Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm mad.......for making hats.

This is the hat I made to wear at the Art from the heart anniversary party this weekend. I decided to make a buggy hat. Why??? Because I love bugs and especially butterflies and beetles. I used an idea Ms Elliot at school gave me for using wire to form the hat. Mom helped me by giving me a coat hanger and bending it. then she lent me some batting, material and thread. I also got her to teach me how to use her sewing machine(which I have been trying for a long time). I told her it would be quicker than sewing the whole thing by hand. It was fun.....I made all the butterflies from paper using a template I got from a class we took. I also made a big butterfly from extra dollhouse material we had and added flowers, bling and bug stickers. Mommy seemed to really like the hat too and took alot of pictures of me making it that you can view on her blog Pages by the Sea. This is the picture of the finished hat next to Moms

I got to wear the hat to Art from the Heart today . We had a really good time. I got to take 2 mini classes and had a yummy muffin. Miss Dyan was there to talk to and show some fun things being made. And guess what ! I even won a few things....A wall hanging merrychristmas sign, a journaling kit and a Family box. I will take pictures of them tomorrow and post them. It was a really fun day. If you like my hat please leave me a comment. I would love to hear what you think. thanks for looking and hope you like it. Belle


  1. Dear Belle, this hat is a wonderful creation. It is a beautiful colour and what an imagination you have to have thought it up. The bugs, butterflies and flowers are stunning. I look forward to seeing more of your projects. :-) xx

  2. you have done well belle your hat is gorgeous.

  3. Good Morning Belle!!!!

    Your hat is just WONDERFUL!!!!
    You know, I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm not too fond of bugs, much less gardens either (because they have bugs) BUT seeing your delightful hat kind of shines a new light on me for those little critters!!!

    I wish all bugs were as pretty as yours. haha Maybe you have a secret garden where there are no "bad" bugs...I really need one of those! :)

    I can't wait to see what you create next Belle. For 8 years are a true artist!!!

    Tell Mommy Angela I said hello and I hope ya'll have a very creative weekend together!!!

    Miss Jodie

  4. Love those butterflies Belle! I'll have to try them they're so cute! Good luck with your blog! ;o)