felt play crownIn an effort to spend less on disposable birthday party supplies, I’m loving so many of the beautiful crowns and princess hats I keep discovering. The latest: this handmade kids’ wool felt crown from Asheville designer Liz Stiglets of Cozy Blue.

I love the felt applique. I love the elasticized back to help keep it on heads small and not so small. I love that the little matyroshka doll ribbon trim makes it feminine but it’s not pink– because hello, not every girl has to have a pink crown at her party. And I especially love that my kids would play with this party hat every day of the week long after their birthdays have come and gone. –Liz

Free shipping on any in stock item at Cozy Blue through 2/28/09 with code CMP in notes to seller. (Shipping will be refunded)

Congratulations to lucky winner Tara S, who’ll receive a custom Cozy Blue crown!