Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Everybody Has A Little Princess In Them...

My daughter is only 2 and a half, but she is quite the little princess. Over night she transformed from the little girl who never wanted to wear a dress, to only wanting "princess" dresses (as she calls them) and twirling in front of the mirror for 20 minutes at a time. Although we have many struggles over the outfit for the day (an issue I am sure we will not overcome for many, many, many years :-), I have to admit that it is pretty darn cute to see her so excited about fru-fru frilly dresses. When she shows up at the park wearing pants/shorts my mom friends know I won that day! (secret, sometimes I just give in because she is just so cute!)

So, in my search for a way to keep all her girly barrettes in one place (hard to do considering she has a lot of bows and bulky barrettes to go with her dresses), I came across a ballet barrette holder that I just thought was the cutest thing. The one I saw was much smaller and made of covered cardboard, so I decided to pretty it up a bit. Here is what I came up with...

The 9x12 canvas is painted with acrylic paints, the flowers are the Bride flowers from Michaels (they take paint REALLY well!). I highlighted the centers of the flowers with stickles or pearl, whichever matched the colors better. Every other flower is popped up with a dimensional glue dot. I used two different widths of ribbon to make the waist and the bows. You just clip the barrettes onto the long ribbon strips and you have a prety way of storing your bows without them getting all scrunched up! My daughter loves it!

Apparently so do moms. I have made 9 of these over the last four weeks and am finishing up my tenth today. They are custom order to match the color the customer wants. They can also be personalized with a name or inspirational word or phrase. After that showcase day I wrote about a few weeks ago, I got several orders and the possibility for more on the horizon. The one I am finishing today is a present for a dance teacher, so I HOPE as others see it hanging in the studio, I may get some more orders. They are a bit time consuming, and with two little ones I have to keep coming back to it over and over and over again - LOL! But, I have to tell ya, I am starting to hate the color pink - LOL! Everyone wants pink, I want to do something green and yellow or purple, anything but pink! he-he!

Hope you enjoyed visiting today! Make today fabulous!

1 comment:

The Patterson 5 said...

That is so cute! I bet your little girl would love Fancy Nancy books. My little girl just discovered them and LOVE to have them read to her! What a wonderful way to store hair bows! Where did you hang it? On her wall? In the bathroom?