Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Blank Canvas Makes My Fingers Itch


Last night I had a houseful of relatives. Our niece Hannah and her two daughters Lucy and Cora. Our brilliant niece Sarah, and our nephew Clay's boys, Tyler and Taterbug (he has a real name but I don't know what it is!)

I fell instantly in love with little six month old Cora! As you will see, she is so precious, happy, chubby, cuddly...all the things a baby should be. She was born with Plagiocephaly
(flat head syndrome) and wears a helmet for 23 hours a day as her head reshapes itself. What a medical miracle! She only has two weeks left...bless her little baby heart. Did I mention how much I love her??

Here is her little pink helmet:

Look at those chubby arms! Isn't she cute?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking??


So, I asked her mother if I could haul out the Mod Podge and pretty paper to "fancy it up" a little. She was very trusting (thanks Hannah!) and I set to work. The more I cut and decoupaged, the more excited we all got. I LOVE the way it turned out. I think Cora did too! Let me know what your think.

I now give you...the reinvented "helmet". (I kind of want one too.)





I used Satin Mod Podge. However, I should have used Outdoor Mod Podge so that it could be washed. I didn't have any and Hannah said there were only two weeks left, after all, so it really wouldn't matter.

I must confess that I've always wanted to be featured on Mod Podge Rocks! However, my idea to decoupage my car's dashboard didn't turn out so well. Don't ask, and stop laughing. SO...this is my best shot. Amy, if you are reading this, you're welcome!!






11 comments:

Mel said...

cutest!!

Richard & Natalie said...

So flippin' cute! Cora is lucky to know someone as crafty as you. And you've given me a decoupauge idea...and no, it's not my dashboard.

Hee, hee, hee. I'm still giggling!!

Rachel said...

I love it!! I'd have done the same.

When we found out Levi needed to wear a helmet, we found one with blinky lights on it. I figured, if the kid needs a helmet, mine as well make it fun!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

She is so cute - and who doesn't love a Mod Podged helmet??

Cass said...

So cuute!!

Tess said...

She is adorable and the helmet is so much prettier for such a cute little gal! Well done......

Judy said...

Congrats on being featured! It's your dream come true :)

I love how it turned out...what a great way to make that helmet more tolerable for everyone who cares for her.

Becca said...

Oh how this little girl touched my heart! She is precious! I too, have a daughter that was born with plageocephaly and wore a helmet. My little girl was in it months and has been out 1 year this week, so this lil girl was immediately near to my heart! And with the beautiful (NOT) pink helmet we had, that was identical other than the great decorations, I wish I had of thought of that!! My little Ali will be 2 in December, and now has the most beautiful, perfect head!

Thank you for sharing that with us!

So-N-LoVe2006 said...

That is the greatest idea EVER!!! What a cutie pie.

Rachel said...

Did you just use regular paper and Mod Podge? My son has plagio and we're wanting to decorate his helmet. Have design ideas, but are now wondering how to. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what type of paper you decided to use?

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