I remember when my kids were born, one of my favorite gifts to receive were blankets. I'm not talking about the little receiving blankets, although those were great for swaddling... I'm talking about the kind that kept them warm at night or the ones that were big enough to give them a little extra heat on any cold winter walks we took. I had large ones, small ones, fuzzy ones, silky ones, thin ones, thick ones... If there was a type I had it.
What I didn't have was a minky, I didn't even know what they were or that they existed until I recently received two from The Babbling Bean one in the form of a blanket for a little girl and the other a quilt for a little boy. These beautiful minkies are both made with 100% cotton on one side, a soft fleece dimple dot minky on the other and bound with a cotton trimming. The first things I noticed were:
- The bright and vibrant colors of the strawberry blanket; it reminded me of a warm summers day.
- The cute giraffes with the different color spots that were on the quilt; perfect for any jungle or animal themed nursery.
- The personal touch with The Babbling Bean logo sewn into the corner of each minky.
- The care instructions for my gorgeous new minkies.
All of the items in this Etsy shop are handmade by the owner Ashley and her mother. Inspiration struck after her first child was born and alongside her mother, Ashley has been making these soft and cuddly blankets ever since. A stay at home mom to her three kids, she loves to sew and enjoys the peacefulness it brings. Once in her shop you will notice that not one item is the same, they are all 100% unique, detail oriented and would make a great addition to any nursery. The only thing that I see wrong with these blankets and quilts is that they are not big enough for me to snuggle up with.
Now comes the fun part for all of you. Ashley has very generously decided to giveaway a Baby Blanket of choice (not to be confused with the Baby Quilts to one winner from The Mommy Mix. Open to Canada and US residents only ends 05/11.
DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for review purposes. However, as always all views and opinions are my own.