Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blanket make over - VOILA!

It is snowing! Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally! And when I saw the big snowflakes tumble down from the sky I thought that this is the perfect photo shoot set up for my Blanket Make Over project. Look how pretty! This is making, not only me heart skippy happy, but my kids too. They literally JUMPED out of bed this morning when they found out it was snowing. Happy days!

I found this old wool blanket at my favorite thrift shop Emmaus a couple of weeks ago. I first put it in my basket, put it back on the shelf thinking "Nahhh...",  and then just before paying I rushed back and grabbed it. And I am so happy that I did. It only cost me 3 dollars at the most.

At the same time I bought all the lace and ribbons showed in this picture, and a few more for only 5 dollars!!! It always feels GREAT to make a bargain doesn't it? Love was in the air when old wool blanket met pretty lace and ribbons. In a short delirious crafty time I transformed old wooly to the most pretty Christmas blanket I've ever had!

This is my favorite and my best! Isn't she lovely?

And the snowflakes adds to it. Although it was cold, wet and windy it was with great joy I took these snap shoots in my garden. And it is everything but easy take a picture of yourself I'll tell you...

Ooooh, I am so happy for this blanket! It will add so much Christmas spirit for my home. I am looking forward to wrapping myself up in this blanket with a cup of "glögg" during the Christmas holidays. And I am absolutely going to look out for more wool blankets to transform. So, for now dear friends - "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"

Kärlek
Annette

22 comments :

  1. That is so-oo lovely and the snow really makes the picture so festive, I am inspired to go find some thrift shop blankets now - shame I have to go to work!

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  2. Lovely, and warm in the snow!

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  3. Hi! First time visit. Love your blanket! Used to make my own layabouts using old thin and worn blankets. Easy to do: take old blanket, repair what needs to be done, cover in fab material, stitch down like patchwork and lovely layabout for next to nothing is created!

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  4. Wonderful Annette , how clever of you to transform an old blanket and it's just perfect for Christmas .I LOVE it !!
    Jacquie x

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  5. What an excellent idea, it looks so special and unique now. And how perfect it looks in the snow!

    S x

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  6. Your blanket is absolutely beautiful!!
    And what wonderful pictures you took in the falling snow.

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  7. I love your new christmas blanket!! The lace, band it turned out perfect!

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  8. This up-cycle is beautiful. Good job, Annette.

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  9. You look so warm and cozy wrapped in your super cute new "old" Merry Christmas blanket!!! Let It Snow!!!!!!!!

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  10. That is one cuuuuuuute blanket. What a great idea.

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  11. Very pretty and a great idea. I love looking for treasures at thrift stores and you've made something ordinary beautiful.

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  12. Oh it is so beautiful!!! Just perfect for a winter cabin weekend!

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  13. Ååå så vacker filten blev när du dekorerat den!

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  14. Ett av de bästa tips jag sett på länge!! Blev verkligen superfint! :-)

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  15. It's the prettiest blanket I have ever seen. Love the red and all the trims, especially the one with the little swiss dolls. And thanks for sitting in the snow for these pics :)

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  16. Vilket lyft filten fick, mycket vackrare nu! Underbart med snö, vi i Danmark får nog vänta länge ännu på det.

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    nice!!

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  18. your blanket looks fabulous Annette! What a brilliant job ^_^

    It will def keep you cozy if our winter gets bad. I love it loads.

    Have a great christmas xo.

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  19. this blanket looks like a real treasure to me! I love the ribbons and colors you choose, actually it also looks very Swedish to me!
    Happy holiday week to you Annette,

    love
    Maaike

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  20. What a beautiful blanket! It really looks amazing. I have been wanting to give new life to items like that myself. I haven't tried yet but my basement is getting very full of old sweaters, shirts, etc

    I am still digging in your blog. It makes me so happy to read it. And I decided that I couldn't wait to start my own. Here is a link to it -http://beanniequilts.blogspot.com/

    I just loved your advice about starting one and I am having so much fun this week. Thank you!

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Kärlek
Annette

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