Magpie Monday – handmade blankets
I love the idea of Magpie Monday, which was kicked off by Missie Lizzie on her Me and my shadow blog and is currently being hosted by Molly and the Princess. The idea is that you show off your second-hand treasures, whether found in charity shops, car boot sales, eBay or whatever. So here are photos of three different handmade blankets I purchased from Oxfam shops in Beeston and Bromsgrove.
All three photos show the relevant blanket draped over the settee in my caravan, where they help provide a bit of colour against the sea of beige (and I will use one or two of the blankets to provide extra warmth in the caravan when we go on holiday in the autumn to spring months). We also use all three blankets in the house and garden, and I’m always on the lookout for more!
The crocheted blanket shown above is my favourite and I often use it as an extra layer on my bed. It’s very light in weight and I rather like the unusual combination of colours, including peachy pink and teal.
My son calls this blanket the ‘Elmer blanket’ because of the bright colours, which makes it look rather like Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Because my son loves it so much he often has it as an extra layer on top of his thin duvet on his cot-bed. The stitching between the squares is pretty wonky, but that just adds to its charm!
My most recent purchase is the blanket shown above. This one quite often gets used by people having a nap on the sofa in our lounge. This blanket is mostly made up of pastel shades, with the odd splash of bold pink or golden yellow. My 6 & 7 year old nieces seem to like this colour combination best, mainly because of all the pink squares I suspect. But I like it too, so I’m not going to let them have it – they can play with it anytime they visit.