Monday, 21 July 2008
::security "blankee" prototype, take one::
to combat the boredom associated with not being able to walk any sort of distance due to back agony, i've been slowly working through a new baby design for the past couple of weeks. when i was little, my absolute favourite thing was a fisher price security blanket that had a bunny head that acted as a puppet and a soft, cotton blanket body. i actually had two, a pink one and a yellow one, and loved them both to little, wee shreds. i had it in mind to make something similar for my (coming any day now, surely) soon-to-be daughter and made the above design using a crazy soft light pink cotton lawn and organic cotton/hemp fleece. the feel is perfect, so beyond cuddly but the shape isn't quite what i have in my head and i decided to forgo the puppet aspect, which i think now was a mistake. i'll keep this one for the baby, anyway, because it feel divine and is still quite cute but i really want to get this pattern perfected so i can have a new offering in me olde shop (i'm thinking shop update at the end of august, by the way. i've been working on well dressed oobees, too, but don't want to load the shop up and then go into labour!).
::security "blankee" prototype, take two::
so i gave it another go, in a vintage style nursery rhyme cotton print, but this shape is even less like what i had in mind - too fat and square-ish, i think. back to the drawing board...
::security "blankee" prototype, take three::
...and getting closer, closer. i used a soft, japanese cotton for this one, with vintage cotton accents for the paws and ears to add a bit of interest. she's still a little long, i think and the paws need to be higher, near the head but i've got a fourth cut out now with a slightly revised version of this pattern and i'm going to finally tackle the puppet aspect on the next trial as well. wish me luck!