Yes? Oh good. I thought maybe you might have been put off by all the spider webs and tumble weed passing through this blog space that you might have all wandered off.
What can I say? It’s that time of year again. Uni has started back up and it being our final year and with us potentially being let loose on the public in just over 10 months time, they’ve really hit us hard with studying and exam preparation and general “how not to kill your patients” kind of stuff. And phew, is it exhausting. So once again, productivity has gone way down and I make do with typing up my back log of patterns to fill the gaping crafting gap left in my world.
So what have I got for you today? Well, about a month ago a dear family friend sent me a text letting me know that they were having an emergency C-section that day…only thing was that she was only 30weeks along. Thankfully it went well and a beautiful baby boy was welcomed into the world! But alas due to his teeny tiny size, he would have to stay in an incubator until his delivery date. Now, having been preparing for this baby to join us in November I’d only gotten as far as deciding that I was going to make him something or other. That was a given. It’s a baby after all, how could I resist the chance to make something teeny tiny and superly duperly cute? But I hadn’t gotten as far as deciding the ‘what’. But thinking of him in his incubator gave me the idea of making him a blankie toy- something that he could snuggle up to and grow up with.
And that’s where today’s pattern comes from.
Free PDF: Bunny-Blanket-Buddy
EDIT: For a Lion version of this pattern or inspiration for other animals- hop along to: The little lion king
EDIT: For a bear version go to: Honey Bear Blanket Buddy
It might not be very clear, so do contact me if it doesn’t work. I plan on making a few more as more babies plan to pop out in the next few months so will correct as I go along (if need be!). But until then, enjoy! He’s pretty cute and cuddly (Baby and bunny) and I even chain stitched Baby’s name onto it to make it that little bit more personal.
This time I’ve only put the pattern up as a PDF because it’s quite long and also, you may notice- I revamped my pattern template! Snazzy.
So what gifts do you like to make babies? Do you go the whole hog and churn out a blanket every time a stork drops one off? Or stick to the simple bootie/hat set? I’d love to make a blanket one day but I think for now it’s too time consuming so I’ll save that for when I get a baby niece/nephew (hint hint-> brother/sister-in-law if you’re reading. Which I know you will be. Ha.) to spoil silly.