A few weeks ago, after much convincing, and cajoling along with promises that if we got a bigger bed, it wouldn't mean less time cuddling, I relented and agreed that it was time we upgrade our 10 year old bed to a new king size. And I'm here to tell you that it is A-Mazing! It's like we are on vacation every day in a fancy hotel (minus the part where someone else changes the sheets and makes your bed every day). It feels so plush, so utterly luxurious. And there's no more fighting for foot space - even the dog's happier now that she isn't getting accidentally shoved in the middle of the night. I can't believe I waited this long.
At any rate, after the new bed purchase we were a bit low on cash but had no bedding that fit, so I set about seeing what I could do with our old bedding. Low and behold, it turns out that a queen sized flat sheet is just about the same dimensions as a king duvet and as we hardly use our flat sheets since we sleep with duvets almost all year round, they are in almost-new condition, I got the bright idea of using a flat sheet topped with some pretty fabric from Anna Maria Horner to make us new bedding!
I think came out pretty well and cost me nothing since I used fabric that I already owned. I even added fabric edging to a pair of white pillow cases I owned, to make matching pillow, see below!