I did a much less invasive craft. I cleaned the kids' room and made them banners for their beds. When we had our weekend away and went to Alwives Fabrics, I bought a fabulous banner kit using Heather Ross' mermaid fabric that you can't find anywhere. It was so cute and easy that I used the Oliver and S Company City Weekend fabric I had left-over from some placemats that I had made (and haven't quite finished yet....ugh) for Elliot's banner. El was a little disappointed that his banner didn't have more "pictures" but sometimes we have to bring out the family motto, you get what you get and you don't get upset. Here are the results:
Just look at those mermaids swimmin'. The banner looks cute but I need to do new curtains and valences for the bedroom. Those elephant valences I made when I was pregnant with Elliot seven years ago. I just can't quite decide what would work for both a girl and boy sharing a room. And no, I did not make the quilt. Quilts for the kids is also on the to-do list. El and Phoebe's wall also showcase their favorite coloring projects. Sometimes we expand outside the banner in the dining room. I guess we're just a prolific family.
Cute, huh? And yup, did not make this quilt either although I did make the naked sock monkey. Never got around to clothing him. I have issues finishing things, I guess. This is why I made the banners on Saturday night and had them up on Sunday morning. If I let things linger, they don't always get done.
Overall, fabulously easy project. The hardest part was making the binding tape and that isn't very hard. You could always buy premade binding tape but I had the fabric in front of me.
And let the summer begin! And please let the bathroom be done before we have to go back to school in August. Please, please, please.