I have discovered an amazing secret. In the midst of searching for fabric for my living room pillows, I found the section of the fabric store that holds the baby fabric that people use to make blankets and crib liners for their little bundles of joy. This section holds the softest fabric you have ever felt in your life. It’s like they took marshmallows, clouds, and kitten fur and knitted them into a rainbow of snuggley colors.
If we, as a society, feel that our children should have only the softest of textiles rubbed against their newborn skin, why don’t we also make this demand of our adult fabric? I mean, our skin just goes down hill from birth, am I right? Well, it usually takes a nosedive around the teen years and hopefully spikes back up for a bit (after puberty) before the wrinkles kick in, but that’s beside the point. If our skin gets worse and worse, I feel our fabric should be softer and softer as we age. No more puppy-tail-soft blankets for newborns, give them the rough stuff (like burlap or your courser linens) to toughen then up and save the feather light knits for us “older” folks.
That’s basically the long way to say I used baby fabric to make pillows this weekend. Love it. Love it so much.
I don’t even have enough words to express how this is the best thing I have read all week.
That’s a thought. Do you know what the fabric is made out of?
I don’t! Good question! Angel wings?
Lol too cute, you are one smart cookie, all pillows should be huggable! This is why my bed has 4 blankets and 8 pillows at all times. Not that I use them all, but just so I always have cozy options on hand!
P.S. I am “launching” my blog this week (redesigned, and am now spreading the word) and have included The Band Wife on my “Favorite Reads” list in my side bar. Wish me luck and hopefully at some point my blog can help spread the word about yours too!
Yea for you! Good luck with the blog!
I have the exact same blue pillow 🙂 I adore it and I love how you styled yours. It’s comfy, casual and cool. Thank you for giving me hope that I can still have an adult living space with baby soft fabrics.
It’s called minky/minkee and comes in all kinds of designs, colors and textures, even. Here it is online: http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-minky-fabric.aspx but you can also usually find the more basic versions at Joann or Hancock Fabrics. 🙂