I have a devious (ingenious?) routine of telling Tyler whenever we go to a fabric or yarn store that he can pick out ONE fabric or ONE type of yarn. He loves to walk around and tell me which ones he likes best and the reasons why he is considering that yarn/fabric. At the end of the trip, he makes his decision and we all walk away from the store happy...I have never once had him tell me that he does not want to go the the yarn/fabric store and it's actually really fun to hear his reasoning for why he chooses/rejects different fabrics. Sometimes he makes the most surprising choices. On one particular trip to The Bear Paw in Coeur d'Alene, ID, I found this fantastic dinosaur fabric that I was just sure Tyler would choose. No...Instead he chose the yellow you see on the cuff of the pillowcase here that is a bright yellow with small red and green pattern all over (kinda floral). I couldn't contain my incredulity when I asked him, "Really?!?" Yep... The boy has spoken...So. Here's that fabric in use. And he still likes it. Baffling, I know.
Now that I have tried it for myself, I've decided that kids aren't the only ones who enjoy fun pillows welcoming them to bed, so there are a few more in the works for me!