a new hat for a windy day


Finally dry, I can wear my new hat for a fresh web icon photo.  I love how this turned out especially as it was all rather a leap in the dark for me.  Every now and again I have to seek a challenge, push the boundaries as it were, in order to keep creatively alive.  I've wanted to do 3D felt pieces for a long while now but it seemed like such a huge undertaking that I never quite had enough umph to get around to it.

Well the wedding season is looming in the late summer so, never satisfied with what is on offer in the shops, I proposed to myself that I get started early and "knock up" a little outfit, (if you know me you'll also know that I never manage to do that... my homemade clothes never fit, it's my mother that sews and I should just accept that this, alongside climbing up rocks and singing, is simply something I am not meant to do).  A Victorian steampunk type of jacket/dress coat would do nicely but patterns are definitely not my thing... hmmm.... felt is though!!

So... this, as a stepping stone, is my first foray into the world of "battering fuzzy stuff" into a garment.  Next to see if anyone visiting Etsy wants it, to fund me some more materials, lol!

7 comments:

Gina said...

It's gorgeous... I just wish I suited hats but I seem to end up looking like Wurzle Gummage!

dorothypandorasbox said...

That's beautiful Helen... very well done you. I have only done a little bit of felting and nothimg like that.
Like Gina, I wish I could wear hats... I used to try thrm on in shops for a laugh!

Brenda Leonard said...

OMG!!!!! How magnificent can a hat be!!! What a wonderful creation!

neki desu said...

great, great hat!

Carol said...

Beautiful,what a fantastic job did did, love the colours

Els said...

Well I think you cán be very proud of yourself: you made a gorgeous hat !!!! Beautiful colours !
And wearing hats is something you just have to DO, people look wonderful !

(perhaps : felt the rest of the outfit too ?! sorry just joking... am I ? )

Deb H said...

Wow, why would you sell it? it's beautiful, & looks so good on you!