Crafting: TONS. Why do I wait till the last minute??
These are the goodie bags! Tutorial to follow!
One of the tasks of the Princess fairytale room redo is to paint the furniture. I have to paint one bed, two bookcases, and a square organizational bin holder thing. I got the bed and bookcases done with little interruption by punky priss, but she caught me in the midst of repainting the bin holder. And in order to avoid the struggle that would ensue if I tried to keep a curious toddler AWAY from an open can of paint, I opted to hire her as help…payment was in the form of lollipops. Cheap labor is awesome.
Day one: Not so shabby! She’s focused, she’s being clean, she’s following direction…I gave her a passing grade of A+.
Day two: Um. I turn my back for ONE second…and I get this…
Which then turned into this:
so I decided to at least get a craft out of it…
This all resulted with a bath in the water faucet out front. But the painting is done and we have a present for Daddy!! Thank goodness it was water based paint.
**disclaimer- no paint was consumed during this process…I think…I’m fairly certain.
I have a kid obsessed with princesses and fairies. BUT she refuses to sleep in her own room. In an effort to remove her from my bed and get some one on one time back with my husband, I am wanting to redo her room from nursery to a spectacular uber-princessed posh room. BUT I also HATE spending a lot of money- I’m kinda cheap and frugal that way. I would rather refinish old furniture than buy new, and I would rather make her bed linens than buy new as well.
So- this is what I’m inspired by:
And…these are the fabrics:
I have a black sleigh bed that will be repainted white and I plan on painting a couple of bookcases and an organizational square thingy white as well. It’s a huge project- and I’m almost guaranteeing that it will not be flawless. But I hope she loves it.
The funny thing about this is- I’m NOT girly. I never have been. I’m a tomboy. I played in the dirt, caught frogs, played sports. I didn’t own a purse until I was 24. I didn’t get a pedicure until 27. So for me, all this princessy pukey pink that was so nauseating before I had a kid, is now a pursuit to unlock my inner girly side. Anyone who knows me, especially my mother, is laughing their butts off because I gave birth to the biggest girly girl ever. But…confession…it’s *kinda* fun. I love creating all this girly crap.
Hi! My name is Elizabeth. I’m corporate grunt by day and a mother, wife, sewer, wanna-be photographer, runner, shopper, so-so singer, very bad dancer, and princess pretender in my spare time. I.am.busy. But I love my crazy hectic life. I also love sewing and creating. I’ve wanted to sew since as long as I can remember, but for whatever reasons…::coughlackoffundscough:: I didn’t actually START until last year. I’m a beginner, a novice, and I love it.
I discovered, with my new found passion, that the internets were a vast dump of awesome free tutorials and know-how for crafty chicks. I can’t even tell you how many hours I spent pouring over free tutorials and dreaming up new designs. So now, I’d like to give a little back from that… so Punky Priss Designs was born. Punky Priss is code name for my three year old little girl. She is part punk, part priss and a whole lotta sweet gooey girly goodness. She is my life and my inspiration. AND unlike ME who was a total tomboy and would rather DIE than wear a dress…SHE LOVES dresses…and she LOVES dresses that I make for her…AND she loves testing the twirliness of these dresses. Love that kid.
So I’m up and running, trying to figure out this blogging thing, and hopefully giving back to the crafty sewing chicks who like me, started with a dream and an inspiration.