The clips come in packs of 12 so I am making 12 Jesus babies.
The template was for a light blue blanket. The craft store was sold out of blue so I went with a beige. Baby Jesus is never wrapped in a blue blanket anyway. It's always beige or white.
Someone... ahem Grandma... suggested that perhaps his mother made him a blanket from the same material as her dress, which is often portrayed as blue.
Bee and I travelled to the fabric store (not the craft store this time) for some light blue felt.
Note: Felt is way cheaper at the fabric store than at the craft store. Just sayin'.
I started making some babies with blue blankets and soon realized that I did not like blue blankets at all. To me, throwing the blue blanket on baby Jesus felt like I might as well give him a Mickey Mouse print blanket. The baby in the stable did not have a blue blanket!
I got this far and couldn't decide what to do: keep making blue blankets or go back to making beige blankets.
I did what any reasonable person would do... I asked my facebook friends to decide. This is how they voted:
What? Look at all of those blue votes! I was shocked at the number of people who voted blue. Really?
It's a good thing I asked. I would have finished in beige.
What is it about the blue that is so appealing?
Clearly I am in the minority.