Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. V8 915

The lovely ladies over at Ranch House contacted us yesterday and asked if we could make a Brahman.  Now I am not going to lie, I was a bit apprehensive, but more than willing to take on the challenge. After staying up half the night and cutting him out three times I fell for Mr. V8 himself.

Here he is in real life...

And here he is in Teal Whimsy...

I love the fact that it has so much personality and was even patterned after one of their own bulls. 
It just doesn't get much cooler than that!


Things have been a bit crazy at Purple Banner this week but it's been a good kind of crazy.  My four year old decided that she and her little sister needed matching shirts for Thanksgiving and persuading her that they didn't have to be turkeys took a good bit of time.  Thankfully, I was finally able to convince her that it would be way cooler to have shirts with their initials on them and what a blessing that turned out to be because I love these!

They are wearing them to church in the morning so I am hoping to get some good pics then.  If I do I will be sure to post!

Monday, November 16, 2009

And the Winner is...

Clara C!!!

Thanks to all for your interest in our line, I am so excited about the possibility of working with you in the future! 

Clara, contact me within 24hrs to claim your Purple Banner Design. 
I can't wait to get started!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hoodies are here!!!

We have had individuals requesting hoodies but I didn't want to post them until I had tried it and figured out all the kinks.  That added to the fact that my little girl has been asking me to make her a "cow shirt" made me decide to take advantage of my day off and give it a go. 

I LOVE the way they turned out! This is a zip hoodie because it was all I could find in her size (we live in a small town) but I just can't believe how great it looks. 

The zipper is fully functional and doesn't even touch the steer when raised or lowered!  What do you think?

Friday, November 13, 2009


Our new site is worth celebrating and I thought what better way than a GIVEAWAY?!? It's quite simple really we will be giving away one custom shirt to our lucky winner and that lucky winner just might be you!

Want a chance to win? It's easy complete any or all of the following:
  1. Become a follower of Purple Banner Designs.  (1 entry)
  2. Look through our fabrics and tell us which is your favorite.  (1 entry)
  3. Tweet or FB about the giveaway (make sure you leave the link).  (1 entry)
  4. For TWO extra entries blog about Purple Banner Designs and the giveaway (once again... make sure you leave the link).
Leave a separate comment for each item you complete, if you decide on them all thats 5 entries! The winner will be chosen through and announced on Monday so hurry up and get your entries in!

New Fabrics!!

Our new fabrics are in!!  I am absolutely loving the teal and brown this season!  (As if you couldn't tell right?) 

      Brown Ditto Dots                                     Aqua Ditto Dots

       Aqua Curly Swirl                                   Brown Curly Swirl

       Brown Doodle                                         Lime Doodle

          Aqua Petal                                             Brown Petal

     Brown Leafy Stripe                                 Lime Leafy Stripe

       Brown Whimsy                                          Simply Stripe

        Aqua Whimsy                                    Turquoise Whimsy

          Teal Whimsy                                       Cocoa Whimsy

Our Story...

Growing up in the show industry I completely understand how consuming the lifestyle can be and how much pride individuals have in who they are, what they do, and what they stand for. Seeing as my brother is still actively involved, the minute I found out we had a nephew coming our way I started searching for show apparel to deck him out in. I thought what a great way for him to show his J3 pride right? WRONG! There was none! The animals were either of the farm variety (which if you show just doesn't work) or very generic with clique phrases. Needless to say, not exactly what I was looking for.

So I decided that I would try my own hand and everyone fell in love. Ever the salesman, my brother posted on steerplanet to see if anyone else thought that they were as cute as we did and the amount of interest surprised us all. I never imagined that gifts for my nephew would turn into a business but here we are and I can't help but be excited.

We specialize in custom apparel for your showman.

You pick the pick the create YOUR shirt.
The possibilities are endless and each one is hand stitched ensuring that it is as unique as the individual who placed the order.

Look around and tell us what you think. We can't wait to get started on your Purple Banner Design.  If you are interested in placing an order check out our contact information in the right sidebar.