Friday, May 25, 2012

a knitted birthday crown

I have a sweet niece celebrating her 5th birthday. Anyone turning five certainly needs a birthday crown, don't you think? This little girl loves all things dress-up and princess-y and pink, so I'm hoping this little gift suits her just fine.


I used this pattern (also seen here).

I decided to embellish the crown a bit with some felt cut out in the initial of her first name. Some glitter paint dotted on the letter mimics tiny diamonds.


And although I have absolutely no sewing ability, I just couldn't resist making a little veil for the back, too! I used part of an old sheer curtain, gathered it, and sewed it on by hand as best I could. No doubt a close-up will offend anyone with sewing knowledge, but I think it looks pretty snazzy from afar.


Here you can see my unwilling model, with a stick for a wand, and who prefers not to have anything sit upon her head. Clearly, she doesn't feel the need for a crown - her kingdom recognizes her without it ;)

15 comments:

  1. Oh, WELL DONE!!!!!!! Your wee princess most certainly does NOT need a crown to rule her kingdom :)

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  2. What a clever idea for a gift... and the photos of your wee princess are adorable!

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  3. No sewing ability??? I would have never been able to think up something so precious! And speaking of precious, the wee one is that and more!

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  4. wow!! sew cute. (ha, funny? not funny?) seriously though that's adorable!

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  5. Love it!!!! My little man has a felt birthday crown, but a knitted one might be ready for his next birthday, so awesome!

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  6. Such a great birthday present for a little princess !

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  7. Happy birthday to your darling princess! I love the veil idea. :)

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  8. Very sweet! I may be making one of these for my own soon-to-be-5-year-old. Thank you!

    Mia

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  9. What a great gift for a little 5-year-old Princess! You did a fabulous job, despite what your own little Princess thinks! :)

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  10. Jaime this is awesome! So creative! I love it. What a thoughtful gift!

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  11. That is just such a beautiful gift Jaime!! You did wonderful job! I am still trying to get the twins to keep things on their heads lol! just love the additon of the veil....so so special x

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  12. Thank you all for your sweet words!

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  13. That is adorable! I bet she will love it!

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  14. so pretty, Jaime! And your model is perfectly "gudgy," a word my oldest child invented to describe babies at that perfect stage of being sturdy and cuddly enough to sit up and withstand lots of hugging.

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