A blanket with horses on


Anyone familiar with how many old blankets I have got and what I do with them would probably say that this latest design was inevitable. But I didn’t actually get the idea to make a horse blanket until I was preparing the boys’ tea yesterday.

So, the boys (to their great delight) had tea in front of the tv while I grabbed hold of the idea and ran with it. You have got to get the idea down immediately I find or it starts seeping away whilst feeding the dog and running baths until it finally vanishes altogether whilst reading ‘Hairy Maclary’ for the millionth time.

Then, because I had to, I stayed up until past midnight working on it.

Which made it pretty hard to be tolerant of the paper aeroplanes the boys chose to play with in our bedroom at the crack of dawn this morning…



12 Responses to “A blanket with horses on”

  1. lucy Says:
    March 13th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I love the horses! That blanket will be every little girls dream…and their mummy’s!!!

  2. Dad Says:
    March 13th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Great idea Janet. Add Cowboys or Knights and you have a boys blanket. Add a ‘bookies’ stall and you have a ‘Day at the Races’ blanket. I have many more suggestions – if you want them!

  3. Claire Says:
    March 13th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    The horses look amazing. I love the effect of seeing them with different prints. Did you draw the silhouettes, or trace an image?

  4. Mary Says:
    March 14th, 2008 at 6:31 am

    I love the blanket. I am now pondering what I might need to commission you with next!

  5. Lynne in Hawaii Says:
    March 14th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    What a great idea. The fabric horses are so cool!

  6. Dee Says:
    March 16th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Looks wonderful already, can’t wait to see it in all its glory!

  7. Nanette Says:
    March 17th, 2008 at 2:46 am

    You do such good work Janet.

  8. VictoriaE Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 4:05 am

    I love it. I love how they’re all different fabrics.

  9. melissa Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    brilliant! i love the idea of horses running all over an old woollen blanket.

  10. Jenna Says:
    March 20th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Your blanket looks beautiful. I know how you feel about acting on an idea when the inspiration strikes, it’s so fun.

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