Birthday Crown

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.

7 comments:

Tan Family said...

Wow! Adjustable, too. I love this. Your fine details and handstitching makes the crown extra special!

emmalina73 said...

This is fabulous! I love the moon on the inside, what a wonderful detail.

Sarabella said...

Gorgeous crown! I'm tempted to make one for my youngest who is turning 3 on Sunday. But I fear he wouldn't wear it. Maybe I'll do it anyway, along with the cake and the food and the bunting and the pillow case ... uh oh!

Eagle Loft said...

Thank you all for your kind words! :)

Ally said...

What a neat idea Carmen... if I stood half a chance of getting a crown on Carter's head I might try and do one for his birthday in a few weeks (not sure when though). Happy Belated Birthday to your little guy. Glad you got some good news recently.

Christine said...

oh, this crown is so nice. I love the moon on the inside!!

Alia said...

Love this! Your work is impeccable! I am so enjoying strolling through your blog! Keep up the great work!

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