There were no excuses for this project, though. It was going out as a birthday gift for the little guy I babysit, which meant it had to be done yesterday. Here it is!
It's a pillow - it's a blanket - it's a planket!
The inspiration and seriously simple tutorial came from here. I wanted to make something special for the little guy's second birthday, and when I saw this, I knew it was meant to be. He loves being outside and watching his dad play lacrosse, so this is perfect. It can be used as a pillow for cold bleacher (anyone else think 'bleacher' doesn't look right?) seats or as a blanket for sitting in the grass.
Unfortunately, I totally forgot to snap a pic of it unfolded, but hit the link to the tutorial and you'll understand the magic of the planket.
I wanted to challenge myself a little, so I decided to monogram his initials on with a zig-zag stitch. Let's just say, it wasn't perfect...
But for a first go, I don't think it looks half bad. Yes, my letters are a wonky, the seams are a bit...wild, and my J is teeny, but I love it. It's hard not to love something that you put your blood, sweat, and tears into. Okay, maybe no blood or tears, but I started out with a sweater on, and finished in a tank top.
I'd love to hear what you've recently made that's not perfect, but you love it anyway! Leave a comment.