Friday, September 30, 2011


The AMAZING Robyn emailed us with the hopes that we might be able to make some custom nursery bedding for her brand new man Braxton.  He was a NICU baby just like my oldest so I had an especially soft spot for the little guy.  Unfortunately Robyn had her heart set on a discontinued fabric but after searching high and low and praying even harder we were finally able to secure the yardage needed.

We whipped up three pillows, including this AMAZING name print, a crib skirt, a valance, a minky blanket, two changing pad covers, and a shirt for Braxton.  There were a few VERY late nights but it was so worth it!

I think this testimonial from Robyn herself says it all...

We absolutely LOVE our custom made Purple Banner Designs nursery bedding! When we received the package in the mail, it was like Christmas. Bethany had perfectly packed each item with ribbon and layers of purple tissue paper! I look forward to having Purple Banner Designs creating more items in the future.

We can't wait either!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


As difficult as it may be to believe, Christmas is only 88 days away!!!  WHAT?!?
In an effort to calm the madness and to guarantee Christmas delivery all orders must be placed by Nov 26.
Please keep in mind that if we have to order fabric or garment bags it can take up to 2wks simply for us to receive the shipment.  We are SUPER stoked about the new garment bags that we found though...

...see for yourselves!


Black and White Damask
Pink Polka Dot

Black and White Houndstooth

Quilted Orange w/Navy Trim
Quilted Navy w/Orange Trim

Zebra (also available with solid black, red, lime green, or purple handle)

We are getting ready to place an order for garment bags and if you order within the next 7 days you will receive 10% off.  Also check back as we have some holiday designs in the works that would be PERFECT for Christmas cards. 

OH!!  Don't forget to head over to Stock Show Moms on FB we are hosting a giveaway for a $35 PBD shop credit.  Good luck to all!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PBD Out and About

We LOVE receiving pictures of our gear out and about!
Here are the latest...


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mad About Plaid

Amy contacted us in hopes of putting together some goodies for her nephew and brand new little man.
After discussing color schemes and patterns she decided on plaids with coordinating fabrics for both boys.
Teal, lime, and brown for hers...

 ...and red, blue, and white for theirs. 

We absolutely adored the way everything came out and so did they!

Monday, September 26, 2011


And the winners of "Levi's Lost Calf" by Amanda Radke and Michelle Weber are...

#  15 caci said...

The favorite show calf around our house is named Monkey...she is the sweetest thing!

#3  Clara said...

I follow Purple Banner Designs on Facebook

#11  KT said...

Mine was Moonbeam. My dad raised her and she lived for 15 years. I will never forget coming home from church camp and my dad saying he thought he had one good enough for me to show. She was my first show heifer and she is the reason we started showing cattle again. She is my favorite because she was family and created so many great memories for our family in the barn and in the show ring.

Ladies, please email to claim your prize.

Thanks to Amanda, Michelle, and everyone who entered!! 
Make sure you check out "Levi's Lost Calf" by Amanda Radke and Michelle Weber on FB to find out where their next book signing is scheduled so that you can see Little Red in person and pick up the book for you littles...or you ;)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Country Plaid

Amy contacted us about making a blanket for a brand new little man that incorporated red and black, calves and logos.  We love the way everything turned out and so did she!!

LOVE this spin on "Branded"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is me...

Whenever I order a handmade product I always play a little game in my mind trying to fiigure what the individual is like, where they live, what they do, the whole name yards. 
Today I thought it might be fun to take out all of the guess work for you.

  So...this is me.
  • My name is Bethany
  • I am 28 years old.
  • I am happily married and have been for seven years.
  • I have two little girls, ages 6 and 2.
  • I showed cattle for 10 years.
  • I live in New Mexico.
  • I am a "has been" pageant girl, and yes I washed my own calves.
  • Purple Banner Designs came to be after searching for "show" clothes for my brand new nephew. 
  • Everything else is history.
  • I teach full time at a private academy.
  • Half the day I spend with kindergartners.
  • The other half I spend with 9th-11th graders.
  • I learned to sew a year and a half ago.
  • My favorite color is teal.
  • Orders typically take 4-6 weeks to arrive in your hands.
  • As hard as I have tried to obtain long hair I am just a short hair girl.
  • I LOVE coming up with new ideas for PBD.
  • I usually sew between 3-6am.
  • I am addicted to sleep.
  • ...and gummi bears.  (But only the Haribo ones!)
  • Getting emails from people stating they LOVE their items is one of my favorite things!
***Don't forget to enter our giveaway for "Levi's Lost Calf" by Amanda Radke and Michelle Weber!***

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Levi's Lost Calf" by Amanda Radke & Michelle Weber...GIVEAWAY!!!

In May we were contacted by Amanda Radke of Nolz Limousin.  She had just finished writing a children's book entitled "Levi's Lost Calf" and was hoping we would be able to work up a PBD rendition of Little Red.  After scouring the shops for the right colored mink we finally found the perfect fit for Levi's favorite little heifer and got to work. 

It's hard to believe but she is in even cuter in person and Amanda loves her as much as we did. 

Amanda shipped us the book as soon as it came off the press and my girls absolutely love it! 
The illustrations are beautiful and the glimpse into cowboy life was
enthralling to my kindergarten students as well. 

The most exciting news? 
Amanda has offered to give away three copies of "Levi's Lost Calf" to PBD followers! 
Want to win one?  Then play along, here's how!

****Leave a seperate comment for each entry*****

1.  Follow PBD, if you already do then leave a comment saying so.
2.  Head over to FB and like Purple Banner Designs and "Levi's Lost Calf" (1 entry each)
3.  Tell us who your favorite show calf and all.
4.  Blog, tweet, or FB about the giveaway. (Make sure you leave the link!)

That's up to FIVE entries per person!
 Entries will close Sunday evening at midnight and the winner will be announced Monday morning!