Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Little Girl's Cupcake Room

I apologize for taking so long to write this post.  I got a little preoccupied with Bear's diagnosis of Primary Immuo-Deficiency aka Immunoglobulin IgG Subclass Deficiency and Lead Poisoning (an update is coming soon!).

The room is pink.  Pink.  As in p.i.n.k.  I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that my little princess is a girly girl.  I gave in and created a room that catered to her tastes because the room is, after all, hers.  Hence the pink walls, BUT only two of them are a diminutive pink that resembles the pale satin of a ballet shoe. The other two walls are a pale bluish color named "sigh".   If I listened to the Bear, her room would be a cross between magenta and bright purple.





There was a lot of DIY craft-tastic fun, but have no fear because this non-creative mama bear actually figured out how to make a few items that did not require a lot of time or effort.  The links in this post either show you where to buy the items or how to make them.

Personalized Art Creations:


Modge Podge Personalized Letters:
I am shouting out to my dear friend Cathy who first gave me the idea.
DIY Personalized Letters

Letters: can be found at Michael's or Hobby Lobby



Photo Memory Board:
DIY Photo Memory Board


Fabric: Hancock Fabrics





Bow Organizer:
This is super easy.  Just follow the beginning directions on the Photo Memory Board tutorial.  Then instead of criss-crossing the ribbon, run the ribbon vertically with about 2.5 inches between each ribbon.  Ta-Da! DIY Bow holder.
Fabric and Ribbon: Hobby Lobby




Wall Art:
Etsy is Your Friend.  As is Pinterest.

Blond Girl Prints:

These four pictures I found from Etsy Seller rkdsign88 by searching for "cupcake".  What I love about her art work is that you can do a grouping of 4 pieces measuring 8x10.  You can choose the hair color too.  I saw this print and thought it was my Ellie.

"Making Cupcakes"

These prints were my inspiration for the rest of the room--Cupcake Meets Princess.  I bought frames for $4 each at IKEA.  A great deal that comes with some issues.  Such as trying to hang them equally and getting them to hang straight.  When I get around to it (i.e. in a year or so), I think that I will attach my own frame mounts to the back of the frames).  All four are hanging in a grouping over Ellie's dresser.

Top Left: Oops More Lovely Cupcakes
Top Right: Adorable
Bottom Left: A Princess
Bottom Right: Making Cupcakes



Scrapbook Cupcake Wall Art:
I am announcing that I actually made something from one of my pins on Pinterest.  Typically, I just pin and pin and well, never do anything after that.  I found the cupcake hole puncher at Joann's.  This piece of art is hanging over Ellie's bookshelf across from her bed.



How-To from Patches of Pink: Cupcake Picture Frame


Shadow Box:



Fabrics and Linen:

The fabric that I used is seen throughout the room--in the Shadow Bow, within the embroidery hoops, on the Bow Holder and Fabric Photo Memory Board, as well as on her bedding.


Embroidery Hoop Wall Art: (aka cheapest wall art ever)
I mainly used Fat Quilting Quarters from Hancock and Joann's, but used ~ 1/3 yard with the flannel cupcake fabric.  Yes, I mixed my fabrics.  Cotton and flannel, together.  I was going to spray paint the flimsy wooden embroidery hoops, but got too lazy so they are hanging out au-natural.  The Bear is able to remove the blue one and the large cupcake one by standing on her bed.  I am not overly concerned because they will not cause an injury (well, maybe a splinter or something equally anticlimactic) nor will it be a huge deal if she breaks the $0.59 hoop.




Bedding:
The Chunky Chicken is not a big fan of a flat sheet, a quilt, a duvet, or even a blanket so I tried to spice things up with pillow cases.  Not that she sleeps with pillows either.  I used the same flannel as the embroidery hoop--from Hancock.  The other cupcake fabric is from Hobby Lobby.  If you can sew a somewhat straight line, then you can do this.  Here is a great youtube Tutorial.





Curtains:
Again, if you can sew a straight line, you can do this.  I purchased 6 yard of this fabric from Hobby Lobby.  Cut it in half--so ~3 yards for each panel.  I double hemmed the sides, top, and bottom of each panel.  I then folded over the top of each panel by about 3-4 inches and sewed a straight line, creating a tunnel for the curtain rod to slide through.  I used the left over fabric for a small envelope-style pillow [not pictured].

I know I said that there were 2 pink walls and now you can finally see the pink wall in this pick.


For all my griping about the pink, I really need to embrace the girly-ness of my awesomely sassy daughter.  After all, my husband thinks nothing of walking out of a Walmart with a bright pink plastic swimming pool because he "thought she would like the pink over the blue".  I should be more like my husband.  Andrew, if you are reading this post, ignore the previous sentence.  Like, erase it from your mind completely.

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    1. Thanks you, Crystal. Every day she points to the pillows and signs "cake".

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  2. Seriously, lots of fun in that room! You went all craft-tastic and I love it. I'm going to try to the hoop project with some Sesame Street fabric and Super Why if I can find it!

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    1. I know that you can find Sesame Street, but not sure about Super Why. I will keep an eye out for Super Why--I don't have much luck with Hancock. Joann's and Hobby Lobby carry better fabrics. Or you can buy online. Hmmmm, I need to research! Super readers, to the rescue!

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    1. Thanks, Becca. I can sort of sew a straight line. . . these projects are forgiving, each, cheap, and fast.

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  4. I love all your DIYs! Everything is so cute and I must have that cupcake hole punch; Joann's here I come.

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    1. I am trying to remember which Joann's. I KNEW you would like the hole punch :)

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  5. That's darling! I LOVED the cupcake hole punch picture, and her shadow box... awwwe!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. You have been getting crafty over on your blog too! One of these days I will get brave and try to quilt. I might ask you to hold my hand!

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    1. Some how, I KNEW you would say that! I am learning to embrace this girly-girl daughter of mine.

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  8. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! The bow holder is so totally cute!!!! The letters are perfect!! Happy Pink Room, Miss Ellie!! Your mama is very talented!

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    1. We need to make Super Joe a super hero room! Well, without the bow holder. Maybe a cape-holder?

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    1. Gracious! I will cry with Miss Arlynn gets her big girl room.

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