Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer/Spring Hat Refashion

I'm saying Summer *slash* Spring because it's summer here, and spring in other parts of the world so let's say it's for both so no one feels left out. 

Anyway, my family has this tradition of going on short vacations during non-working days of the Holy Week. My mom picks the location all the time, which is always just a few hours from the city, because... well... she pays. Thanks mom! :D I bought a hat with a brim for Andrea last year, to shield her eyes from the sun when we leave the car. Well... I said that this country is not big on wreaths... it's not big on hats either. I looked and looked and couldn't find a hat with a brim for babies. Finally, I found this cheap hat at the mall:

It was a little big for Andrea last year, and still is this year, and I wasn't happy with the embroidered design (I have no idea what CB stands for), but it was only P50 (approx $1.25) and it has a brim so I decided it would have to do. So before we left for our trip this year, I remembered the hat and decided to dress it up a little.

I took some of my fabric flower brooches, pinned it over the embroidery to hide it and...

Here's a closer look at the flowers:

Much, much better! The 2 singed flowers are the ones I used on my shirt refashion here. The pink flower, well... I have this short, sentimental story about it so bear with me.

See, it was my first 'sewing' project, and it was the project that officially 'launched' my blog as a crafts blog last year. It was part of my first refashion project when I added that flower to one of Andrea's dresses:
My first refashion project
Andrea grew out of the dress, but I wanted to keep the flower. Since it was sewn directly on the dress, I decided to cut it out, glue a piece of felt at the back, added small strips of the eyelet lace to make them look like leaves, and added a clip and a pin so we can use it as a clip and a brooch. As for the rest of the dress... it was made of strips of wide eyelet lace, sewn together so I decided to remove the stitches and I ended up with 3 short strips of dark green eyelet lace.
I can't wait to use them for a project!

Ok, back to Andrea's hat. Here's a picture of her wearing it:
It was taken using my phone, inside the car... and since the car was moving, my photo was a little blurry :-/

Here are some photos from the water park we went to.
That's Andi's grandma (a.k.a. my mom) with her at the bottom center photo. And that's Andi's daddy (a.k.a. hubby) with her at the bottom right photo.

I am linking up to the following link parties (whew, I missed link parties last week! I missed seeing that you guys were up to!):
CraftOManiac Monday at CraftOManiac | Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative | Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T | Made By You Monday at Skip To My Lou | Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do | Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty | Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple | Craft Couture Monday at Craft Couture | A Round Tuit at Creating My Way to Success | Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff | Inspire Me Monday at Singing Three Little Birds | The DIY Showoff | Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek | Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts | Handmade Tuesdays at Ladybug Blessings | Tuesday Party at Running with Glitter | Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog | Tuesday To-do Party at The Blackberry Vine | Show Me What Ya Got at Not JUST a Housewife | We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado | Linking Party at Passionately Artistic | Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs | Your Whims Wednesday at My Girlish Whims | Make It, Wear It at The Train to Crazy | Wicked Awesome Wednesday at Handy Man, Crafty Woman | Wednesday Link Party at Tea Rose Home | Will See It Wednesday at Fabric Bows and More | Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple | Creative Juice Thursday at Momnivore's Dilemma | Get Your Brag on at Gluesticks | Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop at Saved By Love Creations | Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage | Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts | Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions | A Crafty Soiree at Katie's Nesting Spot | A Glimpse Inside at Catch a Glimpse | Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge |


Lyra said...

Fabulous! Gosh, girls are so delightful. ^_^

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

Cute hat! Good job on the refashion. Looks great.

Diane Writes said...

Hello! My name is Diane and I am from the Philippines too. I discovered your blog from Cas of An Oasis in the Dessert.

I enjoyed browsing your blog. I particularly love your art transformations on different clothes. Ang galing! :)

I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. Have a great week! :)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Amazing how embellishements can make a plain hat like that look better. I love what you did to it. Great back story about the flower and finding a way to reuse it.

meijo's JOY said...

Hello from Malaysia. I came across your project from Singing Three Little Birds...and I continue strolling down to see more.. more.. more.., I think I addicted to your beautiful accessories craft, creative ideas, very in good repurposing, passion and love..humour words... oh my..so many amazing discovery ..Love it so much..you new fan and follower..PC

lisbonlioness said...

Thank you so much for the award- I will gather my favourite blogs toogether and then proudly post it :)
Your little girl looks like a princess with her Eliza Doolittle hat, truly scrumptious!

Jill said...

Beautiful hat! I love the flowers- and can't wait to see what you come up with for that lovely green lace!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Your hat refashion is adorable!!!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Fabric Bows and More said...

Very Cute! come and join our party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I am a new follower and visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

So cute! Thanks for linking this up to our wicked awesome Wednesday party.

Jami said...

I can't believe you can find the time to create such lovely things! The hat and the outfit are just precious! I'm so glad you linked it to the Tuesday To Do party! Can't wait to see what lovely you post next!