Friday, July 02, 2010

Flowers R us.

In the summer months I like to wear a wide brimmed straw hat when doing the gardening.
This is Wrapper, she also likes my hats. she likes to sit on them! I get through a great many hats this way.


This is the latest one she has managed to trash. In the bin for that do I hear you say? No, cos I have a secret weapon my Sizzix Big Shot.


With a pile of different materials from my hoard I have transformed trash into new stash.
I cut the head part down to leave about 35mm and covered with a plain green linen. Then I added flowers to give a new lease of life using different sizzix flower die shapes. Buttons added the finishing touch. I have entered this into 3 challenges.

Magical Crafts have a current challenge asking for Flowers on your projects
and By The Cute And Girly have a Warm Summer Days theme asking for our most summery creations so I think my hat fits the bill in both cases.
Oops. Faye has just found me another challenge.
A Pocket Full of Posies who are asking for something floral.




Wrapper was most impressed though I have now relegated another straw hat
for her which has feathers on so that should keep her occupied for a time.

16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous remodelling! You'll look stunning doing the gardening in her!!

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  2. Mrs. A., is there anything you can't do? HAHA You really are so talented - I just love that hat - wonderfully redone with gorgeous flowers; how cool is that! Poor Wrapper...hahahahaha

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  3. Love the pic with Wrapper looking as if she will say: keep your hands off, this is mine!!!!
    Also love the way you recycled it with gorgeous flowers..........this is brilliant!!!
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Stunning! what an original and beautiful piece of Art! Thank You for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

    You can also enter it into A Pocket Full Of Posies ;-)

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  5. See, Jenny gave you another challenge and that wasn't even me!! You'd better stay home!! ;)
    The hat is fabulous! I can see your BS is going to be well loved. xxx

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  6. This is so different I love it! The flowers are gorgeous I love what you have done!

    Wrapper is gorgeous too!

    Thanks for joining us at magical crafts
    Dazie
    x

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  7. I love what you have done with your hat it is gorgeous.
    I hope wrapper enjoys her new hat
    Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts this time

    Jackie x

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  8. What a brilliant idea and it looks great too. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

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  9. That's a fabulous transformation! Looks as though you're enjoying your new toy - LOL. What a beautiful cat too - even if she is a bit naughty sometimes!

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  10. I think Wrapper is saying "move me if you dare!" I think that's a great transformation - sun out of your eyes but head stays cool. And its so very pretty!

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  11. Wow, this is just gorgeous! I wish I had a hat like this. Great make-over. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

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  12. Great summer hat, thanks for entering it this month at By The Cute And Girly.

    ** Kate **

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  13. Very Clever indeed!
    Thanks for joining us for our first ever Pocket Full Of Posies Challenge, I hope you'll join us next week too as we have another very special prize!
    Katie xxx
    http://chantillyrosecrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my goodness, Wrapper is adorable! Such a gorgeous kitty. Marcy

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  15. Clever you, love your revamp.Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.x

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  16. This is such a fabulous idea, what a transformation.

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful creation with us over at Magical Crafts.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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