Modern Baby Blankets

I just came across these photos the other day and thought it would be fun to post them.  Before the twins were born I wanted to make them special receiving blankets.  So this is what I came up with.  They turned out to be more playmats than blankets, but they were enjoyable nonetheless.  And look how cute they were as babies!


  1. Three Owls
    June 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    they are crazy cute... as are the blankets. Is there no limit to your creativity... makes me think about stretching my limits a bit. Thanks for the inspiration yet again. :)

  2. ModFruGal
    June 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    You are indeed creative superman...and they were just as cute then as they are now!

  3. Lori Henriques
    June 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    gorgeous and precious. it's fun to see something from years ago...

  4. suzy lee
    June 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    they were the cuuuutest babies! they look like little dolls. these are super cool too.

  5. Maiz Connolly
    June 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Lovely! Do you still use these? They look like they would be beautiful bedspreads.

  6. Joel Henriques
    June 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks everybody!

    Maiz - I haven't used them in quite awhile. Maybe I should get them back out. They might fit nicely on their beds now. Good idea!

  7. Anonymous
    June 26, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Joel, I love your work! When I saw these baby blankets immediately came to my mind the first craft work the late artist Sonia Delaunay did when she was expecting her son. She was a russian painter that emigrated to Paris and then met and married the french painter, Robert Delaunay. And her blanket was done 100 years ago!
    Renata Rubim, from Brazil (

  8. Yoli
    June 27, 2010 at 3:42 am


  9. elvina
    June 27, 2010 at 6:33 am

    SO CUTE!!!

  10. helenem
    June 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful babies indeed... and blankets ! congrats for both

  11. Lisa
    June 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Your babies are adorable! If they weren't a boy and a girl, I'd swear they were identical. The blankets are awesome too, of course.

  12. Maryvonne
    June 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    What a cute little babies!
    And the blankets are equally beautiful.

  13. Debbie
    July 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I love the night gowns they are wearing. Do you remember where you bought them? I two new grandbabies and would love to get these for them. Thank you. Debbie

  14. Joel Henriques
    July 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks everybody!

    Anonymous- Thanks. I'm a little familiar with Robert Delaunay, but didn't know that story. Cool!

    Debbie - I love those gowns too. They are the Kimono's from Under the Nile. Here's a link:

  15. Meg
    August 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    oh I love these!!! so so cute! blankets as well as babies of course ;)

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