Today is Harper's 8th birthday and I was really surprised how interested she was in having me make things for her birthday. Not that she didn't also want store bought things - because she wanted plenty of those too - but she requested a crown, a quilt, and a bag. I made the crown, am working on the quilt, and the bag will have to be a belated gift.
We went pretty simple for her birthday crown. I just used 2 pieces of wool felt with a layer of stiff interfacing in between. The trim is hot glued on.
Her other birthday requests were science toys, getting her ears pierced, and a Nerf bow and arrow. My mom sent her the bow and arrow and she is in heaven.