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Topic: When a project goes wrong Craftsterize\improvise From Bumper to blanket  (Read 2918 times)
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« on: May 30, 2010 02:00:19 AM »

Being an over zealous grandmother got me into trouble this time.  I found two super soft blankets and decided to make my own crib bumpers. I loved the shade of brown and light blue so I cut them into strips, overlocked them together, made one long strip for the top, added a zillion Velcro strips to attach it to the crib. Then showed it to my BF and was told that synthetic bumpers and very fuzzy ones at that were taboo for babies. I thought it came out great.  Oh well...

And I was so pleased with myself...(being a little winnie here)

So I took the thing apart at the length. Cut it into long strips

Sewed  that sucker back up.

Close up of "bumper blanket"

Finally, a finished super soft baby blanket.  Who cares if it's a little big?  It's great on the floor also.

Long story short.  I sewed a baby blanket.
(You never learn if you don't try.)
Comments always welcome.  (Or am I the only person that has to do things multiple times.lol)
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010 03:25:51 AM »

Ah!! That really unfortunate after putting in so much work.  But in all honesty I think the baby blanket is so cute that it worked out.  Babies love fuzzy warm blankets anyway!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 04:57:19 AM »

Thank you suzyscissors. Apparently, I don't know how to make anything without taking it apart first at least once.  This one did hurt though.lol and yes, he loves to cuddle up in the blanket so I'm glad for that.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 06:42:17 AM »

 Grin Grandma, you made me LOL at your photos and prediciment, and the end result!  Kudos to you for persevering!  I would have just thrown those bumpers out, and given up...I'm glad you didn't b/c that blanket is awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 08:44:25 AM »

Lol. Thank you Miss Barbara. I'm happy that you got the irony behind my words. lol.  While cutting that thing, I had little fuzzies all over the place.  Glad it's done. I also made DIL personalized shoulder bibs (forgot what they're called), she didn't like them. Oh well, at least they let me do stuff for him. Now I take care of the little tike while the parents are at work. Biggest prize of all (Except that up til now they didn't have internet.)
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 04:36:18 AM »

I would not have known that fuzzy fabric was bad as well - so hey, what can you do?  Make a blanket!  Good thinking!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 05:55:09 AM »

Thank you Yarn or Fabric.  Yes,  I didn't have a clue obviously either.  I remember my kids had plastic or vinyl bumpers but I guess it makes sense.  He did put his little head right up on the bumper then moved so his face was right in it so I'm glad I changed it.  So much has apparently changed in just one generation. No dairy the first year.  Just weird but I'm the GM and not the parent so...
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 03:14:16 PM »

Great job
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010 09:19:27 PM »

Thank you scorpios_stinger.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 10:40:28 PM »

as someone who frequently has to undo entire lengths of stitching, i was feeling your pain at the prospect of remaking a finished project, but i love the way the blanket turned out (even more than the bumpers!)  great work!  and if you look at the positive, they can use the blanket long after the child grows out of the crib, especially since it's so big!
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