I looked around the internet for inspiration for his crown and saw a couple of cute ones. Once at my craft store, I started looking for Lolli-Pup's 2.0 colors but then BD and I talked it over and we just went with what we like. Of course I HAD to have my green and we both like purple and turquoise. Sometimes I like creating my patterns in Photoshop and then printing them out, but my printer has run out of ink (again) so I ended up hand drawing the pattern. After a while of trial and error (luckily LM was sleeping), I came out with proportions I was cool with.
I drew out two star shapes not knowing which one I was going to use. I also pulled out some ric-rac I had to see how it would look using it as décor for the crown.
I cut out the base and then realized I didn't exactly cut out a paper pattern for the individual stripes so I just cut off some stripes from my second color felt, laid them over the base, glued them on, then cut off the pieces hanging over.
THEN, I remembered I needed a "1". Again, I drew one on newspaper and cut it out. At that point I REALLY missed the printer. I completely suck at lettering. Once the "1" was glued on I glued on the ric-rac.
The crown doesn't go all the way around. It goes about 2/3 of the way. To complete the head circumference I used a 1" elastic. LM doesn't like ANYTHING on his head. (Actually, on his head or his feet or around his neck. Hats, socks, sandals, shoes, bibs...he pulls everything off. LOL) I wanted the elastic so that it isn't too loose when it's on.
It was late at night, and I wasn't feeling great so I just went with something simple for the highchair. I took come cardstock and cut out three circles. I cut out "I Am 1" out of craft foam and glued each word on a circle. I took some puff paint and dotted the circles then, I punched holes on the sides near the top and threaded ribbon through. I need to take a picture of it, but it's really simple.
Now, all I have to do is cross my fingers that it doesn't rain.