Where is my little elf when I need him??? My sewing machine is smokin’ from all the work going on! Check out some of the cool custom orders recently received:
The green dragon is definitely my favorite. The wings are three dimensional, popping off the edge of the crown and up into the air! The fire is also a three dimensional feature, and the dragon is trying to light the candle on a cupcake. This crown can be customized. Replace the cupcake with a castle, a damsel in distress, a mauled animal, I don’t know! Contact me to discuss the possibilities!
Here are a couple of variations on the butterfly crown.
Bring on the bling! Sparkly sequined centered flowers!
And a dinosaur crown for a lucky first birthday!
That’s not all, but the rest is still under wraps! Check back soon!
I sat down and cut out about a million butterflies one day not long ago, in lots of colors, and as I sat there admiring the beautiful pile of delicate wings and bodies I wondered, “what am I going to do with these?” Cause I have this problem of getting ahead of myself when I’m working. I throw myself into a project and start brainstorming, then my imagination gets cranked up, after a while the creativity high crashes and there I sit in a pile of materials ready to do…. Hmmm. Since I’m on a crown kick of course I leaned towards a party theme.
Using a tiny cross-stitch in the center of each butterfly I stitched them onto a blank crown piece I had lying about from some earlier burst of production madness, and I must say the resulting butterfly crown is LOVELY. It has been very popular on Etsy, featured in many treasuries, “favorited” a hundred times, and sales have been good too! 🙂 But did I stop there? NO. I had too many butterflies!
Next up, matching butterfly party hats!
I stiffen my felt party hats so they retain their shape, then I stitch a thin, soft elastic strap to the base. These hats would look gorgeous adorning the birthday feast table awaiting guests!
What’s a birthday party without a banner?
All of my birthday crowns can be customized. Just because a banner, wand, or coordinated party hat isn’t in my shop doesn’t mean you can’t have it! I love custom orders. Being a mother of three, add to that a mother of a special needs child, sewing time can be difficult to work into my schedule! So while I make what I can my mind is overstocked with ideas and your custom orders give me an opportunity to make some of those ideas come to life!
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I’ve recently entered the felt flower craze! Felt flowers are GORGEOUS if done correctly. So far I am LOVING my daffodils.
And my pansies.
In addition to flowers, I’ve been working on the sweetest, most delicate little butterflies! I use two different colored butterflies one on top of the other. I stitch them together down their center to create their tiny bodies and use a wee spot of glue to secure them onto the bobby pin. When in the hair they appear to have landed there as if by magic. My favorite is an olive and mustard colored butterfly. Although, these red and white Valentine’s butterflies come in a close second!
Guess what?!?! I received a lightbox for Christmas! Hello awesome product photos!!! 😀
Well, this idea of mine to make butterfly wings out of felt is proving to be quite a project. The appliques are time intensive, the switching of thread colors time consuming, the process of trial and error exasperating. But I am liking the results!
They need more structure. I used fusible fleece thinking that would give them enough support, but its not stiff enough.
So I’m going to get some heavy weight fusible webbing and make another set. I’m also going to do something with the arm elastics. I’m thinking some kind of band, instead, that would also help support the wing.
They’re gorgeous, just a little floppy! I’m trying to avoid having to make a wire frame. I’ll also make a headband with antennae. You’d think a little boy wouldn’t be interested in being a butterfly, but my son couldn’t wait to try these on and is looking forward to his own pair!