Goen's third birthday is officially today, though we won't have a party until next Sunday. Even so, I figured it would be fun to have his crown ready in case we decide to have some cake and blow out candles today, too. For his first birthday I made a felt crown using a pattern I designed (which you can purchase through my Etsy shop). In the center of the crown is a tree on which I plan to stitch a leaf for every one of his birthdays. You can see pictures from his first year here and his second year here. Each leaf is added with a simple backstitch to outline and stabilize the felt and to add texture. I'm currently drawing up these designs and more to include with the pattern I have for sale, including a fully-photographed tutorial. That means I'll be making another crown, which might make it into my shop. I'll let you know when that happens. Sign up for my newsletter near the top right if you'd like first access to the updated pattern, as well as a coupon code.
I've still got lots to do before party day next week. I'll have at least one more party-themed tutorial to share, so stay tuned for that. And I'll definitely have pictures of his party and all the decorations in action. I can't wait!