My granddaughter Avery, the namesake of my blog, is having her first ballet recital today. She is 4 1/2 now and has been going to ‘Ballerina School’ for over a year. I don’t know about her, but I’m very excited about her first recital. Let’s just hope she doesn’t freeze on stage, thank you Brian King for putting that in my head : )
To honor her first recital I wanted to make something for her that was of course ballerina related. I created the ballerina hanging on the bag using my new Silhouette and a download file – just $0.99. I added some bling because Avery, already at the age of 4, loves bling. She is very much a ‘girl’.
I found this doll in a little store up in Amish country here in Ohio this week and thought it would be perfect. Avery has dark brown hair and very dark brown eyes so to find a doll that also had those attributes was a real win.
Somewhere along the line I had received this gift bag. If you can’t tell from the picture, the bag is clear with white leaves and flowers on it. I used some of my Blendability Markers – available for purchase later this summer/fall – to color in the flowers and leaves. Blendability markers are alcohol based and so, like a permanent marker, can write and stay on most anything.
Before and after…
In my next post I’ll report on how she did and a picture of the real Avery in her recital costume.
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