Our little guy, who turned eight this month, had his first sleepover last weekend. To help him feel at home (and remember his mama) while he was away, I made him a cozy blanket. He chose the fabric:
Perfect. A cowboy print for my tiny Cowboy.
I sewed the fabric print onto a chenille fabric backing, with batting in between for extra coziness. Then, I hand-tied the blanket with 4 strands of off-white pearl cotton (details provided for you detailed-minded and curious souls).
Balloon was a complete surprise to this photo shoot. I was trying to get the most of the natural lighting I could find today (it’s a gloomy, rainy day here on the Gulf Coast), so had the blinds up, and she jumped onto the window sill. I think she wants to come in. But she gets to wait a while because now she needs to be my model!
Oh, and yes, Balloon is the sort of name a cat gets when owned by a 4-year-old.
I only had a few very short minutes to get the embroidery done before we had to leave for the sleepover, so I did it freehand. Ugh, the “O” looks too much like an “e.” To an 8-year-old boy, who cares?
I still might fix it. Things like that bug me. You detail-minded souls understand that.
Photos by Lori Seaborg, January 2008