It's been a while since I have received a baby announcement...
I was so excited to find one in my mail box the other day.. I perfected my blanket embroidery skills.. I'm really happy with how this turned out.
The owl is made "on the hoop".. so fun!
Found these affordable labels on Etsy.. Love that dot - dash stitch too!
The blanket is about 34 x 34" square.. with the baby's name in one corner and "Sweet Dreams" in the opposite corner. Sew your label and embroidering onto one side first, and then sew the two pieces of fabric together, right sides facing each other. Sewing minky is a little tricky.. I was very careful to use a lot of pins (about every inch) and to avoid puckering, I pinned two sides, stitched them up and then pinned the other sides using a long, straight stitch. I sewed on the slowest setting. The decorative top stitch was added after I turned the blanket inside out.