The blanket is very tightly woven, giving it a thick feel, especially with the mad, wonderful ruffle around the edge. Ruffles like this use up a LOT of yarn in a small space, but it is worth it. It looks gorgeous, and babies love to squish it between their fingers. The "yucca" detail also adds a great deal of depth of feel, which appeals to baby.
The blanket is temporarily stored with a home-made sachet of organic lavender in a purple organza bag. Even though the blanket is composed of a man-made yarn (acrylic), which does not feed bugs, I like to store my finished work with organic lavender to keep everything fresh until given or sold.
I provide pictures of this blanket as an example of one type of blanket I intend to produce and offer for sale in future. I will update the blog with finished blankets ready for sale, when the time comes.
I will be wandering through the color palette with this blanket, especially with the extra large toddler blanket, which will invariably end up on the floor to cushion baby's tummy as he starts to squirm around on his own. While I will be cognizant of what will appeal to baby, artistic presentation and coordination with decor will be considerations. I am thinking of producing some blankets specifically geared to the little man, using grays and heathered blues, with just a touch of charcoal or other deep colors.
I am open to creating a blanket specifically to your requirements, as to color, etc. Leave a message on this blog, and I will get back to you about it. (Your message will not be published online.)
You cannot get this type of blanket from a Chinese factory. My fabric creations are unique, durable, exclusive of design, and of careful workmanship with attention to detail.
The yarn alone cost $45.00 for the large toddler blanket. Depending upon design and size, a baby blanket will take between 20 and 60 hours to complete. After the item is made, it has to be blocked, which involves pinning and steaming on a large table.
Two sizes will be made:
Traditional baby blanket - 32" X 32" - $125.00
Extra large toddler blanket - 61" X 61" - $165.00