If you recall, I originally had decided to sew some quilts for my girls this summer and give their room a spiffing up. And then I noticed a friend's room redo on face.book (hi Amy, if you're out there!). Long story short, the quilt she used had all the colors I wanted, plus it was only $30--and to be honest I really don't know if I could have sewn them that cheap when it was all said and done. I convinced my hubby back in May that we were in need of an Omaha zoo trip, and while there could we pretty-please swing by Marshall's and see if they carried the same quilt? And when finding only one twin size could we extra pretty-please drive to the other Marshall's on the way other side of Omaha to see if they had one too?? (thankfully they did) Isn't he just the best? ;o)
So, quilts/pillow covers--check.
Everything is tucked away up in their closet for now, waiting for the new room in the home we have yet to find. ;o) In the meantime, I've begun a few little projects to go with the quilts. Isabella requested lots of pillows to decorate her bed with and that was what I worked on this weekend. They each are getting two blue 12x12 pillows edged with yellow pom-pom fringe (channeling my inner-Swede), and another 12x12 (or smaller and more rectangular, I haven't decided) in a pale green edged in a dark pink ric-rac . After adoring all the pennant banners I saw here (just keep scrolling down), I thought the girls would enjoy having something so cheerful and happy in their own room. I cut out 20 triangles (and ironed on interfacing to each to help with fraying) and plan to string them all together with some pink pom-pom fringe. A few snaps of the progress--
I'm debating adding yo-yos to the pillows--I may add them to the banner instead. OR I have plans for some embroidery hoop art (framing the different fabrics, like this), so maybe I'll add the yo-yos there OR I might hot glue them to these large initials I have for each of their names. (OR all of the above!). Just thinking "out loud" here . . . ;o)We're hoping that whether we rent or buy we'll be able to paint their room a shade of blue similar to the pillow. I'm really having a lot of fun with this, and the girls are looking forward to all the color--it definitely gives us something to be excited about in the upcoming move. ;o)