Monday, April 21

She thinks my tractor is....

Most of you know that Dennis grew up on a farm, and that his dream is to live on a farm again one day. Since we've gotten married, I've shared in that dream because he loves it so much that he's made me think that it would be amazing also! So when we talked about decorating Drew's room, we didn't take very long to decide what to do... tractors!

I wanted to make Drew's bedding because I really enjoy sewing, especially when it is for my own house. I had an idea in mind of what I wanted, so I asked Dennis to draw up a simple model for me to use on the bumper pads. I didn't really take into account Dennis's pure love for all things farm... He decided that he wanted to have FOUR different kinds of farm equipment on the bumper pad - each one having been used on the family farm when he grew up. Then, we had to add a lot of detail so that each one would be distinguishable from other models. So we ended up with three different tractors and one combine , each with 15-17 separate pieces appliqued on and sewn. Dennis helped me a ton, staying up late each night drawing, tracing, and cutting out. We made four pieces of each model. Two for the bumper pad, and two for the quilt that I haven't completed yet. It was a lot of work, but hopefully it's something we'll hold on to forever.

The finished product in whole

Quick view of the other side of the room -
His name in vinyl lettering (which I sell if anyone is interested)
and his cute little tractor lamp

The three tractors... John Deere 520, Steiger ST-310, and John Deere 4230

The John Deere combine

12 comments:

Jon and Melissa said...

You are a crazy woman! I can't believe how talented and a little crazy you are! That is soooo cute! I love it! I can't wait to see the quilt. Unfortunatly for Emma her Quilt is still in pieces in a bag-She is almost a year old, but one day! Good work Jen!

Jon and Melissa said...

Oh yeah I forgot, I do want some vinal lettering from you- we will have to chat.

Ashley Dickman said...

Holy Crap! I didn't know that you were soo.. talented woman! It looks VERY cute! Great Job! What a fun room!

Katie Jane said...

That is so darling! I love that Dennis wanted to be so cool! How nice of him to stay up and help you cut and raw all the pieces. He is a keeper! you are amazing!

Ash, Dev, and Hunter said...

No Way! You made that? Holy Cow! You are so so so talented! You could make bedding and sell it for a really good price. You are amazing! I love it! This bedding is such a special thing you can always treasure.

Eric and Jenny said...

I have to say, I am beyond impressed. It's amazing to me that people can acually sew anything, even more amazing that it comes out looking so darling. That is the cutest little thing I have ever seen, I love it! You are incredibly talented.

RichFamily said...

You are so talented! That turned out so cute. Make sure to post a pic of the quilt when you are done. Wonder woman!!

suds2004 said...

You are amazing! I love it, what talent you have. It looks awesome! When do you have time to do this with three children? You give me hope!

Shaun & Jillian said...

I am so impressed by his bedding. I think it is adorable and I love the fact that they are "real" trailer models. That is awesome. You will have to hang on to that forever. That is definitely a hope chest item! I also love your "kid tags". It is so fun to see their little individual personalities.

TEAM BOWMAN said...

Those bumpers are awesome!! I made Brody's too but they aren't near as good as Andrew's

Skinner Family said...

Wow! The bumper pads look great! How fun to make them yourself. That's awesome.

Jennie's bunch said...

Look at you girl!! So talented!! I love the bumper pads! Do you give classes?