I did what every crafty girl would do when faced with this news and hot-footed it to the nearest quilting shop, one of my favourites, City Quilter. I bought some beautiful fabric and Lotta Jansdotter's new book, 'Simple Sewing for Baby'.
When I got back to England I put together this simple 'Tag Blankie' using the pattern in the book for guidance. One of my other favourite New York quilting shops in Purl Patchwork, just down the street from Purl SoHo, a beautiful, tiny yarn store. While I was in Purl Patchwork I spotted some great pig fabric which made me think of Katherine as she has a love of all things to do with pigs at the moment! When I got home I made a very simple cushion cover using the fabric (no pattern, I made it up).I took these presents, along with a couple more, to the newly expanded family when Eleanor was a couple of weeks old. Katherine loved the cushion and Paul and Pam asked me to be Eleanor's Godmother, so it was a good day all round!