This post has been in my draft as soon as the party ended, but I just couldn't finish it. I started typing out half a page, but felt that it wasn't good enough. But I thought I'd better get this done and over with. This project is one of my proudest yet. Hence, the difficulty in making sure that I tell the story perfectly. But like this project, it comes with imperfections. So, embrace the imperfections for that makes it perfect! :)
Yesterday, I delivered a 6ft tall photobooth. And oh, what a drama it was!
I was asked by my friend, Deensy to design a photobooth for her daughter's third birthday party. The theme, she told me was Disney Princesses! I was beyond excited because just a few weeks before, I was thinking to myself how fun would it be to design a girl's party. So, I was all geared up for this party.
She told me that her daughter, Soph loves the movie Tangled, which is adapted from the fairy tale, Rapunzel. She loves the long hair that Rapunzel has and even uses the measurement tape as her pretend "long golden hair'!
So, I did some research on Google to get some ideas of how the tower looks like, and how to go about making the photobooth. Gave my sketch to Dina and she loved my idea!
It took me exactly one week to make this tower. I used a refrigerator box as my base. I carved out the window and the door, used scrapes of cardboard to make the bricks and scalloped roof and made creeping vines and flowers from old newspapers.
I painted and repainted the tower, all the while thinking of that lil' girl's face when she sees the tower. I wanted the photobooth to be the most awesome thing that she's seen!
I made sure that everything was perfect. Everything was glued properly, the flowers have tinge of oranges in them so they look real, and the walls painted the right shade of grey.
And everything was perfect! It stood proud in my living room, waiting to be transported to the party.
And that is when the drama begins.
The tower didn't fit into my sister's car, even after we had flatten the backseats. It just wouldn't fit! We had to crushed the tower in order to make it fit. Oh, how my heart broke when I had to tear apart my creation. I was so close to tears and my hands were shaking. But, I remembered what Asma's mum told her in this post. And I pulled myself together.
I managed to fix the tower at Dina's house. I reassembled and repainted the part that was crushed. Alhamdulillah, it was all good!
More importantly, Soph loves the tower. She was happy with her long braided hair. And to this day, she is still playing with the tower. And that makes me feel awesome again. :)
|The process. From a refrigerator box to a life size tower. I made husband modelled in the tower.|
|The details. Branches, leaves and flowers.|
|The finished product. Princess Soph in her Tangled tower.|
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