Friday, 24 February 2012

The Twin Ta-dah

Hello lovelies,
After a few days break while I waited for a yarn delivery I finished my latest two baby blankets yesterday.
As I mentioned before these are for my sister in law to give to a  friend of hers who is having twins very shortly .
They are the first items of crochet I've ever sold. It does add a bit more pressure to do a  good job but I'm also really pleased to be starting my charity fund raising in this way.

I bought a pretty box to keep my items for sale clean and safe.........



Ooooooh crochet goodness peeking out :0)

Would you like to see what they look like ??

Yes

Good

Ta-dah........



Two soft and snugly baby blankets. Made from Stylecraft Special double knitting.......



They each have twelve different colours .

This one is made up of
Plum, fondant,grape,peach,shrimp,aster,meadow,lipstick,lemon,aspen,cloud and violet.........



And this one is made up of
Raspberry, spring green ,denim ,lavender ,saffron ,pomegranate, sherbet ,bluebell, pale rose ,violet and turquoise.....



I like they way they coordinate but are not the same. The twins  Mum will know who's blanket is which ,but they compliment each other in such a great way...........



I was going to add a few rounds of the colours used in the blocks as a border , but they ended up a nice baby blanket  size without one ( 28" square ) so I decided to go with one round of granny clusters in white followed by my favourite picot  edging.........



I really hope my sister in law is pleased with them . I will let her decide on the price....I'm pretty awful at knowing what to charge for something like this ........



I have to laugh when I think how different they are to the blanket that I was inspired by. I still want to make one like that but I do love how these turned out.

Today was not great for taking photos . When the sun finally  decided to come out late in the afternoon I  dashed outside for a last minute sun shiny, blue sky  washing line shot.......♥♥.........



Tomorrow I'll give them to my sister in law and the box will be almost empty ....but I've already started on something else to build up my stock a little .......I'll be sharing that very soon :0)
Have a great weekend.
Jacquie x

56 comments:

  1. They are lovely. Congratulations on getting them both finished.

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  2. How cute, they are adorable blankets :)

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  3. Perfect little baby blankets! I'm sure they will be loved very much :O)xx

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  4. They're lovely Jacquie, great job :) xxxx

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  5. They are lovely ! How wonderful to think that two littlies will grow up snuggling in their very own matchy blankets.

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  6. How pretty! And I love the simple white joining and the border. Sometimes simple is much better!

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  7. They arecompletely gorgeous im sure your sister inlaw will love them how could she not ,the colours are perfect and they look so snuggly i think you have made a fab job of them xxxx

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  8. Your blankets are lovely Jacquie, beautifully made with a lovely design and colours. The new mum will be absolutely delighted to have gorgeous blankets for her babies and handmade with love and care.
    Anne xx

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  9. She'll know which blanket is which but will she know which baby's which?!
    They are lovely, a really special gift.
    Ellie
    x

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  10. Beautiful! Love the colors you used. I bet they will become favorites as soon as the babies arrive.

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  11. Love your lovely blankets! You must be so proud!
    I just ended my ripple blanket.
    Love from The Netherlands
    Ilona

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  12. Ahhhh she will love them dearly just like she will her little new borns. They are gorgeous and such lovely colours. This will be a big start for your selling im sure. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  13. What beautiful blankets - you were so right to go with all that white, they look so fresh & ready for two little babies to be snuggly warm inside x

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  14. I can't wait to finish my first ever granny blanket and photograph it on the washing line! :)

    Your baby blankets are beautiful - love them.

    Nicki x

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  15. Just beautiful,I'm sure the new mum will love them :) Barb.

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  16. Wow!!! Beautiful Baby Blankets! Great job!!! :)

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  17. Oh my, that's just precious :-)
    Esther.

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  18. Beautiful blanket!!!
    ♥Crissi♥

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  19. The blankets are just so beautiful, you did a very good job. I really the 1st picture of the blanket in the box, so pretty.

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  20. They're gorgeous!

    Yes I had to laugh too at them being so different from your inspiration. I've just done the same with a bag I made. It was inspired by a jacket I'd seen but turned out nothing like it!

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  21. Beautiful! You're so fast :-).

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  22. Totally stunning, well done! :)

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  23. Beautiful, hand made presents are always the ones that are cherished long after the shop bought ones have been disgarded. Your Sister-In-Law has chosen wisely!

    Happy Crafting.
    Fleur xx

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  24. These are very pretty. What a nice gift.

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  25. I think you did a great job!! What a precious gift to receive. Those are something mama will keep forever!! I too am the mother of twins. The box will make them REALLY fun to open!!

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  26. The baby blankets are super cute! Those twins will be so lucky to have one of your wonderful blankets.

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  27. love your blankets, they are beautiful and what better way to start out in life than under a handmade crochet blanket. In answer to your question a while ago, I have used Etsy to sell handmade items before and it is very easy to use and reaches an international audience. It costs about 15p to list an item and that listing last for a few months. If it is linked to your blog then you shouldn't get "lost" in the vast Etsy marketplace.

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  28. The blankets are beautiful Jacquie, your sister-in-law's friend will love them I'm sure. I like how they're are similar but not identical, pefect for tiny twins - awww! K xx

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  29. OOh they are beautiful!! Nice work :-)

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  30. They both look gorgeous.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  31. Two little babes are going to be snug as bugs in those beautiful blankets

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  32. These are gorgeous!! Love all the colours :o)
    I keep all of my crocheted items in a box and its a fab way of keeping them clean and safe, your box is a lot prettier than mine though :o)

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  33. Beautiful! They look so warm.

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  34. Hi Jacquie, great job, the babies will be very happy, lying under those pretties! Funny we both are in the process of selling our first baby blankets ever :) if you like to exchange experiences in this new adventure, feel free to e-mail me. My address is in my side bar and I would love to hear from you!

    Happy weekend,
    love
    Maaike

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  35. Oh' Jacquie your SIL and her friend will be so thrilled to see and receive these colourful beauties, I'm sure they will be treasured always, I love this style of granny pattern, looks a bit advanced for me, still on my basic stitches :)one day!! and my granny blanket is growing still a long way to go yet :):)...
    Take care hope your having a great weekend too...
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  36. Oh, those are so lovely! Your SIL will love them, and the babies and their mama will love them, too. :)

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  37. These are beautiful...well done you! I can see these blankets being used for many many years. lol x

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  38. Oh it's really wonderful!!! I love it so!!!

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  39. oh this is lovely. gorgeous. splendid. fascination. awesome :)

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  40. They turned out PERFECT for the new babies. The mom will love them!
    Susanne :)

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  41. these are absolutely gorgeous i bet you are proud! :) just one question you know you edged the square in white how did u do it because its slightly different to the rest of the rounds. hope this makes sense lol thank you for sharing always a pleasure to read your blog
    lizii xxxx

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  42. Both blankets are sooo beautiful. Lucky twins :) Maggie xx

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  43. These blankets are soooo pretty and very neat. I love the pattern and the photos - especially the washing line ones.

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  44. Hi Jacquie! I like these bright blankets! Great! Olga ☼

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  45. There are very beautifull, i'm sure the person who receives them, will be very pleased with them.. Superb work.

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  46. They are just gorgeous!! I am totally in love with them!!
    xx

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  47. love it. Fron Argentina, congratulations

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  48. Oooh cripes they are special. Lovely, very very lovely. I have no idea what to suggest for a price as they must have taken you hours and hours of work but that's off set by the fact that you've enjoyed making them. It's a tricky one that. Just don't under value your work.

    xxx

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  49. What beautiful blankets, I'm sure your sister-in-law will be delighted with them and so will her friend's babies.
    Very hard to decide on price, I guess I'd have a look on Etsy and Folksy and see if there is something similar to give you a guide.
    Carol xx

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  50. So inspired! Perfectly vintage stylish. Right up my alley. You got it completely spot on with my style this time. What a lucky twin mother!

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  51. These blankets are L O V E L Y ! Ooh they really will be smashing baby blankets :) I hope they are well received. I feel the same about selling my crochet - deciding on a price is so difficult, so as a result I've never sold any!
    Jones x
    PS love the choice of colours!

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  52. They are gorgeous. I love how they are complementary.:)

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