Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Creative Space: Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear?

I love hats, always have and I sure I always will, so I get excited when I find them at the thrift store. This one was too small for me but I bought it anyway because I have a friend who wears more(?) hats that I do and has slightly smaller hat size. The hat was too small for her so then what do I do with it? I am sure some might re-donate it but I just looked it as a creative challenge. I love the colour and it is good quality wool felt. I am in the middle of a Valentine's Day idea that I hope my family prefers to my fascintator. All will be revealed in a few days! Check out all the creative successes found at Kristy's blog.

6 comments:

Kirsty said...

I just can't pull off a hat. I look forward to seeing your rework though.

Penny said...

Red hats are the best hats!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Try taking out the inner hatband and steam it real well. Then put it on and stretch the wool a bit so it fits you.

Amy. said...

Jenifir, If you would like this book sent to you please send you address to my email. amysewsorry@aol.com
Be sure to write "Teddy Bear Book" in the subject of the email so I know it is you.
Thanks.
Amy

Amy. said...

oops meant to say "your" not "you". Drats, why don't they have spell check for comments on blogs!! I was in a hurry and didn't proof read. I am too reliant on spell check, huh!?

Kylie @ alittlereddress said...

Nice find, and I like what you ended up with! (I cheated and read your previous post first!) I had only heard of those Noel Streatfield books after (sadly) watching 'You've got mail'. What age range are they aimed at? I don't think you can buy them in Australia. The bush babies are by May Gibbs and I did love them! As a young teen I saved up for quite a long time to buy a gorgeous, fully illustrated set which included her life story as well as all of her books.