I made this.


I was inspired, and I had some Alexander Henry fabric my mom gave me, as well as an empty bag from a box of Joe’s O’s. I rounded up some ribbons from various presents and made a sandwich–two pieces of fabric, right sides facing, with ribbons tags tucked between, and the bag, cut into a single sheet, on one side. I stuffed the whole thing through my sewing machine, turned it right-side-out (with fingers crossed that I’d put everything in the right order), and top stitched. It took almost no time and the kids LOVE it.

I tried to get a picture of Gracie with it but just got blur, so here is a photo of her playing with a ball last week:


Or rather, a photo of her seconds after abandoning the ball in hopes of eating Mama and/or the camera.

8 thoughts on “I made this.

  1. Susan C.

    July 20, 2010 at 5:29am

    That blanket is awesome! I never would have thought to put something crinkly inside of it to make it even more fun. Love it! (And love that photo, too.)

  2. Janelle

    July 20, 2010 at 11:27am

    I love it! That is the cutest fabric too! I have a thing for jungle animals.

  3. Nana

    July 20, 2010 at 2:47pm

    Love the dress Gracie is wearing!

  4. Anne

    July 20, 2010 at 6:08pm

    Love the blanket and the baby! And you’ve been posting so much, I can barely keep up with you :)

  5. allison

    July 22, 2010 at 9:01pm

    So, I have already decided my granddaughter totally needs one of these. I am enlisting my sister in law to recreate it ASAP.
    .-= allison´s last post ..This post is entirely for Jenn =-.

  6. Stephanie

    July 31, 2010 at 10:47pm

    I’m still loving that playmat and thinking about how I can recreate one in nothing but paper bags for my cats. ;)

    Also GRACE IS ADORABLE and I want to meet her & Sam & you someday! Darn it!
    .-= Stephanie´s last post ..Mr Argyle Collar =-.

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