Thursday, March 5, 2009

All That Glitters

A few days ago, I laughed when a friend told me she had trouble containing her urge to put glitter all over some artwork she hung in her nursery.  Glitter?  Please.  I am NOT a girlie girl.  I am immune to the pull of shiny baubles and glitzy bling.  PUH-LEASE.  

Only, apparently, I am not.  The first sign was that I could barely contain myself at Joann's from buying EVERY pack of these clearance shiny threads.  Focus, Liss.  You have ONE project currently requiring such a thing.  But, oh my, it IS pretty.


Like Kryptonite.


So, I used a bit of it to schmancy up Cal's birthday crown, cutting every piece with care to waste as little as possible.  This is GOLD people. ;-)  And, it was pretty fun.  But then, oh then, I discovered one that was thin enough to thread so nicely right in my machine.  Suddenly, I knew what Korana was talking about.  I want to sew EVERYTHING from now on with shiny thread.  EVERYTHING.  I could barely contain myself not to keep scrolling designs all over the "good king" side of Walvy's crown.


But I did.  And the "bad king" side has a lot less bling.


Hope he likes it, 'cuz otherwise I'm wearing it, just as proof that I can control myself.  

I still have a lot of thread left though.....

5 comments:

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Beautiful!! Where do you find the time? Your lucky kiddos...

Korana said...

See! I knew you had it in you! We just had to find the right sparkly thing!! I admit I am a little surprised. Love Cal's crown.

nicola said...

so very cute! like i think i said before, very nice touch on the fabric covered elastic. i didn't do that on my kids' crowns and wish i had! and i am sooo with you on not being a girlie glitter girl AND with thinking it is PERFECT on the crowns!

UK lass in US said...

Well, I'm still cleaning up glitter shed from the star my daughter made at preschool for Christmas, so I'm not a big fan of glitter, but I'm with Nicola: shiny thread is perfect for the crown.

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