Thursday, February 4, 2010

Super Roxy to the Rescue

Faster than unwanted split pea soup
Lungs more powerful than an air raid siren
Able to leap over baby sister in a single bound.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Roxy

We were invited to a 4 year olds birthday party. I was in a dilemma as what to get her. We have a 2 year old son and right now he is all about Elmo and his Nappers (his #1 monkey). What to get a 4 year old girl who is constantly zipping around, hurdling over the family dog and thinks thought it was fun when daddy wrecked his bike with her on it, her reaction to the fall “do it again Daddy”. What else, but her very own super hero’s cape (super powers not include). Now she can cause havoc wherever she goes and her identity will remain a secret.

This cape is made from a pattern I obtained abut 15 years ago. I have used it to make capes for all of our nieces and nephews.


This time around I went with a deep purple hue, perfect for the super hero who wants to be fashionable while saving the world or picking on villainous boys.

I made a pattern for the shield and cut it out of contrasting colors of felt.
I added a button closer and an hour later I had a super hero cape just waiting for the super hero to wear it.

I really hope she doesn’t try to fly off the roof of the house in it. I once jumped off the barn with an umbrella, but that is a story better left for another time.

16 comments:

Jasmine said...

So cool. That is exactly what four year olds are all aout. Super heroes. My almost 4 year old tells me often.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What fun! You did a really nice job on the letter, too!

Julie said...

That is so great! What a lucky little birthday girl!

A mermaid in the attic said...

Very cool, I love capes! I made my girls one each recently for a Medieval Festival, complete with long pointed hoods, out of polar fleece (came in very handy on a chilly winter afternoon wandering around the 'Fayre'). They wore them over the 'princess' dresses my mum made for their birthdays, and they got so many compliments. My 5 yo was told she was the most beautiful lady at the whole festival...if it didn't make her day, it certainly made mine!

Jenny Fowler said...

What a great gift!! She sounds like a riot!

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mandapanda said...

How fabulous is that?! Seriously, even I want one now!!! You did a bang-up job!!

Salihan said...

That's awesome! You've got a great writing style! Hope your daughter doesn't fly off the roof too. :) me@salihan.com

Sarah said...

That's brilliant! I hope she caused havoc in a suitably heroic and anonymous way!

Melobeau said...

This is SO cool. What a GREAT present for the lucky little girl! It will fuel her creativity and imagination. So nicely made, too.

susanna said...

What a fantastic present! So original! She may never take it off! Please let us know how she reacted to her superhero cape.

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Christine said...

How fun! Very lucky little superhero :)

Lisa said...

What a brilliant idea - and so perfectly executed! Either of my kiddos would love this.

Yep - I'd love to know what adventures will follow in this cape. :)

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Deedra said...

This is wonderful! How did she like it? I'll bet it was love at first sight!