I did some holiday crafting this weekend and whipped up some presents for my nieces and nephews and my two youngest sons. Last year I made them all superhero capes, but this year I decided they should get wool crowns. I didn't have a pattern to work from, just a vague idea of what I wanted them to look like so I drew a template on a piece of paper, grabbed a pile of felted coat wool, and started winging it.
I handsewed the details, but machine sewed the crown together. Let me tell ya, me and the machine...we don't see eye to eye... but I managed to get everything sewn together anyway. I added a few different button holes so the crowns are adjustable. Elastic would work perfectly, but I didn't have any on hand so I dove into my button stash instead.
My 3 year old requested a yellow bird on his, and I still have to make one for my 4 year old who has very stringent directions for me....ocean, blue, beach, 1 palm tree, a starfish, green fish only, and sparkles. Alrighty...
I'm hoping the kiddies like them as much as I do. What handmade goodies are you giving this year?