I love nice bed linen. Can't get enough of it really. You see I figure if I can't be sleeping in the bed, it may as well look gorgeous.
I had a lot of fun making Harri's doona, and jumped at the chance to make a few more for Kate's kids.
The twins' room has been painted recently, and Kate decided on one blue/grey wall (the rest off white) because their own choices were pink and yellow, and never the twain could meet. So to give them a little of what they wanted, I thought I'd add some pink and yellow to the doonas, backed on some blue/grey striped sheeting.
After the chain girls it was fun to do the chain boys. (Harriet was fascinated. She was much more in favour of what I created for Anna…)
It's funny with twins, and twins' bed linen – you need it to coordinate (being in the same room) but they need their edge of individuality. All packed up and ready to go (yep, just a few little spots on the pillowcases). The packaging is almost as much fun as the designing…
Now to Mathias – a slightly harder subject because he's no toddler but (thankfully, I'll say) not yet at the stage where he wants a black doona and you can get the hell out of his room for even looking.
Kate let me splurge a bit here (no, not really Bjorn), and we opted for some Sprout design fabric which I love. The bulk of their iconic fabrics are reprints of Pamela Walker designs circa 1970s. Here are a few of my favourites…
This is gorgeous in pink & red too…(*)
Alas Mathias is clever and chose the fish (and because he probably doesn't care less, just approaching 9 ripe years, and because he has a green wall so Kate and I only gave him green options).
I found some dark aqua sheeting from one of my intriguing fabric sourcing shops, which works in well with the fish to liven it up a bit. I added a little touch of sparkly ribbon on the inside, to finish it neatly.
Add to that a few swimming fish for the pillow case…
Sweet dreams my little friends. xxx
* See, told you.