Monday, April 19, 2010

More Princess and the Pea...

The Princess and the Pea
I've FOUND the original photo that inspired me to make our invitations! When I wrote the original post I couldn't find her again, but searching tonight, I did! I found this lovely set of mattresses this super talented crafter made for a friend, and then promptly lost it. I did, however, have the image in my mind through the entire planning of the party. I had intended to make a set for my princess for her birthday present, but after sewing 10 pillows for 10 princesses - which I'll post later - I was DONE. Maybe one day...

AND the day before our party, I realized I didn't OWN a single copy of the story of the Princess and the Pea, and how on earth was I going to tell 10 girls the story?! We ran to our favorite book store, A Children's Place, they dug through a brand newly arrived box, only to find this perfect book:
The Princess and the Pea
And now that I've found Viola and Pearl again, I see the book was HER inspiration! Oh my....


  1. Ha! I didn't realize from your comment to me that you bought the book without realizing that I'd posted about it (I can be slow like that). That is funny. It's so perfect, isn't it? I bought one for my daughter, too. (I kind of want to add it to my craft book collection instead of letting my daughter keep it in her room.)And, I, too, had every intention of making my girl a set of mattresses to go with, but that wasn't happening after sewing all of those for the gift. On to new things!

    Thanks for the shout out!

  2. hi! i didn't post a photo of your gorgeous mattresses, would you mind if i did?

    i adore that book! it IS just perfect. Mae said she was going to keep it safe and not let anyone "dent the cover". :D She seems to think it is as wonderful as i do.