Jenni Sholter, a friend, forwarded me a request someone had for 6 baby blankets made in 2 weeks. I have done custom work for her in the past so I guess she figured I could do it. Since the request came over the 2 week holiday, I decided to take on the challenge. (It turned out she needed 2 one month and 2 the next 2 months.) The customer makes custom reborn dolls. She had a very specific blanket in mind, Kerry Jayne’s Little Duck Blanket. So I ordered the blanket pattern and went to work.
Let me just say this about the pattern, in case someone is interested in purchasing her patterns. DO it. The detail in the pictures she includes are well worth it. The duck would have been much harder to keep even if not for the pictures. I would have prefered the pictures to be closer to the actually section of the pattern I was working on but it was easy for me to go back and forth. She took pictures of every part that you might had been confused by and made it simple. Here are 3 of the blankets done and ready to ship. BTW the customer received the blankets and was thrilled! Always a good thing!
I have been working on baby blankets recently. I have a new grandson on the way and mom loves camoflauge. So I hope she loves this blanket. It is the Drops In A Pond blanket design. You can see more examples of the ones I have made here.
I also finished a lap, nap, cot blanket. It is a Circle In A Square design. It is great way to use up scraps. I worked on the squares in the morning while riding the bus with students. Funny but watching me crochet helped keep them calm and interested. So I showed them the finished product when I put the squares together and made the blanket. It will either go to a school for a pre-k class or I may let a school auction it off during fall festival. Unless I sell it before then. In which case I will make another one for the school!
circles in square blanket
circles in square blanket
Oh! How do you like my babies that are using the blankets? The little girl on the left is a reborn doll by Jenni Sholter and the other is a doll I have had for a while.
Well I am on to other crochet projects that are on my list. Now that I will be home for a couple of months I have made a list of projects I want to work on. Amazing how that list keeps growing every day.
I am taking my crochet to a new level next weekend. I am participating in
I have decided to expand my crochet business and this is one way that I haven’t tried before. I will have all sorts of baby cocoons, caps, blankets and whatever comes off my hook this week. The cocoons are original ideas that Jenni came up with. There will be things in a variety of sizes. I want to see what catches people eyes.
I will share a spot with Jenni Sholter and her reborn dolls. They are fabulous and I have found working with another artist is inspiring.
How about you? Have you tried anything like this before? Let me know how it worked for you. What would you have changed?