The comments I got on my last post were about the blankets, so I thought I would share with you how I made them.
For the baby blankets I use one yard of a patterned fleece and one yard of a solid fleece. I lay them out on the floor, wrong sides together, and then cut out a four to five inch square out of each corner. Then I cut strips along one side of the blanket (I usually try to get them about an inch and a half or so wide....I gave up measuring each one and then started using two fingers together to measure, now I just try to average it out) and tie the strips together. I found that I have to tie them twice or they come undone in the laundry (yes I speak from experience!) Continue with all four sides and you are all set! It takes all of a half hour or so and it makes a nice gift! I made each of my daycare kids one for Christmas and made one for myself as well. I used two or three yards for mine, I don't remember.
My only problem now is that our Wal Mart is getting rid of most of it's crafting section which means I'll have to drive an hour at least to find any fleece to make the blankets, or any cross stitch supplies for that matter. I do hope that they put their fleece on sale soon to try to clear it out if that is what they are planning to do though, I found a beautiful golden fleece with some music scores and notes and things on it that I would love to do for myself, but it just isn't in the budget right now!