The girls and I went to Hancock Fabrics and picked out a fleece print that we liked. Can you guess which print we picked? Ariel. Right! Then we picked out a coordinated solid color fleece for the other side. We purchased 3 1/2 yards of each, because we want to make a really long blanket. Then following the instructions found at http://www.exploringwomanhood.com/homelife/ideas/pom-jan03.htm we made the blanket, together. Well, Dy watched and ran up and down the blanket supervising as KJ helped me make tie the double knots.
It was a lot of fun! KJ learnt to make double knots and we had a fun afternoon activity for about a week. (It doesn't take a week to make the blanket, I could have made it in 3 hours.)
The blanket we made ended up costing us $45. That was because the Ariel fleece was expensive, but there are lots of fleeced to choose from and I could have made the same size blanket for $25.