So I fell in love with Dana’s faux chenille blanket tutorial and followed her directions, including the materials, when I made this for my niece. I loved it so much that it was one of the things I knew I wanted to make for baby #3. This time around, I followed Aesthetic Nest’s tutorial and purchased flannel. I must say…there is a HUGE difference.

The flannel from the start is obviously so much softer and REALLY frays much better than the 100% cotton. After 1 wash cycle, it truly feels like chenille! But the downside is that it totally lints up everything…so much so that I would recommend washing the blanket alone and running it in the dryer (air only) a few times.

I am in love with it! I must admit…there were many times that I wanted to give up especially this time around! I was able to finish up my niece’s in 3 days vs almost a week with this blanket.

Pregnancy, or rather being very close to the end of the pregnancy and big and uncomfy, really slows one down! I am really considering investing in Olfa’s chenille cutter. I’m sure this would have definitely sped up the process. My girlfriend is due 2 weeks after me and I bought all the material to make her son one. Unfortunately, at this point, I don’t know if I have enough steam to complete it. I even tried to convince lil sis to take my material and make one for her pregnant friend! haha!

I just completed the lamp shade and did end up going with option #2. Only thing is I’m not sure if I’m crazy about it…I’ll have to ask lil sis if it is even picture/blog worthy 🙂

This weekend will be spent putting up a wall decal in the nursery. I am super excited and nervous. The decal is a one time deal…there can be no mistakes b/c once it’s up, that’s it! Hopefully, all will go well and I can show you a picture of it next week. The nursery is still coming along. My valances just arrived today and I am still waiting on her bedding. I cannot wait to see the finished product!

Till next week (when I’ll be 37 weeks!!!)…

big sis