The sun is out, the sky is blue and all of a sudden it is Hat season, what with Ladies Day at the races, Easter Bonnets, Royal wedding and not so Royal weddings. Well back in February at the Trade Show a few of us got talking about getting a new hat and this is where our twistwd minds took us. Each hat started life as one of our Mini Top Hats, and then sort of altered and shifted into these creations you see.
"The Bluebird of Happiness" was crafted by Moira Sutton, it started white and went blue with a few spritzes of Cosmic Shimmer Mists, then a Mini Bird House, a nest with eggs, a couple of birds made with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals, a Hat Pin, a "few" feathers, a bit of lace and a glue gun later hey presto!
"Matilda's Travelling Hat" has been created by Carol Fox, turn the key, pop on your goggles and you off to your choosen destination, with the map and tickets tucked in the hat band your hat will get you there safely. With its stylish hat pin and colourful peacock feathers you will always be a hit.
Meanwhile Jo Capper-Sandon has a "Bee in Her Bonnet" with this gorgeous creation which features several of the stamps Jo has designed for Stampotique Originals - Big Bee, Medium Bee with little Bee on the Side, Leaf and Hexagon and Claudine Hellmuth paint. It's great how the wings of Big Bee stick up above the top of the hat, it gives real movement to the piece.
And Julie Dandy has been as "Mad as a Hatter" with this charming Alice inspired piece.
So what about you - need a new hat? feel inspired? Go on don't keep it under your hat, give it a go.