It occurred to me mid-way through this morning that I'd let Wednesday sneak up on me this week with no WIP post. Maybe that's because almost every post I've shared over the last week has contained some sort of crafty thing I'm working on. Right now, I'm working on several different things at once, which seems to be the way things have gone for the last month.
At the top of my list is the Beach Blanket To Go from Soulemama's Handmade Home. I'm using mostly not repurposed fabrics, but I truly love all the fabrics in the top part of the blanket so I'm ok with that. I had 2 fabrics in my stash from the Storybook line at Superbuzzy that I found on sale last year. To those, I added a few Michael Miller kid-friendly fabrics and I really like how the combination turned out. So much that I only used 8 fabrics instead of the 10 called for in the book, and I added 4 inches to the width of each one.
I did find a thick, vintage thrifted sheet to use for backing, which isn't as heavy as the bedspread Soulemama recommends, but I think it will work nicely. I'm hoping this project will be finished soon since we'll be headed to the beach in just under a month.
Next, I've been working on some knitted squares for the Blanket Of Love project, in honor of Kelly, for her young son, Ari. I chose 2 very specific patterns for my squares. The first, from the spring edition of Living Crafts, is the mitered square. I really like the way the outer color envelopes the inner color in a hug, just like a mother's arms.
The second is a square, which desperately needs blocking, based on the All Over Eyelets pattern from Lace and Eyelets. The eyelets don't stand out very much, but I liked using eyelets to represent Ari's mother watching over him. I chose the rainbow as a symbol of hope.
Lastly, Finn has another pair of pj bottoms. More beloved cars, of course! These were made from a yard of inexpensive cotton knit I found on etsy. I think I'll end up with 2 pairs of shorts and a pair of pants all for $5 shipped. Can't beat that!