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Taggy Blankie

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!

fleece taggy blankie

fleece taggy blankie

And this is the little chap it was made for, here he is at a few hours old with his proud brothers

Two proud brothers welcoming baby brother

Two proud brothers welcoming baby brother

Two weeks later sharing quality time with dad!!

Would you gess this little chap was only 2 weeks old????

Would you guess this little chap was only 2 weeks old????

Thank you for looking x

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