Something Light and Fluffy

After the super, heavy seriousness of my recent deathmatch with my dishwasher, I think we all need something light and fluffy.



The newest generation of My LIttle Pony characters

The shirt from kindergarten outgrown too soon… It’s hard to see in this picture, but she put pretty multi-colored cording around the entire seam. It matches perfectly!

If you’ve got kiddos, there is a really good chance that he or she has a favorite shirt. One that they want to wear and wear and wear, even when it’s two sizes too small. The Armadillo loved these two My Little Pony shirts. She cried both times when they didn’t fit anymore. So I saved them.

Rainbow Dash from the last generation of ponies.

The shirt from preschool…bought too large on purpose; it wasn’t big enough to last forever.

The daughter of one of my friends loves to sew and design, so I asked if she would convert the shirts into pillows. She did a fabulous job, don’t you think? And Armadillo loves them and keeps them on her bed.

Some people collect their cherished baby and toddler clothes and make them into quilts. My friend told me that she saw one that was a pieced quilt. All the onesies and shirts were cut up into pieces, some of them even had tiny babyfood stains. Cute, right?

What about you? Do you have a favorite thing from your childhood or your children’s childhood that you’ve saved or converted into something else?

12 thoughts on “Something Light and Fluffy

  1. darcyflynn

    I’ve made several pillows with my sons favorite t-shirts and a beautiful quilt with all of his Track and field t-shirts from high school. The memories are saved for a lifetime or two that way! 🙂
    Fun post!

  2. jolenenavarro

    Great idea. My grandmother took all the pillows her mother had hand-embroiderd and made them into angel dolls with these long dresses. The trims and designs are beautiful and I have something hand made by my great-grandmother and grandmother. I also had a friend that had her teenage son’s favorite bluejeans made into a quilt after she lost him in an accident. She had given all his clothes away and could not bear to throw away the threadbarren denim.

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      That is such a great idea to transform those pillowcases that way. What a lovely family heirloom to have! My heart goes out to your friend. The quilt must be a treasured keepsake. I just can’t imagine. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

  3. Brother

    I have one of Dad’s 70’s shirts, complete with the big collar and funky print. I still wear it every once in a while. Maybe a funky pillow down the road…..

  4. Joni Hahn

    My daughter gets married this summer. Afterwards, I am hoping to have a quilt made with some of the wedding photos in it. Of course, I wouldn’t be the one making it… 🙂

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      Congratulations! What a great idea to transfer the photos to fabric for a quilt! Is it going to be for you or for your daughter? You may have to get two of them made.


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