Monday, September 16, 2013

A royal visit

This weekend Pixie Hill was bombarded with family. On Saturday we had a big fat meal for a belated birthday celebration for Nan Whit (aka my granny).

Whenever my gran comes for a visit the call goes out "Are you ready for the Queen's arrival?" or "Has the red carpet been rolled out?" We thought it might be a fitting theme for the evenings celebrations and so each of us contributed something to her royal highness. A robe from Auntie Liz, a sceptre from my mum, white gloves from Auntie Kath, and I contributed a paper crown. Here she is in all her glory...

And a better look at the papery crown made with Graphic 45 papers, May Arts ribbons, faux flowers and old buttons. See the complete material list at the bottom.

Paper Crown Material List

Graphic 45 papers
• A Ladies' Diary > Timeless Memoir 
• A Ladies' Diary > Afternoon Tea
• A Ladies' Diary  > Focal Point
• Secret Garden > Secret Garden Banners 
• Secret Garden > Secret Garden Flowers
May Arts Ribbons
Crushed Hydrangeas
Vintage buttons
Hot glue
Tacky glue
Ink pad


  1. She looks like a queen and I'm sure she is. Hope she had a grand visit. Your crown shows that she is regal. Enjoy your visit.

  2. What fun!! And your Gran has the royal wave down pat! Hope you all have a lovely time. Mary Anne

  3. This is so lovely I don't even know what to say! Of course, the crown is perfect but the sentiment/visit is truly so sweet and special!

  4. Awww, it was lovely! Thanks for sharing your family pictures. My mother turns 92 and I would love to make her a crown like the one you made for your Gran. Would you share a pattern for it?
    Thank you and I am glad you and your family had a fabulous time together, that's what counts!!!