October 4th, 2010
I know birthday crowns are not a new and exciting thing, but I never made one before so it was new and exciting to me. I think this might be my new birthday gift for kids. It's quick, it's customizable, it's cheap and it's actually fun to make. As an added bonus, this crown was made completely from my stash. Of course it ended up to big, but cut me some slack it was my first try.
For some reason I used to think sewing with felt was cheating, which is totally ridiculous and I'm done being snootie about felt. Lately, I've been trying to convince my daughter that just because something is difficult doesn't mean it isn't fun, but I think I need to learn that just because something is easy doesn't mean it's necessarily crappy. I tend to think the more difficult the thing is to make, the better it is. But that is just silly.
The birthday party turned out to be pretty fantastic. The birthday girl is related to Smarty Pants--a balloon art genius of sorts--and everyone went home with one of his awesome creations. Well, the kids did at least. I was a little bummed I didn't get one. He really was amazing and it looks like he can make pretty much anything from balloons: oscar the grouch, a dragon, abe lincoln, cruella da ville. Makes my little felt crown look pretty wimpy.