Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Winnie the Pooh Throw

I loved it that our 10 year old granddaughter wanted a Winnie the Pooh throw for her recent birthday!  I had made all 4 grandchildren throws some 4 or 5 years ago for Christmas.  And I knew that Lia had long ago lost interest in the Disney princesses, which were featured on the throw I made for her then.  For her to ask specifically for a Winnie the Pooh blanket, though, warmed my heart. She seems so mature and grown up to me now, but perhaps she has at least one foot still in childhood!

Her mother searched the Internet for a blanket already made, but every image she showed her, Lia thought was "too babyish."  Then, searching for Pooh fleece online, I found this fabric, her mom showed it to her, and she loved it.  So of course I was delighted to make it for her.  The fleece came incredibly quickly, and today I bought the yellow fleece to back it, did the cutting of the fringe, and tied it.  She and her brother like to cuddle in these throws after their baths, while they watch a little TV before the bedtime tooth brushing, reading, and singing routines!

He now has two as well--the transportation-themed one that matching his bedroom, and a big boy one that features all sorts of sports balls!  His first he decided to cut to turn into a sleeping bag, so I made the second one with an open end for him.

I think Lia will like her Winnie the Pooh and the Starry Night throw!

Here's a close-up of Pooh.  The fabric
was titled "Starry Night Scenic"
Here's the entire throw, spread
out on our bed.