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My brother and sister-in-law just bought this amazing new house!  They have 3 boys so they wanted to do something “BOY” in the main bathroom, so M suggested Arkansas Razorbacks.  Now M has awesome taste in paint colors and picked out this amazing gray color.  While we were at Home Depot buying paint, I found a painters drop cloth that really went well with the paint color and it was only $5.00.  It was the PERFECT size for a shower curtain.  I immediately had a vision and offered to make a shower curtain for them.  I was first going to applique a large red and white chevron hog in the middle of the curtain, but when I pinned it all up on my wall of my craft room — it just wasn’t right.  After looking at it for about 48 hours, I decided to put the big black grommets in and take a stab at free-hand paiting a Hog.  What the heck right, if it sucked I was only out $5.00.

I LOVE the way the Hog turned out.  I used regular acrylic paints in which I mixed a fabric paint medium.  Basically it made it fabric paint.  I drew out the basic outline of the Hog — but from there it was pretty much free-hand all the way.  When we hung the curtain though, it was too short…..good thing I already had that awesome Red and White Chevron material on hand.  It made a perfect accent to the shower curtain and I could make it just long enough.  Sister-in-law bought some great black grommet topped curtain panels to accent the shower curtain and I used some left-over chevron to make the tie backs.  Here is the final product.

(Note:  It still needs to be steamed to get the wrinkles out, but we just hung it up)

Shower Curtain

Have I mentioned yet how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Silhouette Cameo???  Well I do, I love it almost as much as my Ipod and my Ipad!  Ih have had so much fun making various things, fabric appliques, invitations, about a million vinyl projects.

So here is the Fight Song that I made for the bathroom as well.  I think it looks GREAT agains the Gray walls.  I love buying cheap picture frames and taking the backs off to make great wall hangings.

Fight Song

(Please forgive the picture……since it’s crooked and a reflection in it!)

I can’t wait to make another one of these…….using the different fonts was so much fun!

Hope you like my Razorback bathroom, my nephews sure do!

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I found this website on Pinterest and LOVED the Chevron pattern – so this was the jumping off point for my projects! (I might have gone a “bit” overboard”

http://sheiscraftingmydoom.blogspot.com/2012/02/striped-chevron-baby-blanket-free.html

I went with a Red, not bright red, but a more muted red, navy blue and white from Caron Super Soft. I think it turned out beautiful and super soft. There are a few errors – but hey, I’m a beginner! (Since my friend doesn’t knit, I bet she didn’t even notice!!! 🙂 )

blanket

After the blanket was complete, I just couldn’t stop there — My friend takes FABOULOUS pictures, so my immediate thought was PHOTO PROPS!!!! I found the cutest Stars and Stripes diaper cover on Ravelry that was the inspiration for the diaper cover I made. Admittedly I’m pretty cheap, so I looked for a free pattern to use. Obviously it’s not an exact replica – but I wanted to give credit to the inspiration as well!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stars–stripes-diaper-cover

connor photo props

I went with this free pattern I found on Pinterest, but did use the White Star buttons.

http://cbraden7.blogspot.com/2011/08/diaper-cover-pattern.html

Then I found this CUTE free double pom hat on Ravelry to go with it — I left off the ear flaps and just made the hat. I kept the same color theme throughout and used the same yarn. The hat doesn’t have any white in it – but I think the white stars were the PERFECT accent on the diaper cover!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-pom-earflap-baby-hat

Then….I took it ONE more step and found the cutest baby toy on Ravelry — so I made that TOO!!!! (I told you I have an addiction)

Baby Toy

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loop-baby-toy

This is really cool and I plan to make them again. You put jingle bells in there and stuff them. It’s REALLY safe – those jingle bells are NOT coming out!

connor giraffe

and then FINALLY – a while ago I purchased another pattern from Etsy – an amigurumi Giraffe

http://www.etsy.com/listing/60878163/amigurumi-giraffe-pdf-pattern?ref=pr_shop

I went with an off white and used a verigated red,white,blue yarn for the contrasting features!

Sometimes I feel a bit cheap since I didn’t actually BUY a gift, but I’m so proud of these items – I spent so much time and thought on these and I know my friend really appreciated them. I was really inspired by my friend, her husband and the idea of an Independence Day baby!!!