Every year I make my co-workers gifts for all or part of their presents for the holidays. Last year I did the coasters (see posting from last year of cat/dog silhouette coasters). This year…. FLEECE BLANKETS.
Basic materials: fleece blankets (purchased at a brick and mortar store), embroidery thread, and felt! Basically every time we were sitting on the couches watching TV, I’d work on them.
I wish I had pictures of all of them (I think it was eighteen total), but of course I didn’t remember until I gave them to everyone!
I’ve been remiss on posting for awhile (slacker). I should have actually posted this project in the spring…
For FIRST BIRTHDAY presents I made some alphabet letters. Two of my friends were having first birthdays for their daughters, I had lots of extra fabric, and voila. Fantastic gift. Soft enough to put in their mouths without breaking, they can throw them around, and easy to put away, and as they continue to grow, they can start to spell words out on the floor as they learn:
I was ambitious enough to do UPPER and LOWER case as well.
Besides the hunting coasters I did some additional ones at Christmas, nice and bright for a pop of color. But they’d make a great birthday or housewarming gift as well!
For these I again used the tiles from HomeDepot (14 cents each!), felt backers, ModPodge, scrapbook paper and some fabric scraps. All sorts of possible combinations!