Thursday, September 3, 2009

Birthday Crowns for the kiddos

My Mom bought us this awesome set of princess crowns (well.... actually she bought all the sets) and we made some up for Boo's birthday. I have to say, that out of all the things: puppets, softies, pillows, clothes, whatever that I've made them- these are one of their all time favorites. Ella, especially, has worn hers everyday since I made them. And they were fun to make, too!

They are made completely in the hoop and you put a layer of craft foam in between the stabilizer and the fabric- wow. I would have never thought of that and it actually worked REALLY well. When they're done sewing- they just pop right out! I am going to make one of these for everyone I know on their birthday. I can't wait to try out the other sets either- go check em out here.

They are not a quick project- but WELL worth the effort. The kids picked all their own fabrics, thread colors, and gems (except Lucy- she didn't care!) I also made Ella a bracelet- it's cool, too!

We added the gems... which were almost $10 whoa! from Hobby Lobby- but since it was Ella's birthday and she 'REALLY WANTED THEM!' We did it. Does anyone know of a cheaper place to get those things? Our Wal-Mart doesn't have them- unless I'm looking in the wrong spot. Although, for all the joy they've gotten from playing with them... I guess it's not that bad.

Here's about a zillion photos because I couldn't choose which ones I liked the best!

more birthday stuff tomorrow!