Wednesday, June 2, 2010

beachy-picnic blanket

Over my lunch hour today, I finally finished the Beach Blanket To Go from Soulemama's Handmade Home. I'm really pleased with the easy, yet cute, blanket this turned out to be. Of course, the minute it was finished, the kids wanted to put it to good use. Elizabeth's idea of eating a picnic dinner out on the blanket was vetoed because I'm not brave enough to let the first meal on the new blanket include marinara sauce so she settled for an after-dinner ice cream picnic.


I really like the extra splash of fun added by the rainbow bias tape. When I found this on etsy, I knew it was the perfect binding for this blanket.


Elizabeth insists that ice cream tastes much better in the front yard while relaxing on the new blanket.


Finn, well, he barely even noticed the blanket; he was all about the ice cream (or rather the coconut milk-based green tea "ice cream").


Oh no, it dripped!


Whew, got it anyway!


Now that the blanket has had it's inaugural celebration picnic, we're more than ready to take it to the beach. Maybe, just *maybe* this will keep the sand out of our snacks.


15 comments:

  1. it's a blanket time of year apparently!! LOVE the fabrics i'm seeing...so neat! it will be cherished for years to come.

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  2. So cute!!! I love the binding, as well-- and the shot of Finn licking his shirt-- awesome.

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  3. Love the bright, cheery fabrics!

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  4. I love, love, love it!! The bias tape, indeed, is perfect for it.

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  5. How pretty! I've been wanting to make one too. Have Gramma's vintage sheets ready and waiting.

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog. Come check it out if you get the chance. http://chocoeyes.blogspot.com/

    Becca

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  6. That blanket is just beautiful Joy! You have inspired me to figure out how to use my sewing machine this summer...it just sits here asking to be used yet I ignore it. Well, no more!

    Priceless photos as always...

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  7. I love this!! everything about it is so lovely, and the bias tape is the perfect finishing touch. You should make one and do a giveaway on your blog, I want one!!

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  8. Very cute! I love that new blanket you made. I hope you have lots of fun trips to the beach with it this summer.

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  9. The blanket is beautiful!...This is my first time here...Great blog :-)

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  10. You'll be hitting the beach in style...LOVE that blanket! And the kids are soooo cute...licking ice cream off t-shirts is a well-respected skill :)

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  11. Love the fabrics you used Joy! and the picture of licking the spilled icecream:)
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  12. I love the fabric, and the binding. SO sweet. How nice to have something for the beach ready to go so early :)

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  13. I have a feeling that this blanket will get a lot of love this summer!

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  14. LOVE your blanket...I think I feel another project in the works now....
    http://www.corleyz.blogspot.com

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