Friday, February 07, 2014

An odd bird crown to cheer a girl

I've been rather glum the past few days. Perhaps it's too much snow and not enough green. Maybe it was the bickering at the dinner table the other night (yes, the Pixies do bicker from time to time). The fact that the milk turned and there was none for my tea this morning certainly didn't improve my mood.

Something did cheer me a smidgen: a crown. An Odd Bird crown to be precise.

This months Alpha Stamps theme is inspiring me. It could be the fact that I identify with it, being a bit of an odd bird myself, or that it tugs at the soft spot in my heart reserved for fellow strange ducklings. Whatever the case may be, my plans to make a little brooch got out of hand and I've ended up with a crown.

I wore the thing around the house for quite some time. It cheered me. I'm thinking of tucking it somewhere safe so that I can pull it out when a morose Monday or terrible Tuesday rolls around. I'll wear it with my pajamas and drink root beer floats.

If you're keen on making your own, here are some of the supplies I used in making this little piece of lofty head wear: Mini Red Pip Berry Garland, Tiny Green Leaf Garland, Red Glittered Holly Berries, Bird Trinket Keepsake Kit , Petaloo Botanica Chantilly-Hydrangeas in Cream
Reality check: I never ever actually look like this. I'm always smudged, tumbled and befuddled.