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can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

I can.

me… on Sesame Street!

When I first heard that I was going to be an “Auntie” again, I found this perfect Sesame Street flannel to make some baby stuff. When I heard about 6 months later that I WAS an Auntie again, I thought I should probably get started on said baby stuff.

This picture was actually taken after I gave them the blanket… I’d been up late finishing it and hadn’t had time to photograph it, so the picture is really quite horrid.  But I think you get the picture – it’s a flannel rag quilt with a giant center panel.

This might just be the coolest part of the quilt. Centered at the bottom of the panel in the selvage it reads “C 2011 Sesame Workshop”.  My nephew was due to be born in early 2012 but due to some complications he ended up being born right at the end of 2011.  When I saw the selvage I thought it was just too perfect and I left it in.  Most of the time it gets covered by the rag seam, but I know it’s there.

Don’t you just love that nail polish too?  To me it looks like a 50’s kitchen appliance.

Anyways, here’s the back of the quilt. Nothing fancy, but there was a LOT of square cutting involved…

Then bibs, cloths, and a stuffed taggy block… and yes, it jingles. 😀

another taggie block

I made a block kind of like this before and it was so adored by the recipient (read: hurled across the room and slammed around in great joy!) that the parents requested another for a friend of theirs that was having a baby. They didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl, so this is what I came up with!

Lots of polka dots and lots of monkeys!

Flannel stuffed with fiberfill with a rattle in the middle… give it a little bit of weight for optimal flight trajectory 😀

flannel flannel flannel…

I ordered some cute michael miller flannels and I’ve been having a whole lot of fun with them.  Good quality flannel is just so soft after you wash it, I just love it!

I made this taggie block from 3 different prints and 3 different types of ribbon that I’d managed to collect that matched the block. I stuffed it lightly and inserted a plastic egg taped up with a couple of pennies inside to make a rattle.

I made this block for a friend of mine with a 6 month old that was in town… but I forgot it at home! Arrrrg! So while at breakfast with her I was trying to describe it to her, she said what she REALLY wanted was to score some more of those pacifier clips.

Done.

Check out all the cool fabrics! The little cars worked so well (and it’s a boy too!). The guitars didn’t work… I should have cut the other way, or on the bias. The green universe on black looks really hot! The words are all children’s toys and games – I found it in the remnant bin. Some of them have clips at both ends, good for attaching blankets, books, and plush toys. Some of them have a snap on one end, good for going through toys with loops, easier to clip small pacifiers.  I whipped these all off in a single night!

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