11 February 2009

Baby Blankie - Little Red Riding Hood

I have been dreaming up new ideas for baby blankets recently, finding coloured pre-felt must have opened doors in my mind, the orange making me think of goldfish, the red, Little Red Riding Hood.....the blankies are sometimes designed on paper (with my poor drawing skills you may be hard pushed to tell what I was aiming for) or sometimes just come to life as I am working.  With this blankie, I knew I wanted Little Red Riding Hood (inspiration abounding in Japanese craft books I found and my favourite Converse shoes) but I wasn't sure what else to include. The wolf was kind of obvious, but the trees and the apples and the little roses entwined round her feet, just came to life as I went along....I have 3 commissions for blankies at the moment and I think the next one will have a Three Little Pigs Theme.


Here's the whole blankie:



I also got a great addition to the blankies whilst I was over at Twist Fibre Craft, they tracked down some little squeakers for me to use on the blankies! Soon they'll be even more interactive for little hands!

18 comments:

taimarie said...

It is so fun to watch these evolve- I think this might be my favorite yet- little red is so super cute!

Manoute said...

I love them all. I am really looking forward to the three little pigs one :o)

Julesstevenson said...

Can I commission 2 more for June time.......;)
Jules

Jessica said...

I absolutely love this blankie! My friend Amy used to make "imagination" mats for her kids just like that.

Windsting said...

Hello,
Absolutely Wonderful! The little roses are such a sweet touch. Anna

nicolette said...

Gorgeous blankie!! Love the roses at Little Red’s feet! The woolf is really scaring!

mariannealice said...

Red Riding Hood is just gorgeous! Grace loves chewing on her blanket..

sewtakeahike said...

this is absolutely precious! You are so creative!

Trish said...

ooh that is too adorable, you are so clever.

jojo-caramel said...

It is so beautiful ! Love it ! Little Red Riding Hood one of my favorite theme !

Ravenhill said...

Oh, a new favorite!!!! This is marvelous!

shisomama said...

how lucky these babies are! can't wait to see the pigs...

Bubble Bee... said...

I love all your creations...especially the baby blankies....I am so motivated to try something but have never been into this stuff beforw...I am well into my seventh month of pregnancy.

Visty said...

I love how the wolf is hiding! That is beautiful.

Bethany Hissong said...

This is completely and utterly adorable!!!!!!!

shellyfish said...

This is really adorable - I just love the climbing roses.

hurrayic said...

I like how the blankies are organically shaped and not the typical geometric. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog and for visiting!

HappySquirrel said...

That is so lovely! She has such a pretty face and that colour red is beautiful.