Well, my big plans for pillowcases almost fell apart, but not quite. I sent one last care package and snuck in the last pillowcase. What I didn’t do well was report on my progress. My last update was in January.
- Theme: soft
- Fabric: Minkee and flannel
- Theme: Back to School
- Fabric: Timeless Treasures Fun #2306
As I said in a previous post, I was tempted by a “School Daze” theme and he was ok with the fabric.
- Theme: Halloween
- Fabric: skeleton fabric by Timeless Treasures for the body. The cuff is an old P&B Fabric.
This is a gimme. Very easy fabric to choose and I am pretty sure the YM will like it.
I also made 3 matching Hallowe’en pillowcases for the YM and his roommates.
November – Done
- Theme: Thanksgiving
- Fabric: Timeless Treasures Golden Harvest
As I said, I was disappointed I couldn’t find a cornucopia fabric. I’ll keep looking and perhaps will find one next year.
- Theme: Christmas
- Fabric: California Christmas (not the real name, but it is something like that)
I did send him a January care package.
- Theme: Pokemon
- Fabric: Robert Kaufman licensed from Nintendo
- Theme: Valentine’s Day
- Fabric: Moda
I really wanted to send him a Valentine’s themed package, so I made a Valentine’s pillowcase and will send it off towards the end of the month. I think the grey (Julie’s suggestion) makes it not too sweet. The color is heading towards pinky red. The original theme below will have to carry over to another month or end up as a gift for one of the nephews.
- Theme: St. Patrick’s Day?
- Fabric: ?
I was lazy and too cheap to buy St. Patrick’s Day fabric, so he didn’t get a pillowcase in March. It’s an opportunity for next year.
I ended up sending him a Viewmaster pillowcase that I had made from Cotton and Steel fabrics with his Easter box. The Easter fabrics were all too sweet, pastel and cutesy.
I still have the Angry Birds fabric. I’ll have to see what I do with that. It could end up as a donation quilt. The YM didn’t seem very excited about the motif, so that might be the best use.
While I may not do an official pillowcase tally again, since I have no plans for making more pillowcases, I have some ideas for pillowcases as gifts and will show you those. I am particularly interested in making pillowcases for a couple of the YM’s friends and for two of my nephews. I went and visited the nephews and they have their Christmas pillowcases on their bed. That is a sure sign they could use more.