Saturday, January 23, 2010
Yes, the birthday crown was finished in time! It worked out exactly how I pictured it in my head, so I was really pleased with the results. And Little Man LOVES it. He wore it almost the entire day on his birthday. It is nice when you spend a lot of effort on a project to have the work appreciated by the recipient.
I used two colours of felt for the body of the crown, and repeated this layout on the back. Little Man loves nature and the outdoors, and I wanted to create images on the crown that would have a lot of meaning for him both now and in the future. There is a cedar tree, a sun, and a mountain towering over the ocean.
Although I machine-sewed the body of the crown together, all the designs were hand-embroidered (both the detailing and in attaching them to the body).
I sewed velcro to the ends of the crown, both to make it adjustable (it even fits me!) and reversible. The moon on the reverse side of the crown makes it a great wizard's hat. I know we will have fun incorporating this crown into our daily play.
For more photos of the crown, including closeups of the detailing, please visit my Flickr site.