The Lovie Blanket was designed to be part dolly and part blankie–as the mom of three kids who love their special blankies, I came by the inspiration for this very honestly (my oldest never had a blankie, but even she thinks this project is pretty cute). It’s a shaped and stuffed animal head with lined ears attached, and then the whole thing is sewn, not to an animal body, but to a soft and cuddly blanket for loving on. It has a compact size that I love, which makes it great for napping or traveling.
The original was in a white faux-fur with silky-lined ears. Carrie’s version is A-DOR-A-BLE with the textured fur and these vintage cotton prints for the ears and the blankie lining. I can hardly stand how great they turned out, and how much they look like a treasured toy from a simpler time, as if you’d walked into your parents’ or grandparents’ houses years ago and found their favorite toy, just new and fresh. So sweet!
If you’re not currently reading Carrie’s blog, This Mama Makes Stuff, you’re missing out. She makes the prettiest things, and is a true trained patternmaker and seamstress, with a really lovely bent toward the vintage that makes all her sewing turn out like something from a magazine 50 years ago. Plus, she runs and manufactures running skirts, and is the best Sewing Summit roommate I could have hoped to have. Check out especially her Rock & Roll Baby Gown tutorial–put the lovie together with that puppy and you’ve got the coolest baby shower gift in town.
See you here tomorrow for another stop on the Stitch Savvy blog tour–and next week, the big giveaway of two of the samples!