Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday and Craft

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating my mom's birthday.  A couple of old friends came in from Tennessee to look into a college and spent Saturday and Sunday with us.  It was great to see them.  

Micaiah wanted to help Lolly blow out the candles and open her gifts.

Don't you just love my mom's new cute doo!!  I think it looks great!

Before all of the party fun, my mom and I made Ryker a "Taggie" blanket.  I found this cute fleece at Hancock's on sale.  I loved the little dinosaur that is sewn on.  It adds for a little extra texture on the blanket part.  We cute it to be 13 x13 so after all the sewing it would be 12x12.  

I bought ribbon and used a little bit of what I already had to make the tags.  I picked different texture ribbons and squiggly ones too.  It makes it fun looking and gives him lots to feel on.  

I lined the back of the blanket with a yellow flannel.  I figured this way it could soak up any messes unlike the opposite fleece side.

Here is the finished blanket!!  I just love it!

Here's the reverse side.

I leave you with some pictures of Ryker, JR and the taggie blanket!

I hope everyone else had an equally wonderful weekend!!

Mandi Lou


  1. I had a GREAT weekend! I am glad we got to hang out!

  2. that is so fantastic! i love that little blanket! i have to try that.