I finished making my second DIY crown/ headband thing and it turned out a lot better than I expected.It was also a lot easier just to let the process happen rather than documenting and taking pictures after each stage was done. Bowerbirds are known for collecting bits and pieces for making their nests more attractive and I am convinced I must have been one in a past life because if some poor girl lost a ribbon in her hair I would pick it up and hoard it. A lot of them are finally getting used now. The daisies were taken from a bouquet my mother used as a prop for a costume- a competition in which I dressed up as Piglet from Winnie the Pooh at the age of eight.
feels good to finally use them for something other than a keepsake
hiding in my wardrobe. Initially I was going to lie each flower flat on
the band, but they look better upright and I was inspired by a clay
mural thing in my primary school. The green pipe cleaners which I sort
of don't like but that are still handy also made an appearance. It took
maybe two days to put together but I am already looking forward to the
next project on a long list I have planned this Summer. I actually
showed this headband to my mum and she suggested with a laugh I wear it
to my family reunion. For once I am excited to go to an event like that
because I'm not scared stiff of conversation and I've grown up from the
polite but quiet daughter of my parents. I'm my own person now? That's
what it feels like. Why not give everyone else something to talk about
while I'm at it.