Thursday, September 26, 2013
I Heart Blankets
My favourite part of a blanket would have to be the satin along the edges. These cushions celebrate blanket ribbon in all it's hues and leave the satin edge free for little hands to explore.
Growing up, we only slept with blankets when were at my grandparents. There is a certain security in going to sleep with the satin edges clutched between fingers. For me, it means that, even though I'm away from home, I've been tucked in by someone who cares.
These cushions are made out of a collection of blanket samples for Onehunga Woollen Mills. Each came with its name written on a small adhesive label. In stops and starts I have been sewing the name of each colour onto it's respective sample since 2010. We have everything from the blues of seascape and navy, to the very pale whites of natural and eggshell.
And as an added bonus, they are nice to snuggle up with too.