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Monday, January 25, 2010

Crafty girl-y gifts

Yesterday I was feeling crafty (okay, let's be honest, I'm always feeling crafty, but yesterday it was more craft crafty than "crafty"), but also girly. With Indy, I can do lots of craft things, but not girly. Sometimes I just need to be girly and luckily TOM and TOM's wife (who will now be known at the Contessa, for while she is Hispanic, grew up in Italy, speaks Italian and loves Italian foods and wine) have 2 girly girls. The younger one (Principessa) is more girly than the older one (Mona Lisa), but they're both girly and I love it. I decided to make monogrammed canvases for them last night. Pink and purple and green and jewels! Hurrah!!!!!

Principessa is 5 and super girly. She loves pink and green. My kind of girl.

Here it is from the side. Principessa is more of a go with the flow free form kind of girl (who loves my shoes, thus showing she has excellent taste), so I didn't want to center her initial or make the decor around it too balanced.

Mona Lisa (so named because of her love of all things Davinci, especially the Mona Lisa) is 9 and much more structured than Principessa. Mona Lisa is also a HUGE fan of purple. Big time. She also really likes things to balance out, so I went a little more traditional and even for her. Well, it's hand done so it's not perfectly even, but that's okay. Hers has pink polka dots on the side, but I forgot to take a photo of that.

Here they are together. The canvases are small, probably 5x5, and the perfect size for a cute little gift. They took me about 30 minutes total, plus drying time. The girls loved them and I got to do something girly.


susan said...

Darling! These would make great birthday gifts!

Working Mommy said...

SUPER cute!!! I love them :)


Laura said...

so cute! Good job. Still no girls in our family for me to do something girl-y, but luckily some mommy friends have girls!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are so cute!!! :) Would be fun to do in my girls' rooms. I often wish we had some Legos or GI Joes around. :)

JennyMac said...

These are darling!!!!

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