I’ve started preparations for Grey’s 2nd birthday, which is 2 weeks away, but I will admit, I’m doing it pretty begrudgingly.
Why, you might ask.
Well, because the theme is just so uninspiring to me. Grey loves trucks. Me, not so much. I really wanted to do a monkey party, or a puppy party, or a carnival party, or an airplane party, or an anything but a truck party.
So, I’m dragging my heels, complaining a lot, but keeping in mind that it’s not my party, it’s Grey’s. And if trucks are what he loves, than trucks is what he’ll get.
I ordered his gift online this year, I’m having it shipped, we’ll assemble it beforehand, and put a big fat bow on top. Done. It’s so adorable, but I’m going to make you wait to see what it is. I’m cruel like that.
My color theme is yellow, black, orange and brown. Like the CAT trucks, that sort of idea.
I’ve got plates, napkins and some fun little trucks to decorate the table with. But I really wanted something unique and boyish as the table runner, so I came up with this super original idea, all by myself. ;)
I bought some really, really cheap fabric, like less than $3 a meter/yard. It’s a really heavy suiting fabric, heavier than denim. I cut it to the size I wanted and then simply serged the edges.
Next I took some white carpet binding (that’s what it was labeled as at the store)
and cut it into 4” pieces. Totally get where I’m going with this yet? Well Lily didn’t understand, so I drew on a scrap of paper what I was making. She added the adorable cars.
A ta-da my road table runner.
It’s not all sewn together yet, cause Grey woke up from his nap, and as we all know, free time is over when nap time is over. And by free time I mean my life.
So probably 1/2 hour worth of sewing those little white rectangles, a good press and done. And all for less than $5. Love me a deal.