Sunday, January 13, 2008

300th post party - Celebrate!!!!!

WOW! one year of blogging, 300 posts later and it's party time!!!! It's been way to much fun sharing, connecting, meeting and chatting with all of you and so many more who stop by quietly. I appreciate you too! So.........on with the show right? Let's go!

I know you may think I have been dragging out the 300th post - you're right. I sort of have been. I *had* this great idea and wanted to create a tutorial but I had the darnest time finding the supplies. I use to be able to get them at my local hardware store but alas, those days are gone. I searched high and low and even drove to the neighboring cities to no avail. I guess that project will need re-vamped before it gets posted. Having said that, I had to come up with a new project to share for our big event here - hence the delay. But, what better for a party than Party HATS!!!! custom of course and sooooo whatever style/theme you choose! That's the best isn't it?


Custom Party Crowns

(Be sure to upload your photos from trying this project into the Brassy Apple Projects Flickr group!)

1. Start by gathering your "royal" supplies:
fabric of choice
buttons
bias tape
rick rack
lace
extra fabric scraps
rhinestones
and other fun embelishments
You will need: fusible fleece or heavy fusible interfacing


2. Create a pattern for your crown shape using a piece of paper. If you like winging it just skip this step.


3. Fuse your fleece or interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric per the manufacturers instructions. You may want to use 2 layers for a more stiff effect/feel. Play around with what works best for you.



4. Place your crown pattern on top of the fuse area, trace and cut.


5. Now the fun begins! Embellishing! Get your children involved! they'll love it! I added complimentary double folded bias tape to the bottom edge. Just place, pin and sew. Cut out other fun fabric shapes to put on your crown too. Using craft glue, hot glue, thread, heat n' bond, etc attach your embelishments. The skies the limit so go for it!





5. Measure the crown around your childs head to find a good fit. Pin and sew your crown closed. I folded under my edge for a nice clean finished look.




6. Hold an royal coronation ceremony and crown your newest King and Queen!







Now that the royal court has been tended to, it's time for a giveaway! For stopping by and saying hello I will be giving one lucky person a free DIY kit! You can choose from any that are in stock on my website! I will draw one lucky winner on Friday!!!! So hurry and post away!!!

**Be sure to include your email addy so if you win I can contact you!!!** thanks again! xo - Meg

52 comments:

Domestic Chicky said...

Happy Blogiversary! (is that word? it is now!)I wanna see you in YOUR crown!!

Nikki said...

Cool crowns! I've made felt ones, but these have so many more options. Happy Blog-a-versary and thanks for the inspiration.

Amy C said...

Love the crown! I will have to make Ava one.

Sweet Treasures said...

CUTE...can't wait to give it a try! I love all your tutorials, thanks for sharing!!

~Erlinda

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Super cute crowns! Happy 300th post too.

Linda

Mary Elizabeth said...

YEAH! Those crowns are so cute! I can't wait to make one with my pricess .. these might be fun for our Fancy Nancy Birthday Party. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Elizabeth

Monkey Giggles said...

Happy Blogiversay. Time does fly, doesn't it? I love the royal crown. I may have to get this a try at our next tea party. Thank you for sharing.

stacysews said...

Congratulations on 300! Keep up the great work and I look forward to the next 300!

meg n said...

Those crowns are super cute my kids will love them! Happy 300th Post Day!!!

~love said...

wow! one year & 300 posts...girl, you know how to chat! =)

congrats & i love the crowns. =)

Megan said...

awww, thanks for stopping by everyone!

Just a little note - be sure to include your email addy in the event that you win I will be able to contact you! thanks!!!

keep all the comments coming!

Toni Hamel said...

How adorable! Love the crowns!

michellep said...

Congrats on the 300th post! Love the crowns! mpulley@chatmosscable.com

Stacey Moore said...

Happy 300th!! Love the crowns!! I would also love to win one of your kits!! thanks so much!!
moore.g at insideconnect. dot net

Kiva, Southerngirlmusings said...

Happy blogiversary to you and for 300 posts...love the crowns but where is yours? :)

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

300th whoo hoo! congrats! Party hats fit just perfectly for the occasion!

lovemeknotcreations at gmail dot com

twrightgirl said...

those crowns are awesome. definately going to have to try that out. happy anniversary!

uscweezer said...

Love the crowns and thanks for all the tut's! I made the bubble magnets for my son's kindergarten teachers this year and they loved them. :-)
~louise

jeanetta said...

love the crowns but my interest was so peaked about this other project that you couldnt get the supplies for. hmmmm i am very curious.

Anonymous said...

Megan, Happy 300th! That alone is a big accomplishment in blogland. And these crowns?!? Too darn sweet! My DD has a birthday right around the corner. We may have to try out this fun project at the "home party." Thanks so much for the fun idea.

On another note, I am one of the few new "almost" designers out there without a blog. So, in case I'm your winner, here's the e-mail addy: Beauties4Cuties@aol.com. ~D

Kelly said...

Happy 300th! I love EVERYTHING you do on your blog. Thanks for giving me inspiration & entertainment every day! Cheers to another 300 posts =)

Kelly said...

oh yeah, and my email addy is:

fabulouskdesigns@yahoo.com

{i hope i win...my fingers and toes are crossed!}

GeorgiaBelleBoutique said...

Congratulations! 300 posts is a great accomplishment!

Missy said...

happy blogiversary! Love those party hats - and I especially love that kissy picture!
missy

kim said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and website. The crowns are fantastic, my daughter's birthday is next month.

beastiebabe said...

Happy 300!! Go your team! I must say it's been a great year getting to know you and feed off of your style and knowledge. You've had great links and tutorials that have broaded my scope of interest. Here's to the next 300! *cheers* ;)

Joanne said...

Wow! Great tutorial. I had a DUH! moment after reading like-why didn't I ever think of using fabric before. Thanks. I am always loving this blogging thing. Thanks for sharing.

alittlemoore said...

Holy Moly...that is the cuteness! Love it!

Megan said...

I meant to say that for your ladies who don't sew grab some sticky velcro to close up the back or even the good ol' standby of hot glue! :)

CB said...

What a great anniversary present to us! Thanks for the tutorial, the crown look fun.

Heather said...

Congrats on a full year and a whopping 300! We all enjoy your blog and are blessed by the inspiration and smiles you bring into our homes!

Giabella Designs said...

OH GOODY! I have been waiting for a DIY giveaway! Thanks for the tutorial on the crown!

I Teach Kinders said...

Wow! Those crowns are so cool!! I teach Kindergarten and my kids would love those for their birthday!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Leslie

Bella*land said...

Happy 300th. Thank you for blogging. I love reading it. What a nice idea for crowns. I was just thinking I need to learn how to make mosaic jeans.

Jamie said...

Happy 300th! Love your blog! And your DIY Kits! :)
-Jamie

jamieschaub@gmail.com

Dianah said...

Happy 300! I love reading your blog. Thanks for the Great Ideas!

Dyline24@hotmail.com

Dianah

Kristen said...

300 posts in a year!! hOw do you so it girl! I am awed...congrats and happy 100 ; )

Karen G. said...

Love the crowns! And happy bolgiversary! I'm always so happy to get your email updates...they get me away from my own craziness for a bit and send me to your fabulous site & into blog happiness!
Congrats on 300 - hope you do 300 more - I'll be reading!!
Karen G.
vada0427@hotmail.com

Lisa in Sunny FL said...

Your ability to balance life in such a positive and successful way is truly inspiring!

Here's to 300 more bloggs! Darling crowns too!

lmn827ebay@yahoo.com

Kim said...

PICK ME! PICK ME!Congats on #300! I love your blog and your creativity. Thanks for sharing.
redviolin@comcast.net

Anna said...

LOVE IT!!!! This would be so cute for my dress-up center at school! Please pick me!!!! Keep up the great designs and congrats on 10 years!
Anna Parker
parkerma@earthlink.net

Journey 82 said...

Love the crowns. How Beautiful!!
You are very inspiring. Here's to another 300 blogs.
johnnadbarnes@hotmail.com

Cyndi said...

Love the crowns, they are so adorable!! Your designs are just awesome, I sure hope I win :)

Cyndikayprincess@aol.com

The Tattered Rose said...

I love the crowns! Thanks for sharing your technique. Cheers,
Trish G.

tat2paint said...

Congrats on 300 blogs!! THat is wonderful! Cheers to a wonderful 2008,,I love the crowns and a super thanks for the instructions!

upstateLisa said...

wow! congratulations! Love the crowns. What a neat idea!

smileyseats said...

Cool Crowns! I love that idea! It would make great favors for a princess party! Congrats on 300!

Upsiedoodle said...

Wow...300 posts in 365 days is quite an accomplishment! Way to go!
I love the crowns too. I will have to make one for my daughter!
becky@upsiedoodle.com

Krista said...

Those are too cute! Happy bloggiversary :)

Treasuresofjoy said...

Wow! Great tutorial I will give that a try!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love that you used my fabric for this..I've been away to long...you are the best...I'll be posting my fabrics later this week so stop by..Jennifer

Megan said...

Oh thanks Jennifer. I'll definately be on the look out for those pictures!!! I've loved seeing all the fun things that people have done with the basics line. Just gorgeous!