Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Queen for A Day if you May~

*~ Come on In , Put your feet up and stay awhile~*
Inspired by these beautiful colors and textures of satin ruffled gowns and feathered floppy flowered hats ~ A lavish lifestyle fit for a queen filled with only pretty things~

Actually my crown started with this mesh wire found in my sister's yard, I asked her if I could have it and of course she looked at me funny, not knowing what I had in mind once I seen it. I eagerly brought it home . Once I got the wire together in the shape I wanted (it was a perfect fit Of course just for a queen) I started by taking long thin strips of this pretty aqua tulle and ruffled it with my sewing machine to create similiar ruffles you would find on an old prom dress It takes a little bit to create a full ruffle .


I glued that on and then using a little bit of white ruffled tulle that was salvaged from an old prom dress , I used to circle the top ~ After that I started by embellishing the bottom with vintage velvet millinery flowers, so sweet and delicate all on there on, I really do love the effect these have on any project! I added a few vintage rhinestones from old buttons and pieces taken from old jewelry along with german glass glittered stars and old mercury glass beads taken from old ornaments to add a little sparkle. I wanted this to have a little gardenie feel to it so I added this fluffy glittered feathered bird and it took some gluin' to get this little guy to stay on!

An old floppy velvet millinery flowers dangles below with a crepe ruffled chandelier picture with a chandelier crystal that hangs from below, it just seemed to fit ~

I added velvet strawberries and crinkled ribbons along with a draping velvet ribbon that circles and drapes the entire top of the crown.

A better look at the chandelier and also a very pretty old earring attached under the rose ~with fluffy soft dangling feathers ~

A pretty feathered nest for this birdie!

This actually does fit me just perfectly ~

A look at the backside~ I covered up the seam in the back with an old piece of pom pom trim with pink ric rac on top~


Be sure to check out all my other queenie friends~

And some rose I put together just for you ~ Oh I can't wait to visit each an everyone's blogs and thank you for being royalty with me for a day ~ AND two more POSTS and I will be having my 100TH POST GIVEAWAY , IT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING REALLY PRETTY~!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Not even Marie is worthy of your gorgeous crown!

m ^..^

TattingChic said...

What a lovely crown! Anyone would feel like a queen for a day with that lovely one atop her head! :)

debi @ life in my studio said...

Andrea, Your crown is stunning!! So pretty and feminine...and fit for a queen.
Thanks for hosting this pretty party!

Sarah said...

Andrea, your crown turned out so pretty! I love it! The colors, the ruffles, the millinery, the bird! Its perfect.

Sarah said...

P.S. How was the Farm Chicks Show?

Paula said...

What a stunning post, and great concept with the crowns ... I wish I had time to make one ... instead I've been decorating Marie Antoinette over in my toy theater of her on my blog ... but I forgot the CROWNS!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Andrea, this is so much fun! Thank you for hosting this event; we must do something like this again! Blessings, Anita

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Your crown is just charming! Chicken wire, eh? I may never look at chicken wire the same (though, I must say, when do I see chicken wire?)

I've enjoyed traveling the list and seeing the wide variety and styles of crowns...thanks for hosting this event - what fun!

HaPpY ShOw-Me-YoUr-CrOwN DaY!

Lori said...

Andrea, your crown is so gorgeous...i love the juxtaposition of hard wire with the soft pretties that you added...just stunning...you have lots of people playing, i hope i have time to visit everyone!!!

KathrynAntyr said...

What a lovely post and party. Thank you so much for including me! I just now posted my crown. I had some connectivity issues this morning. Thanks for sharing some of the details of that divine crown. I would love to see it on you.

Have a splendid party.

{soul hugs}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is sooo lovely! Thanks for hosting! Blessings.

LiLi M. said...

Great tutorial! I love your crown. I just put my post up. A tad late :-( as it is the end of the schoolyear and I was looking at Fame yesterday night with my daughter as Doris and this morning the kids and me had to see the dentist. And now I'm off again to speak the teachers of my son...but I will be back.
Thanks for hosting such a fun event! xoxo L.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there, came here by way of Castles Crowns and Cottages...now I will have to have a look for my crown!!!

vickysplace1 said...

A pretty creative crown. Happy crown day!

Coastal Sisters said...

Andrea...this is SO lovely! I just love all the foo-foo on this magnificent creation :)


robin dudley-howes said...

Ironically I posted a crown I just finished making on my blog! I think it's in the air. Had no clue you were doing this until I saw Tristen Robins post on my blog! What a coincidence! Fly on over to my nest to take a peek when you get a moment!

Saucy said...

What a fun event! I sent you an email, I posted my tiara today ;)

Jenny Fowler said...

Thank you Andrea for hosting this lovely event! Your crown is so pretty and perfect for summer. I'm glad that I signed up for this! Have a great crown day! :)

Marina Capano said...

Hi Nice to meet you!I Love your blog!!!... I love all of your crowns….
what a pity, I didn´t know your party! I would love participate, but it´s very late.
I hope participate in your next party! please count me in!
Marina from Argentina

Rosemary said...

Lovely crown!!
I just added some to my blog.
Have a Royal Day,

Shelly said...

What a TREAT this has been today! I love all this creativity! I've really enjoyed visiting all these new sites! Thank you for the event and your inspiration!


Cottage In The Sun said...

Oh, wow - so pretty!!

vivian said...

HI Andrea, I LOVE your crown. I thought I had joined your crown event, but maybe I goofed up and didnt leave my comment correctly. in any case I posted mine, if you get a chance to add my link to your list. if not no biggie!

debi @ life in my studio said...

Andrea, Your crown is stunning!! I love the soft aqua, pink and white...they really give your crown a sweet, romantic look.
Thanks for hosting this beautiful party! It was fun visiting around and seeing all the different crowns.

luckygirlgifts said...

thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event. It has been so much fun looking at everyones crowns. I've been so busy checking out everyone elses sites I almost forgot to tell you how beautiful your crown is.
thanks again,
Cari b

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Andrea,
What a wonderful idea you had; I am new to blogging and I know that there are always events happening, but this was so much fun. Meeting new people and showing off and seeing crowns was really an amazing experience and new friends have been had, thanks to you. You are the queen indeed. Merci mille fois Votre Majesté! Anita

Natasha Burns said...

Andrea your crown is so gorgeous, over the top wonderful gorgeous! Love that!!!

Thank you for hosting this party and I am sorry I'm late. But I did finally get my post up and running and actually made a crown (hence, my tardiness!)

Valerie said...

Your post and crown is just beautiful!

Excellent photography also.

Thank you for hosting this blogparty it was so much fun!

shabbydreaming said...

Your Crown is stunning!! You did a lovely job making it!! Very pretty!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Andrea ~ Beautiful beautiful !! I just love the soft colors ~

Elyse said...

this is one of the prettiest and coolest creations i have ever seen. amazing and wonderfully photographed, too.

you RULE!



Very lovely, Andrea...you are so talened.
Looks like you "Queens" had fun.
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Le_Vintage said...

that turned out sooooo pretty you got a talent for the marie flair! wish i could have been part of this fun treat!

if you have a spare moment you should pop by my blog and check out the marie antoinette tag swap going on right now.

le vintage

Le_Vintage said...

Thanks for signing up for the Marie Antoinette Tag Swap, Andrea darling! I will email you details as soon as all the participates sign up.

Le Vintage

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Andrea!
My gorgeous birdy ball arrived yesterday, I love it! Thank you so much!!! I've put a few pics up on my blog just now.