Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crown Cuteness : :

I've been busy making Birthday Crowns! Sometimes making all these crowns can seem pretty repetitive, particularly my most popular crown style. Then other times, the variety of cute applique opportunities I receive is so, SO fun and enjoyable! These are the orders that seem to come at just the right time, giving me the relief I need from the monotony!

Tiny Fox Felt Applique

Birthday Crowns

Police Car Crown Cuteness!

Girlie Crowns

Sweet Little Owl

Today, I'm feeling caught up just enough to work on my Carnaby Quilt. I do have two, new quilt ideas completely planned out -- a solids quilt made with only Pure Elements and another with Shelburne Falls, that I can not wait to begin!

How about you, what are you working on this week?    Maureen

22 comments:

Nikita said...

Love the crowns... they are adorable!

Jessica Thomson said...

Wow, Maureen! Those are fantastic! Do you use wool or acrylic craft felt when you're making something like this?

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I use a high quality wool blend felt, it comes in a beautiful range of colors! I actually just recently started selling this same felt I use to make these crowns and my applique pillows, in my etsy shop!

Roberta Cogan said...

Just adorable! Beautiful work, Maureen!

Pam in IL said...

Love all your crowns! That owl is too cute! The cute elements of your crowns would be great fridge magnets.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you, Pam!! I was thinking they'd be cute applique for shirts, as pins maybe, or even ornaments! :)

Amber D. Mcnabb said...

OOoooooh yes I bet they would make great ornaments! LOVE the owl. :-)

Jean(ie) said...

I LOOOOVE Sophie's! My stepdaughter Allie would love that with the raccoon. That's her nickname. Wonder if that's appropriate for a 25 year old! LOL

Her birthday is next week. :)

Kristy said...

Love love love the owl and fox. I want an owl pillow!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

LOVE the new fox/owl combo! So sweet.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for fun variety! I'm working on my first totally improv quilt, that I'm hoping to enter into my very first competition...

Lis Martion said...

They look awesome, I am working on a table runner. It will be finished when I can work out how to put the binding on certain corners...I did point on point & I am not sure how to go around the inner corners...

Annette said...

That little police care is just the cutest, and I love the bows on the fox and owl!

Helen L said...

Maureen, you are just brilliant in your crown designs!! They are all so cute, and you do such a good job on them! Love your little owl, the train, the birds and flowers: I haven't seen one that I don't like! The only thing I can't figure out is how you have time to make them, be a mommy, keep your house clean, and do other sewing!! Is it coffee, or just natural energy! :-) Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Basically I'm working 60-80 hours a week at home to avoid having to work a 40 hour a week job, that I couldn't possibly love as much, away from the home! LOL It feels crazy lately, but I do still love it!!

Happybee said...

They are super cute Maureen!!!!
I always love to watch pics of them!!!
Have a nice week end!
Dany.

Elsa said...

Your crowns are so cute ~ love the bow on the little fox and the police car is adorable!

Rene Sharp said...

You are SO creative and SO talented. I totally LOVE the inspiration you provide us fellow sewers and quilters. Smiles from Sunny & Hot South Africa :)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Which is cutest? Owl, raccoon, or cupcake? I just can't decide, but I love the way you do the gestures with your thread and felt and color!

aangto said...

I love the fox and owl! Do you have templates or do you think of these on the fly?

**nicke... said...

these are so adorable maureen. i love that cute little owl! sara loves hers so much! ;) xox

Kaynik said...

Your crowns are AMAZING!

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