Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Baby Blankets

I've finished 2 more baby blankets for my Etsy shop.  All the blankets I've made til now, have been about 40 inches square.  So many shops only offer a smaller size, I thought I'd try it out.  Trouble is, I can't seem to go simpler, just smaller.  These have just as many pieces and took every bit as much time.  Poo.  I don't know why I can't do simple, all my projects always end up complicated.  These are 30 inches square.  I do love them, but will probably not make this size again.
Next blankets I make, I really have to time myself.  It seems like I spend a lot of hours on each one, but it might be my imagination.  I'd like to sell many more, but don't want to give my time away.  A timer, plus the fact that I get faster each time.  I may be pricing myself out of the fun.

I made two colorways of the same design.  A masculine version and a very girlie one.  The next two I make will be very much like these, but bigger.

Soon, I'll have enough inventory to get a booth at a craft show.  Maybe if people could touch them it'd make all the difference.  Pictures are good, but these are so cuddly, like a favorite old sweater.  'Cause they are!


  1. They are beautiful and most definitely very reasonably priced. Back when my boys were babies I paid way more for some machine made mass produced wool blankets and would have much preferred something this lovely. I time my work to get an idea of the price, I think it's fair to get paid correctly for your work. Bethx

  2. These are wonderful! I agree that they are a fair price. I've had to accommodate my mind to the reality that not everyone can or will pay those prices--and that's okay. But many, many people can and do--when the product aligns with their values (like owning something unique and handmade). Yea! Also, you're right that your wool things need to be seen and touched in PERSON. That's the best selling point of all. Looks like you're having lots of fun! I wish you well :).


  3. These are amazing!!!! (I found you through Resweater.)

  4. Thanks Anna, I love making these and am determined to make many more this year. Every one takes on its own personality, they're fun to see evolve.