Young Jack, it seemed, was far too comfortable to make his entry into the world on his due date, sparing no thought for his poor Goddie who was simply bursting with the anticipation of both meeting this little bub and revealing his quilt – not to mention you, my dear blog reader, patiently waiting ….
So here’s the thing.
My son loved his red, white and blue cotton hippopotamus curtains (designed by Pamela Walker in 1975) as a child, and I only recently discovered he’d kept them all these years. They are about to hang in Jack’s room (as soon as I’ve let the hems down).
When he found a table lamp in the same fabric a few months ago he was very excited, and so was I! It meant those hippos were still out there somewhere, and if I could track them down I’d have the beginnings of a baby quilt.
After some discreet
big game hunting googling I tracked the fabric down here at Sprout Design, an Australian textile design collective where it’s now being screen printed on 50% bamboo/50% cotton.
And here’s the result, a complete surprise to the new parents
(Warning: Crazy-woman-with-camera alert!)
* From Flanders and Swann’s Hippopotamus Song