And a pack rat. And almost good to be broke; at least it's motivating.
So. Tomorrow morning is the Goober's surprise birthday party. (The in-laws are getting in after she goes to bed tonight, I will be hanging a banner and streamers and all that stuff.) She has informed me that a proper party requires party hats. Well, long story short, I was in the middle of looking around for party hats (I'd hit three stores), when that damned almost hurricane came knocking and we spent the rest of the party budget (such as it was), on stuff like canned foods.
Not to worry, I'm also a planner as well as a cheapskate packrat, and had purchased the Goober's present in July.
So I was feeling kind of bad about her not having a party hat, because the Goob had made a huge big deal about how she needed a party hat (she'd been to a New Year's Eve party that I think permanently warped her idea of parties), and I got obsessive the way I do, and, long story short...
The crown itself is knitted and then felted (with yarn leftovers from 2004). The 'jewels' are needle-felted on with some of that bloody damned unspinnable corriedale I bought this spring and a felting needle I'd picked up on my last run through the craft store for no real reason.
Now I'm thinking I need to make another one for my nephew's dress-up box I'm putting together for his Christmas present. And thinking further... I think I'm going to put together a group of patterns, like a mini-booklet, of stuff like this to king for kids. Anyone got suggestions? I'm thinking Viking Helmet with fake braids. And I'm thinking very hard about how to felt a sword. And armor.
The in-laws should be here in about two hours. Anyone want to clean this?