We've been back from our holidays for just over a week now....and oh boy, what a week it's been!
Not only did I have a pile of orders to catch up on, but Joshua (who's actually 3 *today*!) suddenly decided he no longer wanted to sleep in a cot. (Cue lots of jumping out of his cot...head first...!)
Cue a quick, unscheduled visit to the big blue and yellow Mecca that is IKEA to buy his bed!
Ever since I made my first quilt, (and caught the quilting bug!) I always said I'd make one for Joshua when he got his big boy bed. I was actually hoping that time wouldn't come til Christmas at least, but it's all happened so quickly.
I haven't yet had time to make a start on his quilt, however, I did pull out all of the fabrics I have ready and waiting specifically for it, and let Joshua choose some so that I could make him a pillowcase. The fabrics are from the Ann Kelle line 'Ready, Set, Go!' and features trains, cars, aeroplanes and helicopters all in lovely bright colours. Joshua immediately chose the helicopters and a bright orange solid for his pillow.
While he had his nap that afternoon, I quickly sewed up a pillowcase using this tutorial (obviously I added a bit of patchwork to mine).
Here's the finished pillow -
And I'm very pleased to say that Joshua was delighted with it!
In order to prepare him for the transition to his big boy bed, I took him shopping to allow him to choose the sheets himself, there were so many lovely colours to choose from, all of which would go amazingly with the Ready, Set, Go! fabric line.....but no, my boy who is obsessed with pink chose a fuchsia bed sheet!
I really don't mind what colour he chose, however, secretly I know that once I make his quilt it will cover the pink sheet anyway! (It will clash terribly!!)