Ok…on to the FABULOUS, beautiful, Can’t-Believe-I-Made-It Hat! (It’s not that I’m immodest. I’m happy and surprised and proud that I will represent Pat in this resplendent hat!)
It started out like this:
Please read this post that describes how special this hat is anyway…A lovely man had this hat in a yard sale, cleaning out his deceased wife’s things. Special story.
I wish I had taken pictures of the items I used, but you know me, impulsive. I just wanted to jump right in! I needed to find something that complimented the animal skin print on top, made it look more spring/summertime, and was under $10. Budget restraints and all that. Lucky, Hobby Lobby had all of their floral 50% off yesterday! I started to choose red, but when I saw this beautiful blue flower, I knew I had found my inspiration. I added sand colored feathers and stems to the mix to bring out the natural color of the cheetah print.
I want to add a bow to cover up all of the glue and “mechanics” of the construction. I am trying to find a burlap type ribbon to add more color and texture. Again, I just couldn't wait to share it!