Well it is very late into Me Made May 13.
A much-loved but elderly hat . My MMMay13 Makeover Pledge. A needle, some thread, me reading specs and the late-night-light of an angle poise lamp. Et voilà!
There are a few more sun-drenched afternoons in the old girl after all. She might be slightly frayed at the edges and frankly a little crumbly if handled roughly but I could say the same about myself and I’m not ready to be recycled just yet. Oh dear, and now I’m thinking about where I’d be if this was Logan’s Run. I would have had to escape Carrousel (sic) more than a decade ago. I like to imagine that I would be living happily with Peter Ustinov and all those cats. I’d probably be sewing. Or starting a library. Or both. Hmm, yes, I’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent there. The Hat:
And not one, but two uses for the Liberty print.
Note to self: You must pay more attention to your backdrops my dear. That headband head shot? You haven’t quite managed to quite crop out the wheelie bins. If ‘crop out’ is even a bone fide phrase.
2 thoughts on “clutching at straws”
Oh wow! I didn’t know you could fix a hat up like that! Way to go!
Thanks! I’m not sure that they are all constructed in the same way. This was basically a strip of straw ‘fabric’ that wound around and around creating the crown. It was easy to sew back together.