Monday night I busted my butt and made a blanket for a special little fellow. Josh is my good friend Lauren's son, and he loves monkeys. And is a little monkey, too ;). I found a really sweet monkey flannelette set at Walmart and just had to get it for him. The green plaid is left over from my Tinkerbell pants.
I quickly threw together this quilt top and love how it came together.
I backed it with a white fleece I got at the Mennonite thrift store. The whole shebang cost $15.
I then tried my hand at embroidering a little tag for it. I started out trying to make it line up and be straight, but since I've had no practice that didn't work out. So I decided to make it crooked on purpose. I wanted to also include 'To Josh' but didn't have enough room. So I just put the name of the blanket and who it was from.
Then I rolled it up and put a ribbon on it. No wrapping required!
It was his bed time when I got there, and had also brought Cleo along for a visit, so he was a little distracted. But he did seem to enjoy how soft it is!
Then he saw my camera and wanted to play with it.