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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Blankie

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgOne of our favorite books in the Science household is Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book teaches science, counting, fruits, and nutrition (when the caterpillar gorges on junk food he gets a tummy-ache) and it is beautifully illustrated. So when I found this wonderful fabric, and neither Minnow nor I could resist it.


Minnow and her latest blankie

With a coordinating dot print on the reverse, a layer of flannel in the middle, and a baby blanket binding on the outside (Minnow picked the color), ta-da we had a new blankie. I put the whole thing together in just a few hours, and it’s the only sewing I’ve had time to do in months. I’ve got the fabric for my next project, but it’s quite a bit more ambitious, so it may be years before completion. In the meantime, we’ll delight in the colors of this blankie.

Comments

  1. #1 Academic
    August 9, 2008

    Very nice! I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar and other illustrations done by the same illustrator. Naturally, I forget the name of the illustrator, but I did go to his museum several years ago.

  2. #2 Rebecca Watson
    August 9, 2008

    Yay, I love it! And I agree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a really gorgeous, well-told story. Academic: the author is Eric Carle, and I think he did the illustrations, didn’t he?

  3. #3 Becca
    August 9, 2008

    AWwwwww!
    I have such fond moemories of that book. And it is a very pretty blankie!

  4. #4 Flicka Mawa
    August 10, 2008

    I love it! Definitely read that story to the tots a lot, and remember Eric Carle books from my own childhood. That fabric is great!

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