One 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.
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.