I admit it! I’m obsessed with vintage character bed sheets. It’s true. (They say admitting you have a problem is the first step on the path to recovery, right?)
I stumbled upon some Strawberry Shortcake sheets a couple of years ago, and they were the bed sheets of my childhood. I had the sheets, a matching pink gingham comforter trimmed in white lace (handmade by my mom, of course), and wallpaper. That’s right – Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper!! ANYWAY – so I stumbled upon these sheets, and I had to have them. And this is where it started. Soon, I had Care Bears, Star Wars, and more. Then I found some cotton prints – not sheets, just yardage – with vintage Scooby Doo, the Avengers, and some Mickey Mouse.
I held onto all of this fabric for a while before I dared cut into it. I wasn’t sure what I would do with. Finally, I made my first cut, and now I can’t stop.
I haven’t made too many different items yet, because I don’t want to waste this precious fabric on items that go unused and unloved, but I’m looking forward to even more play with the characters of my childhood. And, I have a great time at craft shows watching people run over and put their hands on my little receiving blankets made from the sheets they slept on as children. The delight on their faces is worth every stitch.
Have an idea for what I should make with my joyful prints?
Have some old bed sheets in your closet that you want to unload?