When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
(Warning, by Jenny Joseph)
Have you heard of the Red Hat Society? It's a social organisation of, er, mature ladies which began when one of the founders gave a friend a red hat and a copy of the poem. Here's my little red hat, which has taken me a very long time to make - well, not so much the hat as the display stand, if truth be told!
The hat is adapted from a pattern by Kim Costello (see here) that was published in Craft Stamper magazine some time ago. I coloured the feathers with alcohol pens. The stand is a CD with a cut-down packaging tube stuck to it. The base I covered in Artists' Spackle texture paste, sprayed green and sprinkled with Flower Soft. The upright I covered with paper left over after Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Challenge (blending a little Vintage Photo DI over it first) and added a couple of flowers that I'd made for the Tattered Florals challenge but never used.
And there it is - my entry for the "Anything Goes- Pick and Mix" Country View Crafts blog challenge. Thank you for taking the time to check it out. I hope you liked it!