Sunday, May 6, 2012

Let the wild rumpus start!

Ears on, crown felted, bobby pins in the points...
Yay! It's done. Almost. I need to add feathers to the back...still trying to figure that out. I purchased beautiful pheasant feathers from Solkat, and she included lagniappe (bonus) feathers, but the quills are quite delicate and I'm debating whether to sew (with fine, fine thread) or glue them in. Happy to take suggestions in the comments.
I wanted to try a fishtail braid, so I needed 4 strands of yarn. I seamed up the crown shoelace style with 2 strands of yarn (giving me the 4 I needed), figuring early on that the easiest way to accomplish this was with 2 tapestry needles going at the same time.

fishtail braid...feathers ready
I added some leftover oatmeal yarn from the hat for contrast in the braid. There is a wonderful tutorial here (I need visuals) on the fishtail braid. Tess just had her hair cut, not short, but shoulder-length, so that it grows out better over the summer. Hopefully by the time she goes back to school she will have length enough for one of these. So pretty!
October Afternoon "Go Fly A Kite: Ice Cream" bg paper
Good Friday, 2011. Yes, a bit cheery for Good Friday, but our kids' service is during the day, and involves coloring eggs (handed out at our church's Easter breakfast), a craft (I was in charge last year, and had them make a "He Is Risen" banner, a photo of which I cut out for the upper right here), storytime (the Good Friday story is never an easy one; we keep it simple and use Resurrection Eggs to illustrate the story), and an egg hunt. Last year we had about 8 kids and over 300 eggs...everyone went home happy and well-sugared, LOL.

I used pink Glimmer Mist on the Pink Paislee architectural elements (same set I used on my Palm Sunday LO) and a leftover scalloped oval that didn't work with that layout, but worked fine here. I have loving hoarded this paper (from a long-ago Studio Calico kit) and it felt good to finally use it. I embossed egg-shaped stamps on glossy cs and put them over folded yellow flowers for my visual triangle. Overall, though, this LO feels like it deserves that famous Salieri quote from the movie Amadeus: "Too many notes." Ah, well, done is better than perfect, in my book. 
"Too many notes!"
Shut UP, Salieri!


  1. I love Amadeus!!! Awesome movie!! And loving the hat and the lo!!! I think you should sew the feathers on!

  2. Okay awesome layout and awesome awesome hat...I want one!!! I'm not one who sews so can't give you any advice but I can't wait to see it all done up!!!

    1. The hat (and "horns") were knitted, the crown was knitted and felted (washed & shrunk so the fibers got thicker). Sorry, should have posted a link to the pattern (again)! Here it is:

  3. Okay, I missed that hat. You need to bring that Friday.