15 March 2013

. . . slinkee minkee oops! blankees . . .

. . . seems like most kids 
have a favorite blanket . . .
. . . mine all did . . .

. . . amelia was my least picky 
blankie lover . . .
. . . when she was a baby, 
my neighbors and i 
treated ourselves 
to diaper service . . .
{we went green before it was cool to go green ~ save our landfills!}
. . . i can still remember the scent 
of those 
freshly laundered deliveries . . .
. . . seriously heaven . . .
. . . unfortunately, 
i can still remember the odor
{there's a definite difference between scent and odor!}
of the diapers waiting 
to be picked up and returned . . .
. . . i would hate to drive that truck ~
especially in the summer! . . .

. . . i digress . . .

. . . amelia's favorite security blanket
 was a cloth diaper . . .
. . . any cloth diaper . . .
. . . and so, 
i must confess, 
i probably never returned 
as many diapers 
as i received . . .
. . . she toted those things around
 everywhere she went . . .
. . . my neighbors most likely still have 
in their stash of cleaning rags 
the remnants 
of an abc diaper service prefold . . . 
. . . sorry abc diaper service . . .

. . . anyway . . .

. . . amelia called a few days ago 
to say that her little guy, colby, 
is very attached to his blankie . . .
. . . he may or may not 
stand at the dryer door 
and cry on laundry day . . .
{the apple does not fall far from the tree}
. . . and could i please make him 
a backup taggy blankie . . .
. . . a little larger 
than the one he has . . .
. . . always up for a challenge, 
i got right on it . . .
. . . and if you buy 
enough fabric to make one
you automatically have 
enough to make three . . .


. . . or six . . .


. . . or twelve . . .


. . . which means a lot of tags . . . 


. . . and a lot of sneezing . . .


. . . minkee sheds 
and flies everywhere . . .

. . . but we apparently have one satisfied customer . . .


. . . so far . . .

. . . all twelve 
slinkee minkee oops! blankees 
are available for purchase . . .
{except for the one i gave colby, 
and the one i gave cameron, 
and the one i'm sending to hayden}
. . . they are microfiber minkee fleece
 on one side . . .
. . . 100% polyester satin 
on the other side . . .
. . . the boy versions 
are about 17" square . . .
. . . the girls' measure 
at a more petite 15" square . . .
. . . they each have 
about 28-32 satin ribbon tags 
triple stitched for extra security . . .
. . . they are very touchable . . .
. . . and they don't smell bad . . .


3 comments:

lifeinredshoes said...

Brilliant! Necessity is the mother of invention!

Carol said...

Cute as can be!

RoeH said...

I love them! And diapers? I loved hanging those things outside. I swear I think I would still do that if I had a baby (gassssssssppppp!) today. I still hang out everything else.