May 1, 2013

Happy May y'all!

As I hinted earlier, we have several celebrations happening at our house this month...Mother's Day, Emma's birthday, my birthday, our 21st wedding anniversary and Josie's birthday. I've decided to give my blog a  makeover to honor our upcoming festivities.

I just love the graphics on the pin-the-tail on the donkey game box.  All the original contents are still inside.

Last weekend, I did manage to work on Josie's Western/Cowgirl themed birthday bunting. It's a no-sew bunting made out of Emma's old jeans, burlap and red hankerchefs from the Dollar tree.

I purchased a plastic birthday bunting from the Dollar Tree.  Traced the triangle shapes onto fabric, cut them out, and then hot glued the fabric pieces onto the seam of the original plastic bunting.  

Seriously easy. 

The graphics are from Meri.  She's so darn generous.

The sheriff badges are from Hobby Lobby.

I'm having loads of fun collecting things for Josie's party.

 I think every celebration this month (even Mother's day) might end up with a Western theme!

PS.  I still have to photograph the rest of my Allegan Antique market stash...including my "other" dollhouse and recent gifts from blogging friends.  It's a crazy work and family week with one semester ending and the next semester starting at my University.  Soon.  I promise.
Happy May y'all! 


Lee said...

What fun! Great ideas~you are so creative.
And I love your Allegan finds!

vivian said...

Loving the cowgirl bunting! Ive been thinking about a trip to hobby lobby myself. Havent been there since before christmas. There are none around here and they ones that do exist are a bit off the beaten path. but worth the trip once you get there! I cant wait to see what else you cook up for Josies party!
you sure do have a busy month ahead.. but its a perfect kick off to bring you up to school ending and summer starting! Have a great day!

Jboo said...

Wow May is a big month of you all! That banner is so cute and creative - perfect for Miss Josie --love the cowgirl theme!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The denim bunting turned out so well! What a great addition to the party decor! I hope the end of term wrap up goes smoothly. Happy May Day!

DearHelenHartman said...

That banner is seriously darling! I love vintage cowboy/girl stuff. It will be a busy month for you but we'll be excited to see what all you are up to!

Lynne said...

I enjoy hearing about your ideas for Josie's birthday party. Great bunting idea . . . May will be a big time celebration month for you . . . Will you have time to work, eat and sleep? I will look forward to seeing your Allegan finds soon!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love your banner!! Such a good idea! Sounds like you'll have a fun month!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Cute bunting!! That party is going to be so cute and fun!! :) Happy May! xo Holly

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is the most darling thing ever!!! You are a talented gal. So cute. I love all the vintage graphics. Just the best time.

ImagiMeri said...

It's're amazing! I had so much fun altering that graphic to fit Josie......even changed the eye color! I love how you ladies give me so much opportunity to play with graphics. Please do take the time to breathe and maybe fit a bubble bath in there once and a while. As I'm always telling Vivvie, take care of yourself, too.

Love ya'

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, this is a dorable! Love the cowgirl look with the bandana and denim and sheriff badge bling! :-) I did find one of the cowgirl wrapping papers that I had seen. I've ordered some and will forward it on to you as soon as it arrives. The other one I had seen was on e-bay and was already gone.

Nellie said...

Happy May to you, Kim! That cowgirl party will be just darling!

xo Nellie

Pam said...

Your denim bunting is adorable. I like the idea of a cowboy Mother's Day. All I can think of is baked beans, but I am sure there is more Western food out there!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Crazy cute banner! The pom pom trim and badges make it extra special! ♥


I think you could be a professional birthday party planner! You have the best parties!
Happy May Day!

Cheryl G. said...

Love the bunting!
So cute!

vintage grey said...

A sweet banner!! Sounds like a fun months of celebrations!! xo Heather

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Your creations, whimsies and celebrations always make me smile! I love your blog makeover -- that pin-the-tail image is the perfect focal point. I love the color scheme that you carried into the sidebar/background. Love the cowgirl bunting too. I want a cowgirl party!

Can't wait to see all of the other creative touches you add to this month's celebrations!

Thanks for always inspiring!

VintageBettys said...

Oh my! I love the bunting it is absolutely adorable! I see that I have missed several post....I've been busy with work and my gs Tommy....I love the cowboy, cowgirl themes...they remind me of my childhood :)

Corey Moortgat said...

The bunting is wonderful, and I adore those cowboy and cowgirl dolls!! My mom loves to tell us that when she was a little girl, her idol was Dale Evans, and Josie's party makes me think of that!