I've been seeing these super cute tag blankets all over the place. Each time I've seen one, my common thought has been "I can do WAY better than that". Yes, I am a little too prideful, but COME ON people, at least choose fabric that matches.
I decided to get the blanket a try for 2 reasons:
#1 - I wanted to make a non-crocheted blanket for the first time...ever.
#2 - I loved the fabric and I was too selfish to completely give it up, and I knew that if I made a tag blanket, I could make it 1/2 the size, and therefore have 1/2 left for me (So I'm adding selfish to the list as well...)
My cousin's wife is having a little baby boy in a couple of weeks...and the cherry on top of the cake? Their theme is OWLS! Love it love it love it.
The tag blanket I made is about 2 feet by 3 feet, with 34 pieces of ribbon (cut into 6 inch segments). The length of the blanket uses 9 ribbons, while the width of the blanket uses 8 ribbons. You can find the tutorial I used over at Pink Thumb.
Here is the flip-side to the blanket...I kind of like it better, don't you??
|I want to keep this something fierce....|
|My name is Steve.|
And you can't do an owl theme without an tag owl plushy!! It may look impressive, but I was pretty lazy at this point, so I hot-glued the eyes and nose on....
You want one of these cute guys for yourself?? Here is the tutorial and pattern over at Rubber Punkin