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« on: July 01, 2011 08:28:51 PM »

I made these crowns for my niece Charlie and three of her little friends who all turned 2 withing 2 weeks of one another.  They had a joint birthday party in the park and I thought the crowns would be a fun addition to the celebration.  (I know that one of the crowns isn't lined up properly and it is driving me NUTS.  My husband kindly tells me that nothing handmade is perfect and that I need to let it go, but golly, stuff like that bugs me.)



The crowns are sewn, embroidered and/or felted.  There is a piece of elastic covered in fabric on the back, so one size fits all.  I also put a stabilizer between the layers and some heat n' bond to help fuse it all together before stitching it.

This is the crown I am working on now, for Rowan who is turning 4.  I made the doodads with Sculpey clay, and I felted the little colorful circles.  I think it needs a little something more, so I will work on that in the morning before his mother comes to pick it up.





I especially like this little alien guy.  Don't really know who/what he is, but I dig him...



Happy, happy, they make me happy!  

Thanks for taking a lookie-look.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011 09:34:30 PM »

Those are darling!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011 05:54:32 AM »

They are so cute! And they look perfect to me. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011 12:18:08 PM »

I love them! they are all so fun Smiley if it were my kiddies i would leave off the wire twists because i know they'd end up snagged in DD's hair... but any kid would be thrilled to wear these cool crowns!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011 06:22:23 PM »

these are fab!! any tute available? my youngest niece is turning 3 this month she would love one
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011 09:16:28 AM »

They are precious!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011 09:28:17 PM »

What a fantastic idea! The bright colors are so fun.

Forget the kids, I want a grown-up sized crown!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011 09:44:52 AM »

What a fantastic idea! The bright colors are so fun.

Forget the kids, I want a grown-up sized crown!!

Me too.  Love them.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011 12:57:03 PM »

Thanks, friends!   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011 01:08:57 PM »

those are fabulous!  I bet they were a hit.
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