Last Saturday I spent a lovely weekend in my sweet friend’s charming cabin. Everything Juliette touches is beautiful, she has got magic in her fingertips (really!! You should taste her bread and see her sewing…and weaving…and calligraphy…and doll-making…and stamp carving!) While we were there we all worked on various craft projects and I took advantage of the time to hand print this very light gauze swaddle blanket for my sister, who I expected to hear word from at any moment that she’d had her baby. It turned out that even though she was laboring when I left, she was still laboring when I got home, and didn’t end up having her baby until the following day. She was amazing, (!!!) and baby boy was born healthy and hearty at 9 and half pounds!
As I mentioned in my last post I was only planning on instagramming this blanket, but Juliette snapped some pretty photos for me, and I thought it was blogworthy. I used the same stamp as I did for my Bub’s shirt that I blogged last time, but as you can see here, it was double sided and I used both sides here. Wish I had thought to get some photos of the process, but I just chalked out some stripes to follow, and printed with Versatex’s Primary Blue, which printed quite well on the gauze.
As soon as I got home I hemmed and delivered it, and less than 24 hours later it was swaddling a perfect little boy.