Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tiara for the Queen ~

My friend Cristina hosted a swap for Marie Antoinette Mail Art group called, Le Diademe de la Reine (Tiara for the Queen.) Lucky me, I was to create her crown; and the one thing I knew for sure was she loves blue...

Since it is Summer, she would need it to be lightweight for playing tennis, shuffling kids to all their activities, and hosting impromptu backyard water play

Ah, but there's still the everyday list to tackle; laundry, feeding the troops, and household drudgery (since the staff seems to be on holiday,) so it would need to be petite, yet still capture the eye of all who pass by

My hope is when she wears her tiara, it puts a sparkle in her eye, a spring in her step, and a smile on everyone's face

I know you'll wear it well, enjoy ~
xo Heidi


Catherine said...

Heidi, I am Cristina's Mama and you have created the most beautiful crown for Cristina. So lovely!
Looking forward to meeting you at Silver Bella,
Catherine Aguilera

LiLi M. said...

Oooh I love love love this! I am just about to start two small canvasses for my sister in law, who is a beautician. Her salon is named: La Couronne, which is french for the Crown. I was planning to make one little canvas with music paper and the word LA (like lalalalala you see?). On the other canvas I was going to draw a crown and glue embellishments on like rhinestones, pearls etc. And now I stumble on your post!! I couldn't get better inspiration! If I 'borrow' your idea of the silver 'pipecleaners' (sorry cannot remember the right word) I'll credit you of course, but my work grows usually, I don't know where it ends yet, but your sure inspired me, thanks!

luckygirlgifts said...

That Tiara is just amazingly beautiful. I also think it fits all the criteria.
I would wear it everywhere.
Thanks for showing us your delightful creativity.

Anonymous said...

You are just so cute Miss Heidi!!! Yes, must wear it while playing my next tennis match! Thank you for making this so very special for me...I will send a photo soon with the tiara on my head!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Heidi what a pretty crown you have created. I am sure she will love it

Natasha Burns said...

oh wow it's absolutely beautiful Heidi!!! i looooooove it and i bet she does too!

paperbird said...

So gorgeous, you created an amazing crown.
I need one of those!

Rochelle said...

So cute! I know she will love it and wear it proudly!

Coastal Sisters said...

This is absolutely lovely. So glad I found your Blog :)

LuLu Kellogg

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

how lovely - totally enchanting!

I also received a beauty from Cassandra in this swap - I posted a photo today of it. Stop by and take a peek!

Cassandra said...

This is beautiful I LOVE IT!

Coastal Sisters said...

Dear Heidi~
Thank you so much for coming over and visiting. Thank you SO much for the link to the Food Network's Cake Challenge....I loved it!

Do come back and visit agin :)


LiLi M. said...

Hi Heidi!
I did make the canvasses for my sister in law and I just made a post about them:

Thanks for inspiration!


I Loooooooove the crown. The every little detail is beautiful. I would wear it everday.

boracay condo said...

OMG!!! That was a very lovely crown. It was so cute and adorable. Love it!!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

That's a beautiful crown. I am sure Cristina loved that sweet adornment!