Monday 23 September 2019

Soft, fluffy Mingos

Rachel took Leo to Colchester Zoo in the summer, one of his favourite animals turned out to be the 'Mingos' - you know, those pink, long legged birds that stand on one foot!  The name has stuck ever since.

Before Rosie was born I made her a very soft blanket out of cuddlesoft fleece fabric, it really is the softest fabric on the planet and perfect for babies.  She has really taken to the blanket and during the day the best way to get her to have a nap is to tuck it around her and she strokes the fabric and gets off to sleep.  Even more evidence that it is the perfect baby blanket fabric!  

But of course there is always the worry that you may lose the blanket when out shopping or it gets dropped in a muddy puddle and needs washing so Rachel asked if I could make her another one.  Music to my ears!  After finishing the knitted zig zag blanket I had no crafty project on the go and I quickly went onto my favourite fabric websites for some retail therapy.

As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it was the one.  Pink and aqua 'mingos'.  

And they sold a dimpled plush fabric in exactly the same aqua so it was not a difficult decision to make.  These blankets are so quick and easy to put together and I only have about 10" of binding left to sew so I can hand it over tomorrow.  Only 5 days between 'do you think you could make ...' and 'here you are - finished!'

Let's hope this one has the same sleep inducing effect!


Patio Postcards said...

I like mingos ... I shall now call them that should I see any. I wonder if Leo may want his sister to share the new blanket?

Ruth said...

That 'mingo fabric looks gorgeous! I can see you with a long list of orders ... said...

I could have 5 years and not get this blanket made. Mingos were big with my older granddaughter when she was a toddler. Her second birthday was mingo themed. They are such unique, pretty birds.

And speaking of pretty...that blanket. What a lovely color palette. The fabric sounds dreamy and dream-inducing. Love that Rosie softies her blankie til she drifts off to sleep. You are a talented grandmum to be able to whip up this keepsake so quickly.