Monday, August 3, 2009
The Good [Handmade] Stuff: Big Boy Duvet
We've got a baby coming, which meant that we needed to kick Pete out of his crib and get him situated in a big boy bed. I saw this duvet and wanted to try to recreate it. I am insane. I did finish it, miraculously, and learned more than I ever wanted to know about applique and fusible interfacing.
I'm particularly fond of the bug pulling the trailer and the convertible:
I admit, I still love the version I found online better, but this blogger is a pro at sewing and I'm still a rookie! I was glad to have my own version.
For the back, I did wide stripes
and the pillow, I used up the rest of my car fabric from Purl.
Mission accomplished! Pete is happy every night to have his cool car blanket and I am really happy that he loves it so much. And, so far, we haven't had any nighttime wanderers visit us in the night. Hopefully, he continues to stay happily dreaming in his bed!