i heard about these taggy blankies while i was pregnant with maya, and i found a tutorial for it at craftster. unfortunately, i wasn't able to make one for her before she was born.
but i had the opportunity to make it for a friend's baby shower a couple of weeks back, so i made a matching one for maya too.
they are super easy to make as long as you know how to sew straight lines on your sewing machine (that's all i know how to do!). i made this one in one sitting this afternoon. it does, however, take longer if you're going to cut and pre-wash your fabrics, which is highly advisable.
this one uses solid pink chenille on two squares, patterned flannel for the other two squares, and then a solid piece of polar fleece for the back. i used quite a few different kind of ribbons for the tags, like satin, grosgrain, velvety, and even elastic. the size is about 18"x18".
when i showed it to maya she went straight for the tags!