Here are two scenarios that drive me mad:
1) You go to pop your kiddo in bed only to find some sort of catastrophe (water, or worse) means their pillowslip is sopping wet, but the rest of the linen is fine. Obviously you don’t want to wash any more linen than you absolutely have to (and you just put those sheets on yesterday!) but all the other pillowcases clash.
2) Junior has moved up to an adult size pillow but is still sleeping in a cot sized bed, with its cot sized sheets. And that sheet set only came with a tiny pillowcase so now you have no pillowcases at all to fit, unless you pinch them from your own collection.
What to do?
The answer might well be found in a new range of pillowcases recently released by Indigo Owl. Australian designer Penelope Cato, with a background in textile design, launched this range of children’s pillowcases in December 2009 and you can order them at her website (unless you are lucky enough to bump into her at Mathilda’s Market in Melbourne).
They are screenprinted in Australia from imported fabric and come in a range of simple but elegant designs which are suitable for a wide range of ages and are basic enough to go with a huge variety of bedding. They will fit a standard sized pillow and, made from 100 per cent cotton with a 275 thread count, are a steal at $25.