Something to play with, something to wear, and something to read . . . that has become my motto for buying Christmas gifts for the 5 grandchildren. This year I decided they each needed a pillowcase with the same theme as the book the receive. A Friday afternoon off, and those pillowcases are ready to go.
For 2 year old Jack, I found a book about a train, and it has a little toy train that he can run through the grooves on every page. His pillowcase has train cars floating all over.
Jonah is 4 and he is getting Jan Brett's book The Hat. And while searching online for other things I came across this fabric with woodland creatures - wearing knit hats just like in the book. What a lucky find!
Mason's tastes are running toward a fascination with dragons now that he is 6. The book has all kinds of dragon stories, maps, and secret flaps hiding more information. I've hunted high and low for dragon fabric, and finally found some online. I love that the red dragon is almost a perfect match to the color of the book cover.
And both girls - 5 year old Sophia and 4 year old Olivia - are getting Bambi. The Bambi fabric was a find at Missouri Star Quilt Company this summer. And the books have beautiful illustrations, similar to my vintage childhood Bambi book.