Monday, March 29, 2010

{Fit for Royalty}

"Kings and queens who wear a suit but once [...] cannot know the comfort of wearing a suit that fits." 

I've been experimenting lately in re-purposing clothing--using old garments to make new clothing or toys. 

One of my favorite things I've made recently, although they look more like a six year old made them, are these little dress up crowns for the kids. I made them from some old wool sweaters that I felted and then chopped up. The kids love them, especially Squirrel who spends all her time lately dressed as either a princess or a ballerina.  

I think Little Bird looks especially regal in his, and Squirrel, of course, was so happy in hers that I could hardly get a photo of her that was better than a blur. 

What do you think?

Making the crowns seems to have created a need for Squirrel to call me "Queen" instead of "Mommy" about 80 percent of the time. (She is the princess, Little Bird is the Prince. The Mister alternates between being the King, or the Pauper.) I have to admit, I like the title so much that I may need to make myself a crown to go with it! 


  1. You have GOT to be the cutest mom ever!!! When my time comes...I am definitely revisiting your blog for all these wonderful ideas!!!

  2. Awww! You are too sweet! I bet you'll be an amazing mama!


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