Something Different – My Baby Patchwork

January 27, 2015

 

Twins Blankets

When the colder months first came around I started looking out for presents for my boys; with the twins turning one right after Christmas I wanted to find something different. I knew we would have so many toys from Christmas so I really needed to find something else, a gift that would be perfect for a first birthday. Someone recommended My Baby Patchwork to me on twitter and the more I saw the more I fell in love with the handmade patchwork baby blanket’s. My Baby Patchwork is the hard work of mum, Hayley, and she creates the most beautiful quilted blankets from old baby clothes.

Bear Blanket

Boys Blanket

I found it really hard to part with baby clothes after the twins; I had kept all of Lucas’ knowing we would be having another but there was really no need to hold onto them after the twins had outgrown them. As I sent out a tweet saying how sad it was to be parting with the tiny sleep suits I got a reply saying why don’t I get them made into a blanket? I can’t remember who it was who tagged in My Baby Patchwork but I am forever grateful. I got in touch with Hayley through Facebook and decided on two medium blankets for my boys with a blue and a green border. I had a sort through the many clothes and picked out the ones that meant the most, that were particularly special and any that had nice embroidery or patterns. I sent them all off to Hayley and she lovingly made our blankets, complete with the boys initial and a cosy, fleecy underside.

Patchwork Baby Blanket

Close Up

I must admit these gifts were bought more for me initally but Boo and Bear love them too! They came all carefully wrapped up with a ribbon so I didn’t let them out until the morning on their birthday. As soon as we lay them out they were on them, grinning away and rolling around. They just love them and we have them out most days; their older brother occasionally burrows under one on the sofa so it looks like I’ll have to get another!

They really are a fantastic quality, such great value for money when you think of the work that goes into them. You can choose any fabric for the border and can customise them with names and dates if you wish. They are truly one of a kind and so carefully crafted I would’t hesitate to recommend them. I love that I can look at the blankets and picture the little outfits, where they came from and when they wore them; such a perfect keepsake and a great gift if you want to give something different.

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My Baby Patchwork

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Disclosure – I paid for these blankets in full but I love them so much I wanted to share them. I have received no compensation for this post!

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19 Comments

  • al

    I absolutely love products like this. We have a handmade play mat too. This is such a fantastic idea and we will def be looking back to your recommendation when the time comes to part with some of Teddys clothes. Thank you #TriedTested

    January 27, 2015 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Emma

    These are beautiful, I have so many baby clothes and would love something like this x

    January 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • Kim Carberry

    That is absolutely gorgeous! I love things like this x

    January 27, 2015 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Mommy's Little Princesses

    How gorgeous are these blankets and so very precious too!xx

    January 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • Kimberly Temple

    These are gorgeous. I have been making blankets from baby clothes for my boys for the past year (still not finished all three), I love the idea of being able to keep them all 🙂 it’s such a lovely memento to have.

    January 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Carie

    Oh they are gorgeous, and it’s such a lovely idea. I have plans to do something similar when my sister and I get to the end of all of our children and make one for each of them – as the baby clothes have passed back and forth between us it’ll be nice to see bits of some things in each child’s quilt!

    January 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Jaime Oliver

    oh my these are utterly stunning and such a really super idea! i love them!

    January 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Oh Hayley this is so lovely (I love reading reviews of stuff people have paid for!) those blankets are so gorgeous x

    January 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm Reply
  • Tina

    That last photo is soooooo cute!

    January 28, 2015 at 1:41 am Reply
  • ghostwritermummy

    I want to do something like this for all of mine, to keep when they leave home and have babies of their own. Such a beautiful idea x x x

    January 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Such a sweet thing to have made Hayley! Im sure so many parents wished they’d sone the same thing with their babies old clothes. Its cute that the Twins like playing on them too
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

    January 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Colette B

    They just look so gorgeous – I’m normally a bit wary of this kind of thing as they can look a bit naff but yours look so lovely!! (Helps that you clearly had good choice in baby clothes!)
    Lovely to see you linking up with #TriedTested this week 🙂 x

    January 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Aw this is so lovely and every blanket holds so many amazing memories how amazing x

    January 30, 2015 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • katy

    I love this!! I didn’t know what to do with all of the girls’ clothes and in the end gave them away. So wish I had known about this!

    February 1, 2015 at 7:15 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    These are really beautiful. I did something similar and had the girls clothes turned into rabbits for them with their names on. Gorgeous Hayley.

    February 1, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Steph Martin

    They are absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful 1st birthday gift! I can imagine them happily rolling about on the blankets, such a great idea! x

    February 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    I love this idea – so memorable and thoughtful and yet beautiful. I too have so many items that the twins could use for this. lovely idea, thanks for sharing x

    February 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    what a amazing idea they are gorgeous i love patch work but for it to be so sentimental as well makes a fab present!x

    February 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • Kat | Beau Twins

    Love this! Looked like something out of Mothercare mag!! Gorgeous boys! Love the blankets, very jealous! xxx

    February 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm Reply
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