Monday, October 11, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is a Princess Sword

That's mostly true.  Except change "I" to "my 3-year-old niece" and "Christmas" to "Birthday".

But don't change the part that says "Princess Sword."  Whatever the world a "princess sword" is . . . that's apparently what she wants.

After my COLOSSAL FAIL of a handmade birthday gift for her last year, I really needed another chance to flex my creative muscles and make something she might actually not be terrified of like.

Lately my nieces have been on a superhero kick.  I have been wanting a reason for awhile to make something like this, so I ventured a guess and asked my sister whether she thought the soon to be 3-year-old would like a superhero cape.  She told me that she was sure that would go over well, but also told me about this whole "princess sword" that my niece has been rambling about lately.

Since neither my sister nor I actually knew what a "princess sword" was, I decided to go looking around on eBay for something that might fit the bill.  She's 3, so it had to be kinda kid-friendly (yes, I know we're talking about a sword here).  My first thought honestly was of She-Ra.

Otra joya
Image by Reindertot via Flickr
Remember her?  How could you not . . . she was the Princess of Power after all.  When I was a kid I was She-Ra at least 2 years in a row for Halloween.  Maybe 3.  Who can remember these things?  Anyway, I loved her.  She was totally cool and rode on a unicorn . . . and she TOTALLY had a princess sword.

Which ruled.  Definitely my favorite part of the costume.  Well, that and the headdress.

Anyway, I'm sure there are very few 3-year-old's out there today who have ever seen She-Ra, let alone heard of her . . . I'm pretty positive my niece never has.  So it was not necessary to try and achieve the actual She-Ra look.

Instead I just typed in "pink sword" into the eBay search bar and watched the results pop up.  I ended up getting her an inflatable pink sword for about $2.

Then I went on a  little side trip to the fabric store to rustle up some princess superhero worthy fabrics for a proper princess superhero cape.  Good thing I brought Little Miss with me.  She's very keen at spotting such types of fabric.  The fact that she's also 3 made me pretty confident that she would make a wise selection.

She did not disappoint.  Sparkly stars for the front, sparkly pink for the inside, a little sparkly green for the shield, some polka dot pink ribbons for the safety ties and BAM.
Pink Princess SuperHero Cape - Emblem

Pink Princess SuperHero Cape with Pink Princess Blow Up Sword

Whoa.  If this one isn't a hit, I'm going to have to have a talking to with Little Miss.  ;)

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i am not October 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

First off, I'd like to say that I LOVE your wookie. I had not seen that post before and I think you were way to hard on yourself - I think its adorable. If your niece doesn't like that cape, she is not a true 3 year old girl lol! Its awesome and I have 3 little girls over here that would LOVE one of those. Great job!

Tammy @ she wears flowers October 11, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

This is GREAT! Way to go--she has to love it!

Skooks October 11, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

i am not -
Thanks. But you do realize the "wookie" is supposed to be a "bunny", right? LOL. I have heard that it was tossed in a corner and no one dares go near and play with it. Poor bunny wookie. :(

she wears flowers -
I like your attitude. I think she must have to love it too . . . if not, my daughter will steal it back because of course, now that she's seen it she wants one too. ;)

Sara October 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

Oh yes, this one will be a hit, fer sure.

Jessica October 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

First off, I love She-Ra . . . how awesome was she?

Secondly, the cape is gorgeous.

Thirdly, your wookie-bunny post made me laugh so hard I cried. I would love him/her/it ;)

Kathy October 11, 2010 at 10:50 PM  

Whoa, that is definitely going to be a hit with that special 3 year old niece!!! Great job for sure, that will definitely NOT end up in a corner. Sure hope I get to see her "in action"... or should I say "super action". Perfect!

Kathy October 11, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

PS: I won't be surprised if big sis wants one as well!

izzy October 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

Looks so fun!!!!!!! I bet she'll love it!!! Love the colors!!!

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