Oh, Sheet

We have a lot of family (and a lot of friends).

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(We’ve grown since this picture was taken, but you get the drift).


We have a lot of beds for a lot of family and a lot of friends.


(If you count the lovely pink divan style cushion princess bed and two cribs, we have 31 beds.)


We need a lot of sheets for a lot of beds for a lot of family and a lot of friends.


(Let’s do the math:  6 cowboy beds x 2, 2 cowgirl beds x 2, 1 queen size bed x 3, 1 full size bed x 3, 4 girl’s room beds x 2, 12 other twin beds x 2, 2 cribs x 2….wait.  Holy Sheet!)


It took some time to work out a system for a lot of sheets for a lot of beds for a lot of family and a lot of friends.

Bed Rotation Chart

(On the Sheet List.   Bed Rotation Chart)


To support this system for a lot of sheets for a lot of beds for a lot of family and a lot of friends I used pillow case covers (to keep the sheets and pillowcases neat, dust-free and organized).  I wrote on the covers to ask our guests to change their beds.


(Full of Sheet).  


This system has worked for quite a few years, but it was time for a change.  The sheet bags were made from zippered pillow case covers.   They were just too big for the folded sheets.


(Sloppy Sheet).


The printing was a little wonky.


(Clearly “someone” didn’t Give a Sheet about the printing).


The sheets needed a hero.


(Deep Sheet).   


They needed a Sheet Fairy!!



Thank you to my super talented illustrator – Brenda Ponnay (Secret Agent Josephine).


Thank you to my scissors and sewing machine.


Form fitted sheet bags (with zippers!)


Thanks to the screen printer.


(Nice and neat).







Just in case you want to have your own Sheet Fairy:  Sheet Fairy

Category: Create, Don't Judge Me..., Holidays and Entertaining, I'm just saying..., Organizing, Smile
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(2) Comments and (2) Replies

  1. Brenda | June 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Reply

    I want to come to Camp Grandma and play with your screen printer!

    • jill | June 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Reply

      Seriously….you would make it do things it has never even imagined before!!! so…you’ll just have to come!! (Bug would love it here….Just sayin’)

  2. Cathy Klug | June 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Reply

    Holy Camoly! You are on overdrive, dear sister. Please come to my house and organize me. Pretty please with a cherry on top!
    I love it. Did you really do the zippers? I still need a cheat sheet to put them in.

    • jill | June 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Reply

      Oh, don’t tempt me. I DO love to organize! (I would do it even without the cherry!) Ah.. the zipper trick. No, I cut down the zippered pillow covers and left the zippers in tact I think I would need a cheat sheet as well. Most certainly I’d need one for 60 zippers (on the other hand, I’d probably be pretty good after the first couple dozen or so…)

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