I've been photographing all kinds of odds and ends today. So far I've checked "#3. Finish my felt hat and embellish it", and "#12. Make Earrings......" off of my list. I haven't listed anything on Etsy yet, but I did venture to make two pairs of ribbon earrings the other day, while my cousin was visiting. My sisters and cousin sat around coloring, while I fussed with some projects. These turned out cute, but I still have to get the hang of making the eyelets look good on the backside. :-/ The teal polka dot and brown checked ribbons are two of my very favorites from a large stash that I've been building. I only had a couple of scraps left and wanted to make something special with them. Although not perfect, I still love wearing these.

Next up is the felt hat. My mom has made many of these in a doll size, but I've never ventured to make one exactly like hers until now. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, and I was able to use one of my all-time favorite fabrics for the lining and decorative flower. The first time I used the two cottons together was on a doll outfit which I sold on my website. They looked so fabulous and vintage, that I just had to use them again on something. I think they compliment the teal/green felt really well. The vintage buttons that I used for the centers of the flowers are from Etsy's ElizabethWrenVintage. She has some great stuff in her shoppe, so make sure to drop by sometime.





S.L.North said...

Very nice work Alex, great colour and nice flowers/placement. :)

Glorious Hats said...

REally lovely work, color choice and use of fabric flowers is just wonderful.

2SewRetro said...

Thank you both for the lovely compliments. I wore this hat for the first time yesterday and I really love it..........it fits perfectly. :-)