Come check out our new website! Finally, a place where you can purchase all things Bananafana! We also have a "Handmade Shop" in the works where you can purchase things made by your's truly. Our fabric page will be up and running in the near future showing off Bananafana's newest line of fabric coming in Spring 2012! Also, get a behind the scenes look at Bananafana Headquarters as I decorate it one room at a time. Don't miss out, it's pretty fantastic! Hop on over! http://www.bananafanadesigns.com/

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We have a WINNER!!!!!

Well that was fun reading everyone's responses and I really wish everyone could win but alas the drawing was only for one bundle of patterns:(!  BUT I intend to do another giveaway VERY SOON! So make sure you come on back now ya hear?!!!  Okay enough blabbing.... The winner is Cindy of "Cindy sews"!!!  Congrats Cindy!!!  You won the bundle of six sewing patterns!  Yippeeeee!  Please email me so that I can get your shipping info: jess@bananafanadesigns.com. Even though you didn't all win you are all winners in my book!!!  Cheesy, I know, that's the stuff I'm made of;)!!!  Have a super fantastic week!!!!  Take care!

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's a Giveaway!!!

Everyone loves getting something for free right?!  I know I do!  Well if you'd like be entered for a chance to win one of each of the patterns below then do one or all of the following to give you one entry for each thing you do:
-Follow our blog.
-Like us on Facebook.
-Leave a comment on this post stating your favorite ice cream and who you love to sew for.
-Leave a comment on my post (August 3rd) over on the Henry Glass Blog, they're having a Summer Party over there, you don't want to miss it!: www.henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com

If you do all of these you will be entered 4 times!!!  I will draw a winner on Friday August 10th.  The winner will receive 1 each of my 6 newest patterns (see below).  GOOD LUCK!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bananafana Headquarters: The Family Room

Finally, a room complete!  I've been working on decorating our house for the past year and wanted to share the pics of the first room I finished.  This is our family room.  We spend lots of time here watching movies, playing games, working on homework, and countless other activities.  I wanted it to be cheery and fun yet elegant.  So I chose colorful accents, a modern style couch, vintage tables that I painted and antiqued myself, vintage style wallpaper (that I hung myself, A LOT of work), I also filled it with beautiful pictures of the ones I love so so much!  I bought the fireplace mantle at an antique store, it's solid wood, very heavy!  I painted it and distressed and antiqued it myself (well with my hubby's help). The frames are mostly thrift finds or from our wedding, so that ended up being a pretty thrifty portion of the room, I just painted some of them for pops of color on the walls.  A lot of the decor accents I re purposed from things I already had and just painted and distressed them.  I had been collecting "G" letters for the last 3 years not sure when I would use them so I decided to make them in to a feature wall painting some of them metallic to add a touch of glam.  I just wish I could find a lower case Times New Roman "g", yeah just like the one I just typed, but no luck yet, I think it would really complete that wall though.  The pillows and curtains were all made by myself allowing for the customized tailored look.  The bench was actually a coffee table I found at a thrift store but I decided to re purpose it to make it a bench by painting it and making a cushion and pillows for it.  Over all I was going for an eclectic look and I think I achieved that all while making it a very inspiring room to be in!  It was fun to decorate it, but it's even more fun to make memories in it and enjoy time with my sweet little family!  More rooms to come at Bananafana Headquarters, so keep an eye out, you know they'll be inspiring and exciting!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Family Pics 2011

Tasha Price  took our family pics this year back in September, I thought I'd just share some of them.  I personally think she did an outstanding job!  I hung these pictures in our family room, I wanted them colorful because our family room is also fun and colorful.  Needless to say they look awesome on the wall in all of my vintage redone frames.  I don't know why but family pictures always stop me in my tracks and make me realize how big my little dears are getting.  Lucy looks so mature and beautiful, Noah looks so handsome and cool and Jane, well, throwing her shoes off and pulling out her headband while Tasha was snapping pics is totally Jane.  It was a wonderful photo session and I'm completely pleased with the outcome!