A piggy for my nugget

Two Fancy posts in a row...yay for me!  If you follow me on Facebook, you may have read that I will be making my craft fair debut at the Virginia Beach Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 12th.  I'll be teaming up with Jessica from Me Sew Crazy, sharing a booth and some friendly conversation while we make the world Sew Crazy Fancy, one kid at a time!  Jessica will have lots of gorgeous, boutique-quality children's clothing and accessories up for sale, and due to the customized nature of my work, I will have a few fan favorites on display and will mainly be taking orders for Fancy stuff.

In order to have a solid display at the craft fair, I figured now was as good a time as any to finally make a piggy bank for Camryn.  Seems I work well under pressure, as I completed Brynn's piggy bank with hours to spare before my first open house last fall!  The timing was perfect...I had a really busy day with the kids, and wanted to sit on the couch with a glass of wine and watch some playoff hockey.  Why not do that with a piggy on my lap?  

Turns out, Camryn's piggy bank gave me just about as much trouble as its namesake!  Somehow, Camryn's name ended up being more than a little crooked, and unlike the Christmas ornaments that allow me to simply wipe the paint off with nail polish remover and start over, piggy banks aren't as forgiving.  The nail polish remover basically just smudges the paint and removes the glossy finish, creating a big mess instead of erasing one.  I was able to work on the letters for a while to make it less ridiculously crooked, and I'm loving how the rest turned out to coordinate with the decor of Camryn's bedroom.  First, the inspiration:

By the way, I'm so glad I got this bedding when I did because it is nowhere to be found now.  Nowhere.  Not even eBay.  I don't get it!

Anyhoo, here's how Camryn's piggy turned out:

I don't have paint pens in the color pinks I needed for an exact match, so I improvised and added a little yellow to the seahorse.   

Now all the kid needs are a few non-essentials for her room like, you know, a headboard, nightstand, the pictures I made almost a year ago to be hung up on her walls.  That kind of thing.  All I can say is this kid better start filling that piggy bank...she's got exquisite taste in dresses!

Large piggy banks like Camryn's are available for purchase for $28 (yup, I've raised my prices a teeny bit, but they're still lower than most!), while medium piggies are still $15.  Email me at karen.psimas@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook to place an order.  Oh, and PS - trying to think of a May special as we speak!

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