Monday, 28 November 2011

What Was I Thinking?

  I was thinking how cute and warm, and cuddly these flannels would be made up into blankets
for our g'children. I knew I didn't dare attempt to sew pjs for them, since none of them are near enough to try them on. Oh, I know there are several of you ladies out there that are much better seamstress than me and are able to do this. But when it comes to sewing I'm not too good at 'flying by the seat of my pants'! I must follow an exact pattern.




 
What prompted this brainstorm was my visit to Pininterest. I said I wasn't even going to think of
going near this site. But I kept seeing 'visit my pininterest' on some of my blogger friends sites. And well, I didn't want to be rude, after all! And what did it hurt if I wasted a couple of hours of my life visiting pininterest? I actually discovered many, many new projects to try and, of course, tons of new decorating ideas. Just what I needed.


I want to share the site with you because you may want to whip one up yourself. Do It Yourself Diva's shows you step by step how easy these are to make. Well, I'm off to throw all my flannels in the wash to have them ready to start cutting tomorrow. What are you working on? Projects or decorating? Maybe both?
P.S. It is the May 11th post or easier just scroll down their sidebar to rag blanket.
           Blessings,

29 comments:

  1. AND HOW MANY ARE YOU MAKING BEFORE CHRISTMAS? I started sewing early and I'm still not finished. It is amazing how many interruptions can happen. So good luck and I'm looking forward to pictures! Hugs!!

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  2. I will check this out asap...though I have made more blankets than anyone needs anymore, haha...As for my jammies, ALL of the bottoms fit everyone, but the necks on some of them were a disaster, sigh...oh well, they were please nonetheless. Happy sewing!

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  3. OK, I checked it out and I am back...they are just DARLING!! I am thinking that it doesn't seem as easy as this gal makes out though, haha.....I will be most anxious to see yours. Looks like you have got some darling fabric to work with. ENJOY!

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  4. Oh how cute!! You can do it!! :o) What a sweet grandma you are to create such soft and cuddly blankets!

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  5. I just bought a lot of flannel to make up two rag quilts. I am also wondering what I was thinking! Pinterest, blogging, magazines, tv, they all make me think I can do stuff. =)

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  6. Hi Kimberly,

    Good for you! They will love them they are so warm and cuddly.
    I have made a couple myself a different pattern though, most of the work is in the cutting and preparation but after that the sewing goes real quick and they are very addictive to make! Have fun!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  7. Looks like you are going to be one busy lady as soon as that flannel is ready to work with. Have fun creating.
    Angela

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  8. I'm anxious to see your blanket project finished. It looks like you have a lot of sewing to do. I'm sure that the kids will love their new blankets. JB

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  9. You are going to be one busy woman!! Can't wait to see them and I know your grand kids will be all warm and toasty!!

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  10. I think I will just sit back and admire what you gals create. Sewing was never a skill I could master. Love all the fun colors, I know you will do just great!

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  11. Good luck. I can barely sew a button so you are way ahead of me.

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  12. Those grandbabies are going to be so warm and happy with all of those pretty fabrics..how fun! - I haven't started any projects like this, just getting into the decorating...and loving it! xo

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  13. I love all the fabrics--so colorful and cute. Good luck with the blankets. I'm sure they will be terrific and your grandkids will love them. :)

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  14. You are such a busy gal! Those grands of yours are going to love everything you make for them!!

    We've started on the Christmas decorating here.
    We are keeping it fairly simple.

    Have a wonderful night!!

    Can't wait to see your projects finished :)

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  15. Great idea, my daughters keep telling me to join Pinterest. Kimberly I love your blog!

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  16. I've awarded you the Liebster award for your blog. You can visit...

    http://corninmycoffee-pot.blogspot.com/2011/11/lets-see.html

    for details. Pat

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  17. Came back to say... love all the flannels you've chosen for your blankets!

    I went and looked at this tutorial...and that looks pretty easy. you can do it...
    just stay off of Pinterest in the mean time...IT'S SO ADDICTING!

    Pat

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  18. You get a gold star for making something from Pinterest. I love that site but so far. ..I have more pins than accomplishments. It is so relaxing late at night. .just looking at pretty things.
    I love your flannelette and oh yes. ..rag quilts is ever so tempting to make. .but before Christmas? That might be a tad ambitious. .even for me and I do try to do crazy things.

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  19. I'll be interested to see how it goes. So far I'm still resisting Pinterest. Time slips through my fingers as it is - I'd be sunk on Pinterest!

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  20. Fab flannel -- colorful indeed.. love the softness of flannel..looking forward to seeing the blankets..
    Hugs

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  21. Your grandchildren will love them.. I bet they will always remember..
    I love pinterest but I give myself a time limit.. grin..
    Blessings..

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  22. Hi Kimberly,
    I am one of those who makes pj's for little ones that live thousands of miles away and hope and pray that I got the measurements right! Crazy, I know. Your fabric looks wonderful. Tomorrow I am going to buy more fabric, to make fleece scarves for the girls in my family, five, I think. I will make the easy ones, they take about ten minutes and I will make a matching little flower for each of them. I will post about it when I get one set made.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. I love pinterest....initially I spent hours on it daily....so fun!

    It makes you believe you can be crafty even if we are (me). I think I may try and make one of those blankets for my Khloe :-)

    Hugs friend!

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  24. I stick mainly to food items on Pinterest, because at leaat I have a chance to make some of them..lol! I've actually tried a few recipes and enjoyed them.

    The flannels you bought are all very nice--I hope you can use the fabric one way or another!

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  25. Those are going to be some pretty blankets! I'm sorry to say that I put my sewing machine in storage, but I keep getting all these ideas...

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  26. Pinterest is deadly to my budget. :)

    I love the selection of fabric!!!

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  27. You could always do the non sew blankets-the rag tie way. I will have to post that on my blog. It is really easy to do. I will try to post it later. Blessings

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  28. Reminds me of the year I made my grandies all eye spy quilts for Valentines. I was pretty sick of eye spying by the time I was through. They will love them though. I have stayed away from pinterest so far. I know it's a great place, but have a hard enough time visiting all the blogs I love. I may cave some day, but for now staying away.

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