Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monstrous pillow case with Blah Blah Blah fabric..

I picked up a half yard of this fabric last time I was at my in-laws at a different quilt shop we found, called Fabrications, in Healdsburg.

What to do with it?  Who knows.  But it was on sale, and for some reason it was calling out to me.  I used a tiny bit in a charity block, and when I had it out my son said, "Oh, can you make me a pillow case out of that?"  He LOVED it!! I told him there wasn't enough.  He answered, "But you can use it for the part at the END! Of the case. There's ENOUGH for THAT!!" Er... yes there is enough for that. I hate to be outsmarted by a 5-yr-old.

FF to FNSI and when I was at the store, (armed with my coupon/plus they were having a sale=yay!) to pick up a couple of fabrics to make some cases, I hear and see these, screaming, "Blah Blah blah," every last one of them:

A match made in heaven.  I love to make wacky pillow cases and my son, lucky for me, loves wacky pillow cases.  I'm pretty sure he'll love this one.

I changed his bedding and slipped it on his pillow while he was at preschool this morning..  it's waiting to surprise him at bedtime.

I think his love of the phrase "blah blah blah" comes from reading this book as a bedtime story.. it's a sweet story called The Gift of Nothing.

It was a baby gift five and a half years ago from a neighbor and it's been well loved.  When he was two and a half, he could recite the story as I turned the pages.  It doesn't have too many words and the pictures are simple, and it's a wonderful book with a sweet message.

He especially loves this page, which always brings giggles when I read it.

And now we have a "monstrosity" of a pillow case to remind us of it. 
I think it will be in our stack of bedtime story books tonight. :o)

I love him.


That is a way cute pillowcase combo and a sweet, sweet story to go with it. Thanks for sharing that!

This one will be treasured by him for a long time! Nice job!

Lisa Lisa said...

How cool is that!?!? That's one lucky little boy you have! Your post reminded me of a book that my little guy (23 now) knew by heart before he could read - Jamberry. What a great book! I'll have to check out The Gift of Nothing. I bet he's going to sleep great tonight...thanks to his awesome mom :D

What a lovely litle surprise for your man when he gets home. It looks fantastic xx

Gayle said...

The pillowcase looks great, I am sure your little boy will love it for a long time to come.

Adorable!! Smart kid :) That is the coolest pillow case!

Hee hee, how fun. I might need some fabric like that for myself - would be great for a phone cover :oD

Ellen said...

Very cute pillowcase for a sweet, smart boy. I think it would keep me awake all night though...all that chattering!

Brandie said...

What a great story to go with that fabulous fabric! Loved it! I may have to look for that book.
Take care

Unknown said...

You're going to win the "Mom of the Year" award with this pillowcase! What a great idea! :)

Sue Niven said...

That was a wonderful post! I really Loved it. The pillow looks wonderful, a very lucky boy indeed!

Michele said...

The fabrics go together perfectly!! Love it!!

quiltmania said...

Ahhh, what a sweet MOM you are. I'm sure your son will love it.

Anonymous said...

love your post...I can't wait to hear about your son's reaction when he saw the pillow case. I love it..could not be more perfect :)

BEYOND CUTE!!! I love it! And the story too.

What an awesome story! I bet it made you smile the whole time you were sewing it up ;) Happy story/bedtime tonight!

That is such a cute pillow case. I love making pillowcases like that. I have "blah blah blah" and will try to find that book. My grandkids would love it!

Awesome pillowcase!!! The fabrics look GREAT together...

Lori said...

your pillowcase is adorable. perfect for a little boy. and your little man is just too cute

Linda said...

So cute! I used to think of Blah, Blah, Blah in the negative sense but you have put a happy, positive spin on those three words! I love the case and the story and I hope your little man likes his pillowcase. Thanks for sharing!

He is lovely, you are lovely, the pillowcase is perhaps not LOVELY in the same sense of the word, but very fun indeed. Did you see my post about my 47 pillowcases? Be careful. I think this kind multiplies behind the linen closet door.

Teresa said...

Awesome pillowcase and I loved the story behind it. Would have loved to seen his face when he saw it. Well done x

Fab pillow - he must have been thrilled!

Wendy said...

Perfect fabric, I'm sure he loves his pillow case.

Michele said...

Really sweet. And those kiddos are smart, aren't they?

Match made in heaven, as you said! Wonderful pillow - those fabrics are so perfect together! x Teje

OMG I think I have the style savvy of a 5 year old boy! Love it! I am seriously all about that blah blah blah fabric...probably because, well, I say blah blah blah All The Time. (well I'm a lawyer, and all lawyers do is blah blah blah) I have never heard of that book, it looks good though so I am going to look into it! xo B

Aaaahhh, you are such a great mommy! That pillowcase is just THE CUTEST and OF COURSE he will LOVE IT!!! I wish I had a dollar for all the pillowcases I have made and the kids just loved them. It is fun to hear how this one of yours came into being!!

Cute pillow case. Blah blah blah.

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