In just three short weeks my baby girl will be the big 2. Im not worried about the terrible twos at all, but only because I'm pretty sure in the last 3 months we've been fully engulfed in them. I mean, we're talking about a baby that's so independent she insists on changing her own diaper!! She beats up every kid who looks at her wrong (or looks at her at all) and has a complete breakdown if I tell her "no" about anything at all.
And while she definitely tries my patience, she also stole my heart the day she was born and I've never gotten it back. To my delight, she is the biggest Momma's girl around. Alfie has always preferred his Dad to me, so it's kind of nice to have a #1 fan and a partner in crime, even. She loves all the girly things I make for her and will pose happily for pictures. Just last night I asked her to look at me (so I could clean her new earrings) and without turning her head she belted "Cheese!". She definitely keeps us laughing... when we're not screaming into our pillows, ha ha. In all seriousness, I look at this precious girl and see such a strong, amazing person inside a tiny body, I can't wait for her to continue to grow so I can see the incredible woman she turns out to be.
I couldn't very well let her have a Birthday with out making her a crown, could I? I figure she probably won't want to wear it at her party, so I took a few snap shots of her in it ahead of time. I've made crowns in the past, and had a few people ask me how to do it, so here's a quick tutorial for you:
1. on a 12x12 scrap book paper mark in from each side 4"on the top and mark in from each side 2" on the bottom.
2. line up the bottom left marking with the top left marking and cut with a paper cutter.
3. Repeat with the right markings
4. Staple the papers together width wise on the 4" side and trim.
Make one large paper medallion and 2 small ones and glue to your crown as shown below:
(not sure how to make a paper medallion? click here for a good tutorial)
and lastly, embellish your paper crown with beads, stickers, ribbon, tickets, glitter, pearls or anything you like. When it's ready to be worn, measure the size of the persons head, then trim and staple the crown in the back to fit. enjoy.