Blanket Planning 101

I love making blankets during my lulls between orders. I usually keep them for myself or give them away as gifts. Handmade is so much better! Plus it gives me an excuse to watch all of House of Cards season 4 in one sitting without feeling overly guilty.

The hardest part of blanket planning for me is choosing the colours. The supplies to make a blanket can be quite the investment, so I have a hard time limiting myself to one particular brand of yarn that hopefully has the exact colours I am looking for.

I am a huge fan ofย Knit Picks Brava Worstedย because it has so many colour options. Another bonus is that it is actually really nice yarn. I always get compliments on my products made out of this yarn saying that it is so soft, and it really is! Usually whatever colour scheme I end up choosing I can make work with their selection of yarn.

Back to choosing an actual colour scheme. Pinterest becomes my best friend when I am searching for colour inspiration. The number of amazing and talented photographers out there is just insane, and I am able to draw my blanket visions out of their beautiful pictures.

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I came acrossย Design Seedsย recently, and I love the colour palettes they have created. Seriously so beautiful. Each one works perfectly and there are so many to choose from that you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for. I found my next blanket inspiration there.

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Denim shades of blue and vibrant springy greens are really doing it for me this year. Paired with some simple beige and cream neutrals, it really doesn’t get any better than this.

If you are trying to plan a blanket but are having the same issues finding colour inspiration, look through Design Seeds! The more I look through their feed, the more blankets I want to make.

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Free Printable Washing Instructions for Knitwear!

Washing Labels

I recently filled a large wholesale order for a local business and one of my requirements was to have proper packaging and washing instructions, as my items were all wearable accessories. This was a little scary as I barely know how to properly do laundry. Those little washing symbols are an alien language in my opinion.

After careful consideration and much research, I found a chart with the washing symbols I needed for my products. A little snipping here and there, some cute GoogleFonts, and I had my labels made!

These were difficult for me to make, as I am sure it would be for others out there, so I’d like to share them with you! Feel free to make as many as you need. It is saved as a JPEG picture file, so you won’t be able to edit it very easily. It would be a shame not to share this!

Washing Labels

Simply click on the picture and it will open up into a new window. Make them as big or as small as you’d like!

Enjoy your upcoming weekend!