 times longer to make than any other thing on here!!!!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.