My girls want pillows so they can be like Luke, but I think they're still too young to have regular pillows. So, I made my own "toddler pillows". Super easy. I used two receiving blankets from when they were babies, so I get points for repurposing, right? I folded the blankets in half, cut them to 13"X21", and sewed half inch seams. Then I took four layers of extra loft batting, basted them together so they won't shift inside the pillow, and sewed it into the pillow. Really easy and now my girls have pillows that I'm not afraid will suffocate them and we're all happy!
I'm going to make pillow cases for them because I'm certain they won't wash well unless I quilt the pillow. If I do that they'll be flat and the girls are sure to protest. So, I'll make pillow cases out of two other receiving blankets I have from their infancy.
I also made these two guys:
In these photos you can also see how thick the toddler pillows are...or should I say, how thin they are. They have just the right amount of softness, I think.
Sunny loves the pink teddy. No one loves the rainbow teddy. Poor guy. He's unloved. He was the first one I made and I forgot to embroider his face before I did the decreases to close his head, so I had to do it after I had finished him. That's why he looks like a train wreck. Its not his fault! The pink one turned out pretty cute and Sunny has claimed him. Elle wants a green one, so I'll get right on that!