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What an awesome baby shower gift! Anneliese of aestheticnest.com developed this excellent "Lovey" tutorial utilizing minky and satin. When her daughter, Scarlett, was born, a friend gave her a "lovey." She wasn't familiar with the concept, just thought it was a cute, portable, baby-sized blanket. Her friend explained that the mother is supposed to sleep a couple nights with the lovey to imbue it with her scent, and then give it to baby to sleep with so that baby will be comforted by it when mommy is in the other room sleeping, or away for an hour or two. So it's soft and cuddly and portable, and smells like mom--perfect!

Learn how to make one of these!

To make your own Luxe Lovey you will need:

1/3 yard each of two coordinating minky fabrics (with 60" minky you will actually have enough fabric for 6 loveys!)
1 package Wright's Satin Blanket Binding (1 package is enough for 3 loveys; buy two packages to make 6 loveys)
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Comment by Bryden Shiells on January 14, 2011 at 10:14pm
A small blanket which you have slept with or cuddled is excellent for calming a puppy - they love the smell of their owner.... 
Comment by iluvmysix on January 14, 2011 at 2:36pm
I made four 12 x 12 blankies for my son.  I love that I have back-ups when one needs to go in the laundry.  I also love that they are small and easy to take with us and they don't drag on the ground.  I also put a buttonhole in the corner of each one so they can be attached to his carseat or stroller so I know they won't get lost.  ( I use some of those plastic linky things rather than a cord or string to avoid a choking hazard.)

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