So, you know how my 4-year-old requested bed curtains for Christmas, and was oh-so-let-down by the Ikea netting I got in lieu of sewing custom something-or-others in the days before the holiday?
Well, I was curious what she really wanted. Not that I'm going to go changing it any time soon, mind you. But it amazes me what specific ideas children have, and I wanted to know more.
I recently spotted this site, chock full of hardware for every canopy under the sun, on Lindsay's blog. Because the site won't let me pin these excellent illustrations, I have done what any middle-aged tech repressed mom designer would do: I left the tab open for a couple of weeks. When I was cleaning out my tabs today, I called the four year old over and asked her what she had really wanted when she requested curtains for her bed.
She basically chose them all. I think she got a little distracted by all the options (welcome to my world.) All of a sudden, instead of telling me what she had meant, she was instead telling me what she would like now.
And then she had a brilliant idea.
"Mom." she said. "Can I color those?"
And the home decorator coloring sheets were born.
Don't you love that she created her own patterned fabric? I love the orange and white silhouette floral, and really can't get over that porter-teleo style swirl on the melon colored curtain. Not to mention the block-print quilt and trimmed out bolsters under the green canopy. Love.
I would make you some free printables or whatever, but if I figured out how to print these out, so can you.
And if you gorwn-ups want to use them yourselves? Well, I won't judge.