You know how sometimes you read something from someone and you immediately want to be their friend cause you just know you would be bosom buddies (yes I am an Anne of Green Gables fan:). That is how I feel about Annie! She is actually Alison’s long lost friend, but I am claiming her as mine now that I am posting on her and she likes polka-dots! She even took GREAT pictures! I am excited to share her toddler boy room on a budget with you.
I introduce “MY” friend,
SUPER HERO POWER:
“I would want to have the power of feeling like I had a good nights sleep even though I didn’t.”
“Hi to all the “How Does She” gals out there! I’m excited to be here and excited for the ladies who put this site together. I actually met Alison (ya know, the 2×4 genius?) a few years back when both our husbands were in grad school. She was the one that encouraged me to get my vinyl machine and start a business. It’s been fun to watch her and this site become such a big hit and say, “I knew you when…”!!
Anyway, enough about her, let’s talk about me! ;0) I’m a mother to 4 kids ranging from 6 years to 5 months. To keep some sanity in tact (though whether it’s worked is still debatable), I turn to creating. I love to make something out of a few inexpensive items, a little elbow grease, and imagination. Thanks for having me and happy crafting!”
Here is her toddler boy room on a budget:
I love how the polka-dots are done with material instead of paint – added texture and the colors are so bold and fun together! It doesn’t hurt to have an aDoRaBlE baby picture in your frame:)
I love odd numbers. I also like the simple shapes, maybe I could even make these:)
I asked Annie how she made the pillow and this is what she said, “To make the pillow, I just bought a pillow at a thrift store and then covered it with the orange fleece. I added about 1.5 extra around all of the sides. Then I totally cheated and just lightly hot glued the the tree on with left over fabric scraps that I had. Normally, I would have used the iron-on applique’ method which works better. I was just impatient this time around!”
I like her way of getting things done! My glue gun is my friend.
Gotta have a place to store the toys. Love it.
If you happen to have a GREAT BIG vinyl cutter, here are her directions:
“The wall decal was very simple. I designed the trees in my vinyl program. I used tree-Lime green, and light brown 631 vinyl.
The circles and trunks are 13″ with 1.25 x 33″, 10″ with 1 x 29″, and 8″ with .75 x 22” … (Does that make sense)
I then found the center of my shelves and just eye-balled it from there!”
I have no idea what all that means, but I am sure all of you vinyl pros are right with her.
I love the color of this crib and the stripes in the rug to tie it all together. Nice!
Annie, thanks for sharing!
p.s. Will you come do my little boy’s room, you know, since we’re friends:)