I find great inspiration in fabric. As much as I would love to go to high end fabric sources, budgetary restraints lead me to look for alternate routes for fabric. When I saw the Lil' Cowpoke fabric at Hobby Lobby, I instantly loved it and never looked back! My MIL was with me, and was a little surprised to say the least, I'm not a "cowgirl" by any means, but the images of the cute vintage cowboy kids was just too much to resist! Not only did it offer cute nostalgic images, put a really fun color pallet that I will use as a jumping off point.
Accent Fabrics: Blue ticking, Cable knit, and denim with just a smidgen of burlap
For the window treatment, I bought 2 twin flat sheets in red at Wal-mart. To jazz them up a bit, I sewed some blue ticking on the bottom, and used a silver rod and clips.
Now for the valance, Elaine had to take over. As you know, I can sew a straight line, but when it comes to doing intricate things like the "bandanna valance" ......she's definitely my go-to gal! I had this idea of making a valance that looked like a bandanna or pocket using the key fabric and trimmed in blue ticking. And that's exactly what she gave me. and without a pattern no less!
My MIL and I made these pillows with the exception of the cable knit, which I got on clearance at Wal-mart. The denim pillow I made out of old jeans that my oldest son had outgrown.
I designed this "baby changing" station for when Logan was little. Once again Elaine executed this sewing project for me. When Logan was a baby, it held diapers, lotion, medicines, now that he's older, it holds toys and books. My design is very simple, using lined blue ticking, pockets from old jeans, etc. She made curtain style tabs and I used an old yard stick for hanging. It turned out really cute and super functional.
Elaine wasn't the only sewing contributor, Logan's great-grandma also sewed a comforter and a doggie blankie too! These women can sew! Without their help, I would not have been able to create this fun look for Logan's room!
He is a happy
to see all the Fantastic Parties!