collection of capes

here’s just some of the capes i’ve been working on the past few days. i’m loving how different some of these capes are. its been really fun to work with customers to come up with something that their child/grandchild/niece/nephew will really love.

a few details for orders: email me with any orders at thepleatedpoppy@gmail.com. if you would like your cape guaranteed in time for christmas, i must receive your order by december 15th. each cape is $35 plus $3.50 for shipping. you get to choose your monogram color, and the front and back colors. we can discuss any further details like printed fabrics, stars, shields and other designs. there may be an extra charge for special designs.

here are some of the capes i’ve been making, as well as some from the past:
















and for those of you who are savvy with a sewing machine and don’t want to spend the money, i wrote a tutorial on my other blog awhile back on how to make these capes. let me know if you have any questions or need me to clarify anything!

don’t forget to enter the giveaway. you have until this saturday!

-enjoy!

feather wreath tutorial


here’s a quick little tut for you guys. i’ve had this wreath since our first christmas and i am still loving it! its simple and gaudy at the same time – so fun!

supplies:
grapevine wreath
feather boa (the big fluffy kind, not the wimpy marabou kind)
glue gun

lay your wreath out flat on some newspaper (in case the glue drips). going about 4 to 6 inches at a time, squirt some glue on the wreath and begin carefully laying the boa on top. you’re going to wrap the boa around the wreath 2 times, so start wrapping toward the middle first.

continue working your way around, gluing and gently pressing the boa into the glue, until you’ve wrapped the boa around twice. be careful – you only need a little glue for this. you’ll probably burn your self and glue a bunch of feathers to your fingers. don’t say i didn’t warn you. when you’ve wrapped the boa around twice, cut the rest of the boa off and glue the end down.


voila! you’re done! now find a great spot to set or hang your wreath. i put mine in front of a mirror this year, hung by a ribbon that is tacked to the back.


here are some more great wreaths for some holiday inspiration:

fur wreath
at the nesting place
fabric scrap wreath at lindamade
tinsel wreath at bling
dry cleaner’s wreath at vintage glam

-lindsey