A Doll’s Princess Crown and A Little Girl’s Craft Room

Yesterday's post featured the Delicate Lace Thinlits Dies I used to make a beautiful Petal Pink card. If you haven't checked it out yet, I hope you will because today's blog post is an extension of yesterday's post. While playing with the Delicate Lace Edgelits for the first time and using the lovely Petal Pink card stock, I kept seeing a "crown". After creating the card, I decided I just had to make some kind of crown. I was thinking little girl's birthday party, dance recital celebration, baby shower and how this lace edge could be used for different invitations, party favors, napkin rings, etc. But then it dawned on my, "why don't I just make a princess crown for a doll?" I thought of getting my daughters' American Girl dolls out. (They are safely packed to pass on to granddaughters some day.) But before I even headed downstairs to get them, I thought my little crafting buddy Ainsley could use a crown for her doll named Katelyn. I cut out the crown using my Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, and Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies. Next I embellished it with a strip of Champagne Foil Paper and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems. Then I punched a hole in each end of the crown and attached a piece of Baker's Twine to each end. We wrapped the crown around the doll's head and tied a bow in back with the Baker's Twine ends. Doesn't "Katelyn" look precious in her princess crown? I love how it turned out and think Ainsley likes it too.

Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies by Stampin' up!

Ainsley's family was moving to a new house in their neighborhood just before I moved from Cincinnati to Columbus. I was fortunate to share the family's first meal in their new house after their closing. We had a pizza dinner sitting on the floor and in lawn chairs in their breakfast nook. It was so much fun. Before dinner, however, I had a tour of the new house. When I saw the finished basement, I was surprised to see what looked to me like a craft room or craft nook with built in shelving. You know how that kind of thing gets me excited. (I can almost hear you all snickering.) Carrie, Ainsley's mom, told me when they first brought the kids over to see the house, Ainsley pointed and exclaimed in all seriousness, "this can be my craft room". Gotta love that girl! Well, I recently went to see my littles and their parents so got to see the house that has since become their home. Ainsley and her mom went above and beyond adding more storage bins, a bulletin board, and a bright, colorful rug to make this craft room something special. It appeared that there was a place for everything, and it was well organized. I loved seeing retired embellishments in their Stampin' Up! plastic containers and other craft items Ainsley inherited from me. I can't wait to go again when I can spend some one-on-one time crafting with Ainsley in the room she designated as her craft room. How lucky is she to have a craft room at age 7? I wonder if she knows how envious us avid crafters are. Someday, she'll understand.



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