Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The One

For me there is no higher honor than finding out that a blanket I have made is 'the one.' The one blanket that is so special to a little one that they can not sleep with, out it . The one that gets taken everywhere and gets loved to pieces, literally. I have made several such blankets over the years, and one of the most special was for my sweet little Carly.

When Carly was little and I would nurse her she liked to rub the silky camisoles I would wear. When she was upset she would run to me and stick her hand down my shirt so she could feel the silky fabric. I soon realized I needed to find something else to comfort her so I made her a blanket out of the same fabric. She new the moment she saw it she had found the one.

This blanket is still much loved and a required element of bedtime.

At one of the boutiques I did before Christmas I met a woman with a similar problem. I told her about Calry's blankie and she immediately ordered one..
This is the finished product.

It is silky and soft and not too big. Perfect to cuddle.

Carly has even given it her seal of approval and asked if kids can have more than one blankie, because she wants one.

Here is a little preview of some flannel quilts I'm working on.

Let me know if I can make a special blankie for your little one.


  1. Allison, I have a little girl the exact same way! I would be interested in one of these blankets. Could you please let me know what fabric you use and the cost. Thanks a ton.


  2. Oh Alison, you are a lifesaver. Beth loves her "soft thing blanket". This has made my life so much easier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Dear Allison,
    We need two more blankets like the white one you made us. Beth is going to keep one in the car and one at her babysitter's house. She would like a light green one and a bright yellow one. Is this possible? They could be slightly smaller if that would be cheaper. Do you have time to make these for us? Thank you so much.
    Nicole Taylor

  4. Nicole, I don't know how else to get a hold of you so I will hope you check back here. I would love to make more blankets, but I am PTA president at my kids school this year and with school starting next week I'm very busy. I don't think I could get them done till early October. Email me at and we can work something out.

  5. For some reason my e-mail to you was sent back, so I'll post it here.
    Dear Alison,
    Oh, you are a brave woman to be PTA president. We are okay to wait until October. Beth has carried her blanket everywhere for over a year now. It's not quite as white as it once was, but we are so thankful that you made it for us. Should I contact you in a few weeks to see if it looks like things will slow down and you could still make some for us? Thank you for responding.
    Nicole Taylor


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