My kids started at a new preschool today and we all had a pretty tough day. Despite all our visits and mental prep, it was very hard for them to say goodbye for a whole day with kids and adults they don't know. It was hard for me to see them having a hard time, and ultimately we all had a VERY emotional and draining day. Oh joy, we get to do it all over again tomorrow! In the long run, I know they will get over it and it will be great for them. It's a great place with wonderful teachers and fun kids....but in the short term, it's tearing my heart to pieces to see my babies having a hard time. Alas....
They had a long list of items they needed to bring to school, including a nap-time blanket and pillow. So I figured it would be a good excuse to make them something to remind them of me and my sewing obsession.
For the blankets I used the Beginner's Baby Blanket #3 tutorial.
These blankets were very easy to put together and came out so wonderful! I used a quilting weight cotton on one side and a soft flannel on the other. I made the bias tape using this tutorial, though I have to admit, I found it easier to just do it the old fashioned way. I ended up having to take my trapezoid tube apart multiple times because I kept putting it together wrong. It wasn't the instructions, they are fine, it's just me. Sometimes I'm very spatially challenged. :)
I also made some cute matching pillowcases. I bought some travel size pillows at Target and sort of used this tutorial on Made, though I think it was more inspiration and less actual following of instructions. My pillows are smaller and I used flannel for the border. Pillowcases are so easy to do and as she shows, can be really fun and add a pop of color to a room.
So even though I was armed with all my homemade bedding, my kids still struggled today. Let's hope tomorrow goes better!