I bought an ace red blanket from Savers with the intention of making something for my daughter- but what?
I unexpectedly found myself having sometime to sew (as opposed to the usual and never ceasing household duties) as my daughter and I were at "sleep school" AGAIN..
I wanted to combine something of mine (scrap pieces of material from past sewing endeavours that had too much potential to throw out), something of hers (I cut out a butterfly shape from one of her old-washed flannelette nappies) and something new (the savers blanket). Then off I went arranging the bits of material as I wanted them and then blanket stitching them in place.
Once the butterfly was done, I sewed it into place on the rug but, it looked a bit lonely and lost.
Flowers! go with butterflies, so on they went too.
I am still pretty pleased with it visually and emotionally it gave me a different focus than my screaming non sleeping child doing her second stint of sleep school.