9.05.2014

Nap Blankie

To celebrate her new "big girl" status, Leanne and I went shopping for fabric to make her preschool nap blanket. I already had the princess panel in my stash, so we just needed some backing flannel.
  
We wandered down several aisles, but once Leanne spotted Hello Kitty, the search was done.
 
I wanted this to be really special for her, so I rounded the corners (using this tutorial), added a heart-shaped edging,

  
and - my favorite part - stitched her name and the year in the bottom corner.
  
Not bad for my first sewing-machine monogram, eh? 
 
I think she likes it.
 
Especially since it does double duty as her super hero cape.