Sunday, January 08, 2012

First project of 2012 ... DONE

What's that you say?  You have a baby shower to go to this afternoon and totally forgot to get a gift?

Or did you say that it's your grandma's birthday and you forgot THAT? (shame on you)

Or did you say that you have a movie marathon planned for this evening and accidentally put all your blankets in the wash at the same time thus leaving you with nothing to cuddle under on the couch?

Have no fear.  Friends, meet the lap duvet...


I whipped up that little pup in like 3 hours yesterday.  Seriously.

Here's what you do.

1. cut two pieces of fabric and some batting all the same size

2. sew them all together

3. sew little dots of quilting.

That's it.

If you don't find my instructions to be quite as, um, say, detailed as you would like, go here.  Actually you should just go here anyway because this blog/website/shop is just too great to not know about. 

Other little bits of advice should you find yourself in any of the above situations:

baby shower--  if you really feel obliged to attend, as opposed to just mailing the gift, you don't have to play the games.  Just tell everyone you are allergic, it's a condition that induces immediate nausea and projectile vomiting.  It's a real condition, I know because I have it.

grandma's birthday--  don't forget the card.  grandmas keep those.  it's important.

movie marathon--  forget about whatever you've downloaded for the evening and start tonight with season one of Downton Abbey.  Just do it.  And make lots of popcorn because you'll watch the whole season in one night.


  1. Wow, such wonderful information and advice! :))) As soon as I get My Honey home from taking pictures (it's sunny outside!) I will work on that movie marathon thing! :) I already have afghans for snuggling.

  2. Downtown Abbey countdown has begun in the NW. Four hours to go!! Happy New Year!

  3. Anonymous9:21 AM

    What a pretty thing. Just hope it is not going to you know who, ´cause the color doesn´t macth my afghan for you know who ;o)))
    See you next wednesday! or maybe a little later. Happy New Year

  4. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Or maybe at a closer look we find a dot of the same color. If so it´s perfect.
    One well equiped baby, no doubt!!

  5. Great.. another project. So now I want to go to the fabric store and get started.