I have known twins D and A since they were nine weeks old. I was 28 weeks pregnant with my own set of boy/girl twins, and D & A’s mom had signed on to be my “big sister” through our local Moms of Twins Club. And though it seems totally impossible, this year our kids are turning five.
D and A’s birthday was a few weeks ago, and I got it into my head that I wanted to make them pillows. Who knows why, but I latched onto the idea. And really, what five-year-old (or their mother) needs more plastic crap from Target in their house?
I picked up some 12×16″ pillow forms and decided to make some simple patchwork, but I included a little pocket on the front with their initial. I know my own kids love anything personalized, so that was a win. And I figured the pocket could make it a tooth fairy pillow if they want, or just a place to stow little treasures.
Of course, I managed to finish them with about 15 minutes to spare… Nothing like a birthday party deadline. That would be why they have the quicker envelope back instead of an attempt at an invisible zipper. Next time, maybe.