Thursday, May 29, 2008

Blankets, Scraps and a Competition

I have had so much fun putting together these scrap bundles! I am amazed at the amount of scraps we have accumulated! I started thinking about it and these are three generations worth of fabric scraps! Mom's Aunt Charlotte and Chris' Grandma Bobbie, Mom, and then Hannah and myself. Can you imagine the size of bags that I've been digging through? Phew!

Mom has been determined to create some things for boys and I think she's had a great success with this adorable "silky" blanket. We call these cuddle blankets "Silkies" in our family. I'm not sure if that's just one of our weird family words or if other families out there use the same word! Anyway, look at those creatures! The elephant, the camel, and then there's that odd little creature with a cat's face but then a fish body? It is just a fantastic vintage print!

This vintage seersucker looks so sweet with the vintage blanket binding!

So Chris and I are headed to a Balboa competition in about a week and a half and my mother has graciously offered to make me a new blouse and skirt for the event! We've had that great vintage salmon colored silk on the shelf for a very long time and I'm so glad that no one bought it because now I get to wear it with my new vintage linen/silk creamy colored skirt!


LeArmoire said...

You have an awesome blog!

Trendy Bindi said...

Cute blog! I just think the silky blankets are lovely...and yes they are "silky" in our family too!