Staw hat (the kind used for displayed glass dolls)
- thank you Hobby Lobby for having this!
ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, & other small
trinkets including a circle brad with the letter E on it.
fake flowers- of the daffodil type (Very Eastery)
and a stretchy headband (white)
Channeling a 1900's style hat, I got to work on my infants headpiece. I love hot glue. I love to scrap with fake flowers and buttons, it's sorta my calling card. So I usually buy full stemmed flowers from Michaels when they are on sale, then tear them apart to use the pieces for my scrapbook pages. For the $1.50 I spent, I'll get way more flower petals than I would buying a canister of flower petals some company put together for $10! For this hat, I left the stems on the flowers so they would hold their shape, but cut them very short. Then started bunching the pieces together. The last thing I did was glue the headband on. I tried to gage where on Elle's head I wanted it to sit, then pasted the headband to the hat accordingly.
(And satin white shoes, but you just can't see them.)
The bonnet is meant to be a token piece: purposely small on the head, cocked to the side and worn low towards the forehead.
It turned out just adorable! Everyone loved it!
And more importantly- Elle wore it for a long while on Easter!
Proud to be her Momma!