It’s Inspiration Tuesday!
Today I have two links to share…two links and a crown 🙂
Link number one: I’m fed up with comfortable definitions of passion. I like the reminder that your passion doesn’t always feel good. And even though you read most of the way through this and think “Yikes! That sounds hard“…by the end you’re all “YES! I shall FIND my passion and follow it! It is IMPORTANT! YES!!!!”
Link number two: the lovely Leonie posted this just the other day, and it was an eye-opener. I have a habit of getting stuck and chipping away and never-finishing projects. I have a List of Creative Things to Do in This Life…75% of which is projects I’ve thought of or started, but I haven’t actually done or finished. I love the idea of getting carried away by a project and just…DOING it. Doing it until its done and then letting it go. I WANT TO DO THIS. I’m going to remember this and try to ride the wild donkey more often! (just writing that makes me giggle!)
And now…MY CROWN!
As you’ll recall, I announced that I was making one after my session with Goddess Leonie last week.
After a little fun on Google, I decided to use this pattern as my inspiration.
(I ended up losing that grey cut-out…which is just as well because then I found a bright pink piece of felt that I LOVE)
I added some felt shapes, which I purloined from my son’s play area, and some purple rickrack. I sewed all along the top, matching the points together, with a whip stitch and some purple embroidery floss. And then I measured a piece of 1″ elastic to fit my head, pinned it in place, and sewed the bottom of the crown (being careful not to sew the elastic…so, basically, I made a channel for the elastic inside the crown). And then, finally, I sewed the ends of the elastic together with some white thread! DONE! Want to see?
Front view (yikes! blurry!):
Side view (whew! better!)
And…here I am in a lovely bathroom mirror photo a la Myspace (sorry…you work with what you’ve got :P)
I LOVE IT!!
…my son is very jealous. I will definitely need to make him a mini one! Mine is (luckily) too big for the little monkey’s coconut head 😀