Cut Chenille Baby Blanket

I had been admiring Anneliese’s heirloom cut chenille baby blanket over on the Aesthetic Nest for a while, when my husband Jaime suggested we make a version of this blanket.  Although Jaime often helps with projects that I am working on, it is pretty rare that he suggests we take on a craft project so I was very excited to make this with him.  This was an ambitious project for us as this was my third sewing project–the first two being clutches for my bridesmaids and our wedding programs.  Jaime had a bit more sewing experience having also sewn a pillow in sixth grade. Despite having so little sewing experience, we were thrilled with the results of this project.

Cut Chenille Baby BlanketThis blanket took A LOT of time.  The blanket is very heavy and soft and I think it would make a good play mat.

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DIY Play-Dough

Today, I am excited to have my mom as a guest to share how to make homemade play-dough.  All the pictures of play-dough making in this post are courtesy of my dad.
Making Play-DoughMy mom has made this play-dough many, many times.  I made this recipe with her when I was a kid.  I haven’t played with play-dough in years so my mom recruited two adorable helpers.  This recipe requires adult participation as it involves boiling water.  This is a fun craft to help teach children to follow directions and to measure.
First, my mom and her helpers measured 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid, and 3 tablespoons oil into a large bowl.

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