Tuesday, May 26, 2009

lord of the skies..

my step-son's birthday crown!
when he saw lexi's birthday crown, he immediately asked if he would get one for his birthday, and sure enough he will be..

i was trying for a lunar phases sort of idea, but i'm not entirely happy with how it turned out, because i didn't have quite enough space to comfortably fit the gibbous moons (love that word), but it looks slightly empty without them too.. that & the crescents look rather weird in this photo for some reason?!

This crown is created from a piece of wet-felted.. umm.. felt, obviously ;-) (in the two swirly blue colours), which i then needle-felted decorations onto, and added hand-coloured wooden ribbons & silver ribbons for the closure.

The knitted then felted crown definitely makes a sturdier crown shape, but when the time factor is taken into account, plus the versitility of wet-felting with fibre, then i think this is a good option too!

I'm not 100% happy with it, but i'm sure the recipient will be!

5 comments:

artificiallymythic said...

The felted crown is an excellent idea. And I think the moons all look pretty good. Funky rocket. I'm sure it will be worn with much excitement.

Sharonnz said...

Love, love, love the wet-felting idea. Should try that next time since I've got a mountain of roving;-)

highwaycottage said...

I really like it. Cam would be beside himself if I made him one with a rocket on it. I can see some of my newly made felt being made into a crown for an upcoming birthday :-)

nova_j said...

yeah go for it viv!!

and sharon - bubblewrap is the key i reckon ;) keeps everything in place & doubles the agitation!

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I think that looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the rocket, as well as the moon phases. :)