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Monday, 31 January 2011

Monthly Make - January


A few weeks ago I decided to participate in Felt Fairy's Monthly Make 2011. The idea is to make something every month. It doesn't matter what it is so it can be sewn, crocheted or whatever you like.  You then have to post your make to your blog and also to the Flickr group that has been created to showcase all the Monthly Makes.

You can see the original post here at Felt Fairy's Blog


For January I decided to make a baby blanket from some granny squares.  I completed the squares back in 2010 but never got round to sewing them together.  Since I was a little late deciding what to make and wanted something quick it seemed a good idea to complete a work in progress which is also in keeping with my promise to myself to complete all outstanding wip's by the end of February.


I haven't been very adventurous with my blanket edgings recently but adapted the usual shell pattern to make a slightly more pointy petal type edge.

 
 I aim to post my Monthly Make on the last day of each month every month. 


Lastly have a sneeky preview of what I'm planning for February and will be the only 'new' thing that I am allowing myself to make until my self imposed rule of - 'finish all wip's' is over.

Don't forget there are exactly 14 days left to enter my give-away HERE

26 comments:

  1. Your baby blanket is very pretty. Monthly makes sounds like a lot of fun, I'll enjoy looking at what you've made!
    xxx

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  2. Beautiful baby blanket! I love the colors! You did a wonderful job!

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  3. Wow! i love what you have done with that heart!! Very Clever! Also you blanket is beautiful AND the fabric it is lying on - gorgeous!

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  4. I love the blanket! I'm new to crocheting - do you sew or crochet your squares together??

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  5. Waaauuu!!
    Your blanket is fabulous!!
    I love it and the colors you chose are so beautiful!

    thanks for you visit and comments!

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  6. I love that little blanket it's beautiful! The heart looks amazing too looking forward to seeing next months's make!
    Kandi x

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  7. That is an AWESOME baby blanket... who's the lucky baby?

    Hugs from Teresa in Oregon

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  8. Fantastic blanket!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  9. Oh wow, that's so pretty! I'm about to head over and check the monthly make too...

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  10. The baby blanket is so pretty, I love it!
    Really like the heart too. I'm looking forward to seeing your finishes each month, as my WIP's are starting to get a bit out of hand too!

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  11. The baby blanket is so pretty and cozy looking.

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  12. Hello!

    What a wonderfully colourful blog! It's my first visit and Im delighted to have found you and your gorgeous crochet work. Love your current project but adore those little pin cushions!

    Julia x

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  13. That is a really beautiful blanket and very restful to the eyes after the crazy coloured ones that I have been making! Lovely :)

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  14. Hi Rachael, this is a beautiful blanket! I love love love the colours and the design. By the way: your give away is linked at creJJtion. Have a great weekend!
    Love, Maaike

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love the way you have taken the photo - with the sunlight and shadow on it, very artistic!

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  16. Lovely blanket and I really am curious what you are going to do with the hearts...

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  17. What a beautiful baby-blanket! I just love the little hearts with the crochet squares. It's a great idea, have to try that too sometime.

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  18. That's a beautiful blanket! I love the colours!
    X Marieke

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  19. I just found your blog. Amazing work. Everything is just so beautiful. I have a hard time reading it though, with the shadows of the flowers in the background. I will be back again though to see your new creations!!!

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  20. your blanket is so lovely

    i must join in with the monthly makes :o)

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