These ‘taggy blankets’ or ‘blankies’ were totally new to me until recent years. I thought our grandson was a strange chap wanting only the soft pliable tags or labels appended to soft toys as a comforter however I was soon put right about that and discovered that there are many children who have this fetish! I made two taggy blankies, one as a spare, for our grandson a couple of years ago which helped to use up some of my store of ribbon and had orders for more including one for a puppy!
When our latest grandson was born 3 weeks ago I thought I’d better make another one in case this latest arrival had the same likes as his elder brother. When I made the previous taggy blankies I stitched them all by hand, after all they are quite small and soon made, but I was given a baby electric sewing machine and wanted some practise on using it – I’ve never had an electric sewing machine so I was concerned about sewing straight lines!
This blankie was made from two pieces of fleece which has a giraffe pattern on it – our daughter has a ‘thing’ about giraffes at the moment – satin ribbon from my stash and a little time!
And this is the little chap it was made for, here he is at a few hours old with his proud brothers
Two weeks later sharing quality time with dad!!
Thank you for looking x