Sunday, November 27, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange #2

I participated in Craftaholics Anonymous’ Handmade Gift Exchange again. I really enjoy doing it to get to know new bloggers and challenge myself.

This time around I met Kristina. After speaking with her via e-mail I found out that her room is painted pink, but her favorite color is purple and she really enjoys taking naps. I immediately knew I wanted to make her a blanket. I wanted something that she could incorporate into her bedroom. I really hope she liked it as much as I enjoyed making it.

The front is various patterns that are pink and purple, pieced together into a vertical square pattern. The back I just did purple fleece, so it is nice and cuddly to nap with. It was fairly big, measuring at 40 x 60. I am still new to sewing so all in all it took me quite a bit of time, but I was very pleased with the end result. I have made one other blanket before for my sister, so I felt a little more comfortable making this.

I can’t wait to participate again in another handmade gift exchange. I love meeting new people and being inspired by their creativity.