A friend asked about Spunky Monkey's birthday crown that he was wearing in my last post. I made the crown last year, one day before he turned seven.
All of the felt was excess in the cupboard just awaiting a project. The ric rac was too. I stiffened it with stiffening stuff (?) and put strips of wide velcro onto the back, so it can grow with him. Remember this was made the day before his birthday, I was out of elastic, and the velcro seems to be working fine.
After some deliberation with the buttons, I settled on these vintage acorn buttons. They were the perfect choice. They had been discovered in Grandma's button box a few years earlier by Spunky Monkey. He is always digging around in the cupboards at Grandma and Grandpa's house. They had been favourite buttons of Mr Moo's when he was a child, and they are perfectly suited to my nature loving boy.
And what belated birthday present arrived in the mail yesterday? a crochet bag filled with real acorns!!
Thank-you Mrs Gooseberry. The perfect gift for so many reasons. xo