I can’t believe it’s been a year since we moved house. Time flies!
When we told our kids we had finally found our new home, their excitement at moving so close to grandparents and their beloved park was tempered by real stress at leaving their home.
For children without any challenges, moving house is a big deal. For adopted children with attachment (amongst other) issues, moving house is A Very Big Deal, that creates a great deal of fear that they cannot vocalise or even understand. But it’s real, and it’s really quite debilitating.
For our boy, this was expressed as absolute desolation at leaving his bedroom behind. I wish it was an exaggeration but it wasn’t. He spent the last week making little videos on his iPad so he’d have his old room with him at the new house.
To try and calm his anxiety I promised him that not only would his new bedroom be bigger than the tiny box room he had in the old house, but that I would make it extra super special for him. It didn’t work completely to allay his fears, but he was certainly excited as decorating started to happen.
He has a passion for all things London since his daddy worked there a few years ago…made even more exciting for him when we had a trip there to visit Daddy. But he especially loves the London Underground, so there was only one way we could go…..
London Underground Map wallpaper on one wall.
London themed fabric for his Roman blind. It’s Capital by Prestigious Textiles.
London Underground bedlinen (thank you Nana!).
And, for hiding under and playing iPads or reading. For cuddling up in on cold mornings, or if you’re not feeling well. And for making rather splendid dens…….
……a London Underground quilt!
I can’t claim the work on this one. This is all Made By Ma! A huge pile of teeny squares lovingly cut and then put back together in the shape of the London Underground Map.
It’s totally awesome! Iconic! And very clever!
Funnily enough, our little man doesn’t miss our old house at all any more. And loves his new London bedroom.
Pattern cost: £3.95
Fabric: Plain quilting cotton
Purchased at: Black Sheep Wools
Total quilt cost: Approx £100