When I was little I had a friend whose mother was making beautiful quilts and patchworks. I remember that I always wanted one, but I was too shy to ask. And although my taste have slightly changed (I remember that the quilt that I really loved back then, was red, green and blue with lots and lots of flowers!), I still find them so beautiful. The thickness of the material, the texture, the notion of someone putting their heart in their work. Can you tell I love handmade things? I do.
And for a long time now I wanted to update my baby’s comforter to something nicer. Being specific, my baby it’s really a baby anymore, she’s a toddler. But at 20 moths she’s rather small, and so I believe she’ll be staying in her baby bed for a year still. And so, for the upcoming winter months I wanted something that I can layer on top of her blanket, that would keep her warm and cozy.
So I started looking for hand-made, good quality quilts on Etsy, and I found the NotSewStrange, with gorgeous hand-made nursery decor. I love her choice of fabric, cheerful, simple and modern. Everything is made from Eco-friendly cotton, printed with water based eco- friendly dyes and made right here in Montreal, Canada. And I don’t know about you, but I love knowing that the items at my home were locally and ethically made!
I really couldn’t be happier, seeing how warm and cozy my daughter is! And I love how it adds a bright pop of colour to her bed, while not overwhelming the decor!
Also, we’ve been using it as a play mat in their playroom, since this quilt is nicely thick and resistant, (and between you and me, I might have used it to calm down a tantrum, while serving them snacks on the floor..) perfect for a picnic inside on a rainy day
when kids are driving you crazy When everyone is slightly impatient and you need a change 🙂 .
( Somehow sitting on a bright and warm mat makes everything better in a life of a toddler. )
And just when I started to ask myself, do we really need a baby quilt, when there’s no small baby in the house, my four-year old Lili decided that it’s now her favourite blanket for “reading” books! She must have seen me wrapped in a blanket on the sofa, and now she wants to do the same. So I guess that even without a little baby around, we’ll be still using this quilt quite a lot!
Disclosure : I received this product free for review, all opinions remain my own.