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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Boxing Day

Attempting to organize in the basement +

little scavengers helpers +

pink tempra paint +

cheapy pink stash felt +

fleece of unknown origins +

some batting+

a little hot glue +

pinking shears (to make things fancy) +

three days of planning and working =

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Exactly the right baby bed for baby princess cinderella.  No other bed would do. I know because we have at least three available options.

This was all Chase.  She had plans for the box as soon as she found it and since she helped me move around all of my stash into new bins she had some ideas about how to bring it to life.  We really took our time with this project.  Partly because I’m limping along and taking it slow this week and partly because we had to work the project in stages.  The box had to dry overnight after she painted it.  She painted and did most of the cutting and measuring for the lining and blankets too, using the box as a template.

We used a little hot glue to secure the felt lining.  I was excited to use up some cheap felt on this project but I forgot just how terrible trying to cut the stuff with pinking shears is.  Terrible.  Just terrible.  The cray pas were her idea too.  Incidentally an excellent choice for Christmas.  There’s a lot of really appealing color in a box of 25.  She can’t keep her hands off them.

The pillow and mattress are made out of fleece with a little batting sandwiched in.  The blanket is just a little fleece rectangle cut with pinking shears.  I’ll have to get a picture of baby Cinderella looking cozy.  Chase was very pleased with how it turned out and she is upstairs sleeping along side her bed.  I reminder her once not to step on her in the middle of the night.  We’ll see how that goes.

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