Monday, December 14, 2009

He's Hot...She's Not!


The giant comforter above is quite the masterpiece, I must say. It's a homemade down comforter. It's incredibly warm on my side and not warm at all on the DH's side. Just the way we like it. (It's folded in half above.)

The DH had the idea for the comforter over 13 years ago, before we were dating. I was complaining about always being cold in the winter. He, always looking for a way to repurpose something, thought up the plan to use recycled down from coats and sleeping bags he picked up at thrift stores.

Fast forward to last summer, when we decided to make the thing. My contribution was the idea of it being full of down on my side only. We used very high thread count sheets. I sewed three huge channels for my side. His side is just the sheet. We stuffed and fluffed, stuffed and fluffed, stuffed and fluffed. Then we did a lot of vacuuming! Mostly of ourselves. We washed and dried the thing in hot temps at the laundry mat. It wouldn't fit in our machines!

It's finally been cold enough to try out, and the comforter is v.e.r.y warm! Some pics of the stuffing and fluffing. We did this on the front porch, a smart move.


8 comments:

bloomgirl said...

too funny!! :)

AZ tea Lover said...

Excellent! Wow, down. Hmmm...

parTea lady said...

Your giant down comforter was a wonderful idea and it looks like it turned out great.

Melanie said...

That's awesome!

Marilyn said...

Very funny and clever! I often put an extra blanket on my side only. I love being warm and cozy when I sleep. Great idea!

Marlena said...

The perfect solution to an age-old problem. My side would have to be longer, too, as i like my covers up around my neck or over my head.

Angela McRae said...

That is a brilliant idea! You could market this, you know!

Anonymous said...

I have a fleece blanket with sharks all over it that AZ tea lover got me, and I do the same thing! Cats + Down = MESS!!