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There has been a winter baby boom among my friends, with four of them giving birth within weeks of each other. That means lots of personalized blanket sewing!

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First born was Logan, whose mom loves (and coaches) volleyball.

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Next born were Braden and Florence, both third-borns.

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On Monday my best friend quickly gave birth to her second child, a girl!

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I met adorable Jamie on Monday and gently laid her on her new blanket.

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Stay warm boys and girls.

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And welcome to the world!

I love sewing baby blankets. With a vast variety of fabrics available, it is fun to customize them with mom and baby in mind.

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I thought this pink polka dot giraffe print blanket would be perfect for my friend Jenny Lynn and her adorable baby girl.

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Stay warm, cozy and stylish baby Bea!

Here is a quick look at how I made my JMU inspired napkins.

Folding two yards of purple cotton fabric in half and then in half again, I cut two 16″x16″ squares.

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Leaving me with 8 napkins.

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Instead of cutting along the bias, I folded my trim fabric the same as above and cut 2″ strips until I had 512 inches of strips.

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I pulled the 2″ strips through my 1″ bias tape maker, pressing to hold the shape. I then folded the bias tap in half to create tons of double fold bias tape for the trim.

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I cut four 16″ strips for each napkin, two of which had the ends folded under.

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I pinned the bias tape in place as trim around the napkins and sewed in place.

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I love them!

What do you give a good friend and JMU alum for her bridal shower?

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Napkin rings from here registry and homemade napkins.

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I hope she and the Duke Dog she is marrying enjoy entertaining with them!

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This Sunday a sweet baby boy became a child of the covenant.

This is the blanket I made in celebration.

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I wanted the blanket to be soft, but manly. So I selected a blue plaid flannel to go with the blue minky.

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I hope it keeps him warm for years to come!

512 inches to be exact. That is how much bias tape I needed for my most recent project.

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This little guy got a lot of work.

I’ve had this fabric and these notions since May.

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I’ve been scared to turn them into cushions, so all I’ve done is cut the cushions into circles.

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Until this weekend…

On Monday, I will be mailing a package full of bunting to a laid back little boy who turns 1 this week.

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Can’t wait to see how it turns out for his party!

I was not the only one pleased with my linen dress. Here is one happy friend:

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I love the fit, the accessories, and the smile.

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This photo is my favorite:

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I love that something I sewed can look so good!

I have three projects in the works.

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This fabric reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and will be fun as a nursing cover for a good friend.

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These fabrics may look familiar, as I will be making another Sorbetto top. This time polka dotted trimmed with floral bias tape (made with my new, fun bias tape maker).

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This fun mirror imaged fabric will be turned into two round cushions, for a quaint outdoor table.

Fun!