DIY circle blanket

circleblanket2With my husband not letting me find out the sex (as of now…..) I am going crazy trying to figure out how I will decorate the nursery and figure out what I should buy for the baby. When we first found out we were pregnant I thought the idea was so fun. I was so excited for the “greatest surprise of all” and hearing those wonderful words “IT’S A….”. I also thought that finding unisex things wouldn’t be so hard. I was wrong. Or maybe I am just picky. Either way, it’s exhausting trying to figure out what I want. I feel like my already horrible indecisiveness is on steroids and I am afraid of spending money on something I may hate or not need down the road.

I know that I want simplicity this time around, and a more earthy, natural feeling. At least that is what I want at this moment. I am sure tomorrow I will want a totally different theme. I am starting to realize why my husband puts off my projects for so long. But, at least I can admit my faults right?

To satisfy my current nursery concept I thought that while the boys were on vacation I could find some fun fabrics and put together a baby blanket. Lord knows I will need a ton and they are a fun, easy, project to pass some time. Which I desperately needed to do last week. It is amazing how time flies by when you are spending it with the people you love, and when you are alone (for longer than a day and the nostalgia of it wears off) it drags on forever….
MATERIALS – 1.5 yards of two different fabrics (try not to get them too stretchy since you will be sewing in a circle and want to avoid bunching. I did not do this and battled for many of hours to get the brown suede fabric to work with me.) 13ft (4 1/3 yard) trim, and corresponding thread.circleblanket1 Continue reading