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Friday
Dec022011

Fresh Batch of Blankets

So after a long break from sewing for sale, I headed back to the sewing room a few weeks ago to whip up a batch of baby blankets for for The Craft Lounge. In case you've never heard of it, The Craft Lounge is like an indie craft fair and DIY studio all rolled into one.  They offer classes and drop in workshops for everything from knitting to hula hoop making, and all of the items they sell are handmade, most of it locally here in the New Jersey/New York area. I spent a lot of "free" time chatting with the two sisters who own the shop, and am thrilled to be one of their vendors.

For this batch of Craft Lounge blankets I resolved to go though my fabric stash and use only what I had (but of course I cheated and added a couple of simple solid cotton to round things out). After covering my floor with options, I filled empty nooks and crannies of my attic sewing room with piles of fabric that I think  "work" together. 

Then I cut sqaures and made simple patchwork tops, backed with my most requested cream ultra plush "snuggle" material. This is what my first batch looked like while it waited for labels and hang tags at home.

 

And here they are hanging in The Craft Lounge ready for sale. Now if only I can find the time to restock my Etsy shop next...

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