Thursday, October 11, 2012

Middleblue Baby Blankets {Giveaway!}

Look at this lovely and perfect package! I LOVE unwrapping such happy mail!

I cannot even begin to gush enough about these beautiful, beautiful blankets from MiddleBlue.
Even if they were just soft, bright, gorgeous blankets, I would love them. They are the perfect size, the perfect colors, the perfect durableness to put up with my children, while staying soft and supple.


But they're not just blankets. They're a movement. I love them. I am a teeny bit obsessed with them.
And to prove it, and also convince you to go buy some, here are 20 pictures of the blankets that I got in the mail.

These blankets (and they sell scarves, bags, and saris as well) are made by women in West Bengal India, handstitched together out of vintage saris. Each blanket takes over a day to make, and each is marked by it's maker, so you can look it up online and see the woman, wife, and mother that made this gorgeous product for you.



These women are able to support themselves and their families by selling these products. Buying these blankets for your babies is such a perfect and powerful way to do good, and support your fellow mothers! You can wrap your newborn up, knowing that the blanket that she is in, might have made it possible for another baby to eat that day.

Okay, okay. I know that every time you buy anything, the money goes to support someone else, maybe another family, maybe another baby. BUT these blankets, you know exactly who is getting the reward, and it's not a corporation. It's another mama, like you.

Having a husband who makes documentary films, often about NGOS, non-profits, social-entrepreneurs and endeavors has given me a lot of perspective on "doing good."
Doing good is hard. Because people don't just need money. Money feeds them for a day or a week.


Teach a man to fish, right? The most successful, useful, long-term, and powerful ways to do good, are to help someone find a way to support their family.
Whether it's through a micro-loan that allows a woman to rent a shop and sell a product, maybe it's buying someone a cow that provides them with milk and cheese to sell, maybe you help them buy trees to plant - so that they can reap benefits for years to come.
Or maybe, you buy a lovely sari baby blanket and help support these women, by giving them a chance to make a living.

So, today you can enter to win one of these beautiful blankets! And more than one of you can win!
There are three types of blankets available.
A sari, a dyed cotton blanket, and a silk blanket and we're giving away one of each!

How to Enter:
First, be sure that you are following Baby Making.
Go to MiddleBlue.com and check out the blankets {Here.}
Then go "like" MiddleBlue on Facebook {Here.}
Leave a comment on this post telling me which kind of blanket you would prefer to win.

For extra entries, use your own social media (Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Etc) to post a link to this giveaway, and leave a comment linking to your post.

And help spread the word! These blankets are amazing, so tell your friends!

This Giveaway will run for one week (Until Thursday October 18 at midnight) and I will announce our winners on the following Friday!








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46 comments:

MARCIE said...

I can see why you love these. Aside from the lovely part about helping out a family, these look bright and beautiful and nicely made. Plus anything vintage!

Sara said...

I would love the earth tones cotton sari! They are beautiful. Liked on facebook, hope I win!

-Danica- said...

Oh my goodness - I would LOVE one of the cotton sari blankets. I cant even explain how much I want one of these beauties!!

Amy said...

those sari blankets are lovely!

faeriequeene said...

Such gorgeous blankets. I'm loving the earth toned cotton sari blankets :)

Jocelyn said...

Wow, what a cool idea! These blankets are beautiful. I love the yellow ones. :)

Polly said...

Great post Becky! I love the cotton one and I posted a like on facebook!

Brittany H said...

Becky dear, I have been eyeing these blankets since you first posted about them months ago. I love organizations that help people (especially women) to earn a living.
Wonderful.
I would definitely want a sari blanket. Probably blue. But any color would probably have me die of happiness.

Brittany H said...

I also linked to this on Facebookk. Because I want everyone to win one of these blankets. Or to buy one on their own.

Emily said...

These look amazing! I would love a blue or green cotton saari blanket!

Emily said...

I also tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/TheWinkofanEye/status/256595289597685760

Emily said...

I also posted on my blog's Facebook Page "The Winking of an Eye" about the giveaway.

Terri said...

Those blankets are gorgeous! following you via GFC name Terri. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you!

Terri said...

Liked Middle Blue on facebook. Seriously the prettiest blankets ever! terri.moore30@yahoo.com

Terri said...

Tweeted about this wonderful giveaway. https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fbabymakingbybecky.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fmiddleblue-baby-blankets-giveaway.html%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26utm_medium%3Dfeed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed%253A%2BBabyMaking%2B%2528Baby%2BMaking%2529&text=Baby+Making%3A+Middleblue+Baby+Blankets+%7BGiveaway%21%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbabymakingbybecky.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fmiddleblue-baby-blankets-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw

Terri said...

I like the black cotton or the multi-colored sari blankets. terri.moore30@yahoo.com

Lori L. said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, these are just gorgeous! Hard to pick just one, I think I drooled on my keyboard a little when I was looking through them. My favourite is the Pink Cotton Sari Baby Blanket.

Lori L. said...

Tweeted your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/Miss_Elles/status/256603550552039424

Katie said...

These are gorgeous blankets! I love the Yellow Cotton Sari blanket and am bookmarking the site to buy baby gifts for my friends!

Molly S said...

These are the most beautiful blankets I've ever seen! I'm 13 weeks along with my second child, and since my son has "his" blanket, I've already been researching to find #2 their OWN special blanket, and I think middleblue is going to be the way to go NO MATTER WHAT.

I'm not sure if i'm eligible bc I don't have fbook, so I can't like them, but I can certainly tell other mamas about the cause and the beautiful blankets.

I would LOVE the yellow cotton or earth tones blanket. We don't find out the gender, so either would be fab for boy or girl. Thanks for this great giveaway. You'll be blessed for it!

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Doing all the above, they look great.

P.S. Check out Rafflecopter for your next giveaway!

Party of Three Heads said...

I love the earth toned cotton sari, the green cotton sari, and the silk one too!! I follow your blog already, and I liked middleblue on fb too. & I also linked it on my fb time line too, you can find that here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/chelsea.head

megan said...

Oh my goodness I'm in love with that blue! I would probably steal it for myself :)

Elizabeth said...

These are beautiful! Are we supposed to be picking from the ones on this post or from on the website? Either way, they are all gorgeous. I love the blue one you have on here and the earth tones or pink one on the website. Lovely blankets!

Aimee said...

I follow you on gfc. Hope I win, the blankets are beautiful!

Aimee said...

Liked their facebook page. and visited their site. I love all the colors and designs, how could I ever pick?

KC Squared said...

I love those blankets! I follow you on GFC. The blue cotton sari one is gorgeous and reminds me of the open water!

Mo said...

These blankets look so soft and wonderful. The blue and the green are great colors. Liked their facebook page and have spent a lot of time in the past reading on their website.

heideman said...

these look so nice to carry around to swaddle your baby any time any where. beautiful!

Jeannie Bruce said...

These Blankets are amazing. The yellow ones are my favorite, cloth type doesnt matter to me!

Terri said...

Tweeted again. So want these for my first grandbaby coming soon. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you!

Teeners said...

I love these blankets! Our baby will be here in a little over a month, and I would LOVE to have a blue one for him!

Teeners said...

I also liked MiddleBlue on Facebook!

Terri said...

Tweeted about the giveaway again today. These are so pretty that I could see using them as shawls. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you

Lana said...

Pick me and I promise we'll get pregnant soon! I would love any of them.

Terri said...

Tweeted tonight to share these beautiful blankets. terri.moore30@yahoo.com

Bethany G said...

Love the earth tones cotton sari blankets. I liked on FB .. would love to win!! :)

Rachel said...

Those are so pretty, I love them. I'd really like a blue sari blanket, they are so lovely.

The Kynastons said...

The off-white or earth tones blankets are my favorites, but they are all gorgeous. My baby girl would love one of them! :)

Terri said...

Tweeted tonight about these awesome blankets. terri.moore30@yahoo.com Love the floral prints.

Jen said...

They are all so beautiful and for a great cause. I guess I would have to pick the green blanket, it goes with my son's green bedroom.

-Danica- said...

I also tweeted about these beauties - https://twitter.com/dani_rugg/status/258734036766302208

Petersons said...

I LOVE these!! that green one is so beautiful. Fingers crossed we get one!

Terri said...

Tweeted today.https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fbabymakingbybecky.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fmiddleblue-baby-blankets-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw&text=Baby+Making%3A+Middleblue+Baby+Blankets+%7BGiveaway%21%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbabymakingbybecky.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fmiddleblue-baby-blankets-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw

Kristen LaValley said...

I just LOVE these. I'm partial to green, but either one would be great. India is so special to me. I traveled there for a month in 2010 to photograph for a Christian hospital, so this is dear to my heart. Thank you for making me aware of this!!

Jesse Petersen said...

They are all so beautiful. Really like the green one the best.