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Napping with the Pixelated Princess

Kindy starts in just a week and a half and a towel for nap/rest time was on our list of items to send to school. Though the ease of buying a princess towel was tempting, I had to go the more difficult route.

Meet Sleeping Beauty.  Yes, a videogame style Aurora.



(She’s hiding from the camera.)


Welcome to Kindergarten.  Now put your name on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.


Some detail.


There are two skin tones, three pinks in the dress and three golds in her hair.  It was pretty difficult to pixelize such a complex drawing that had so much dimension.  Getting Mario at the right resolution is a *lot* easier.  The hardest part was the eyes but I think they came out ok.  Defintely better than some of the earlier iterations of her.  I won’t share those.

Liam had to test out the blanket too. (Funny thing.  Liam is wearing his pixelated Space Invaders-ish PJs.)


Apparently he approved.


So Maeve is happily snuggled up with her new quilt in bed tonight.  I wonder how long it will take her to ask for one for home once this one goes to school…

8 thoughts on “Napping with the Pixelated Princess”

  1. Alyson says:

    I love it! Oh, my oldest is going to kindergarten too, but not until after labor day. She will feel like she is at home during her rest time! What a great idea. I’m thinking maybe I could tackle a MUCH simpler version. 🙂

  2. Sarah F. says:

    That is so cool! Good job.

  3. Melissa says:

    Hey Emily, this reminds me – as I don’t think you are checking out the older boy section of Gap Kids, they have a big boy backpack that is pixelated spaceships and stuff. Totally reminded me of you! They are on sale for 30% off now too. 😉

  4. Debbie says:

    Oooops — left my quilt comment under the Ipod App. Your poor hubby – all quilts, all the time. Sorry.

  5. emily says:

    That backpack is pretty cool! I got Liam a Wall-E one the other day even though he doesn’t need it. Sigh.

  6. Christy says:

    Emily, that’s so cool! I can’t let A. see it… her kindergarten towel just won’t compete! lol. How wonderful that Maeve will have such a special reminder of Mommy’s love right there with her in class every day. You’re such a great mom.

  7. Holly says:

    Your quilt is just beautiful! Did you do her name by hand? I’m trying to figure out how to put my niece’s name on a quilt I’m making her, any tips? =)

  8. Ruth says:

    Wow, She’ll be the envy of all the other little girls in her class. She’ll always feel safe and happy with a piece of your love near by.

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