One Lucky Baby: Thanking my lucky stars for this blanket

03/18/2008 at 07:00 AM ET

Modflowerstoddlerblanketfrontview1 There are two types of gift-givers at a baby shower: The registry enthusiasts, and the registry rebels. I used to fall into the former camp, dutifully buying the bouncy seat or diaper stacker, but as I’ve gotten older — and had a few kids of my own — I have a newfound respect for those who dare to bypass the registry altogether. If you’re one of these renegade gift-givers, someone who appreciates the thrill of both giving and receiving a gift that is 100% original and handmade, then One Lucky Baby is for you. Owner Erin Vertolli started One Lucky Baby in 2004 after she was unable to find the "fun and sophisticated" items she wanted for her own child, and lucky for us she did! 

We recently tested a toddler blanket in the Mod Flowers print ($65; see picture, above left).  Measuring 30 x 40-inches, the blanket was the perfect size for our 4-year-old to snuggle with while watching his favorite cartoons. On one side, the blanket is backed with ‘minky’ — an ultra soft fabric that Owen loves to feel against his face. On the other side, Erin chose the Mod Flowers print, which — while not quite as plush — is still totally soft to the touch.

Blanketstackexport_copy1_2All the fabrics for Erin’s line of baby accessories, including bibs,burp cloths, baby blankets and more, are chosen because they’re modernand colorful. If you’re looking for pastel gingham, this probablyisn’t the shop for you!  Recently featured in Southern Living Magazine, all of One Lucky Baby’sproducts are pre-washed and 100% washable, as well as dryer-friendly. Note that although custom orders and embroidery are available uponrequest, they take a bit longer to produce.  We’re really pleased with One Lucky Baby. Erin’s products, which are available in children’s boutiques throughoutthe United States as well as online, make an excellent handmade giftfor an expectant girlfriend with eclectic taste — or for your own ‘onelucky baby.’

One Lucky Baby ships worldwide.  To purchase, visit One Lucky Baby’s website.

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