Katelyn’s first birthday is coming up next month (!!!). For my first birthday I was given a doll that became the doll for my early years, so I thought it would be a fun tradition to give Kate (and any other girls we may have in the future) her first doll then, too. I found an adorable wooden doll bed at a garage sale for a few bucks, cleaned it up and painted it a dark brown to match the furniture in her room. I have a doll picked out which still needs to be purchased. Then I decided to use some of the leftover fabric I have from various projects in her room to make a little doll blanket.
I loved the blanket idea I found on this blog, and with a few tweaks to the project came up with my own version. I still don’t own a sewing machine so I had to stitch everything by hand. Even so, it only took two naps to complete. I’m sure it would take no time at all with a machine.