i was feeling quite bad yesterday in realizing that i hadn't done much in the way of making anything for hudson's birthday. i had a couple of items tucked away as far as gifts were concerned (a vintage toy truck, a cement mixer and some thrifted brio train track), but nothing mama-made. then i saw lucy prancing around the backyard with a piece of paper clipped to her head, and plans for a birthday crown fell right into place.
figure a: the inspiration. old computer paper, done up with fringe and hair clips to make a " fancy indian crown."
figure b: the perfectly-timed, highly-unlikely nap that made it all possible. please note the backwards shorts, the dirty feet and the bulldozer tucked under his bottom. little boys are fantastic.
figure c: the finished product. made from wool felt i had on hand and totally thrown together without a pattern or measurements (several fittings took place unbeknownst to the heavy sleeper).
figure d: lucy's hair today, inspired by all things royal.
still looking forward to a party in his honor this sunday, plus a very special gift arriving next week by mail. to quote lucy, "birthdays are very happy days." yes, this was a good one indeed.