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.


Jo in TAS said...

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

Do What You Love said...

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

Margreet said...

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

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

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 ;-)

Faye said...

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

Dazie said...

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

jackiescrafts said...

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

Carol Ann said...

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

Sherry said...

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!

Ann said...

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!

Hannapanna said...

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

Kate said...

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

** Kate **

Katharine Steff said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

nnalorac said...

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

Unknown said...

This is such a fabulous idea, what a transformation.

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


Joanne xx