Monday, March 20, 2006

I'll take "Things having to do with Princesses" for $200, Alex

Can I ask for some help from those of you with children into princess stuff? Or maybe you are really into princess stuff and can offer some suggestions (it's ok, no one needs to know). We are mercifully far away from loving all things Disney and princess-related, and I was never much into that stuff, so I'm at a loss and I need help to finish a project.

I'm embroidering (by machine) a quilt top with all kinds of princess-related junk, and I need some phrases/words having to do with princess life. I already have "princess," "fairy godmother," and "handsome prince." I could probably squeeze "once upon a time" in somewhere, but I need a few (maybe 2 or 3 more) shorter things to add.

The hitch is, I can't use "belle" or "cinderella" or anything from a specific story/movie. I went with "handsome prince" instead of "prince charming" for that reason.

You guys got any ideas? I'm hoping to finish this one up today and get on to other things, so I anxiously await your brilliance!! Thanks in advance, and I'll post a pic when it's done!


HangerMom said...

Hmm... I'm trying to think of shorter ones. There's the "shooting star" theme with things like "wish upon a star", "dream", "wish" etc that ties into the fantasy of princessnes. You could maybe do "glass slipper" or "magic mirror" since those are from the original fairy tale and not Disney specific, but I don't know if they're too specific to individual stories.

I'm drawing a blank on anything else, but if something pops to mind, I'll come back and post again!

Renee said...

(Just de-lurking for the first time)

Happily ever after?

Is that too long?

I enjoy your blog!

Teresa said...

Have you thought of using less comercerlised story lines? like the frog prince, or the princess and the pea? Maybe looking up the stories online would help? We aren't into the comercialised stories here either.. she does have a few generic story books though. I was "lucky" enough to be brought up on the original folk tales, so yeah.. I don't have a glamorised opinion of them. We do medieval reinactment too, and I am sure THAT isn't what you need either.

Jenn said...

what about castle, tiara, white horse, crown, throne? that's just off the top of my head. good luck!

Karen said...
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kate said...

Boy, you gals really know your princess stuff! I've used some of these suggestions and the quilt is almost done. Thanks!!