During our recent trip into the mountains for some snow and skiing, and fireside relaxing (ahem), we had some friends holding down the fort back at home. They ever-so-kindly came each day to care for our hens, with their little one, Laila, at the helm. Ezra and Laila have become good buddies in their few short years, so I asked Ezra to make her something as a way to say 'thank you' for looking after his chickens. When I suggested this, I was thinking along the lines of painting a picture or something we could give to her that afternoon at music class. After he thought for a moment, 'a blanket!', he shouted.Alrighty, a blanket it is. We quickly went searching through the fabric stash, and while I chose to put some Mary Flanagan wonderful, cozy & soft wool as backing, I let him chose the top. 'Mom, Laila loves fairies. Where is your fairy fabric?', he asked. And, since I didn't happen to just have fairy fabric sitting around, we opted for her most favorite color in all the land - pink. And, really, you can't ever go wrong with a little Liberty Arts prints.
Each piece was already cut as 1 yard, so we simply pinned them together. With my little man on my lap, we sewed up the edges, turned it right-side out, and top-stitched around. Within an hour we were done - from start to finish - just in time for music class. He carried this so proudly over to her, and alas, she was looking warm, cozy and just plain cute under this blanket.