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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Altered Straw Hat.... F

Hello people of blog world

Today I have for you an altered straw hat as my DT entry for CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH RIBBON this week.  I will just list the items used.

Original hat

Painted hat 

Hat covered in bridal lace the top caved in with paint but pushed it back into shape lol

I used lots of my hand made flowers (no shop bought ones on this beauty lol) and Bridal lace from my wedding dress (the hem). The velvet ric rac trim and cream silk ribbon are from CRAFTY RIBBONS.  A lot of stringed pearls (old necklace recycled) , tiny pearl string and 3 large marabou feathers.  

I do hope you like the copious amount of pics - SORRY X


Once again I do apologise for the overload of pics but I just could not make my mind up which ones to choose for showing lol.

Anyway I do hope you have enjoyed your visit today and I hope I have inspired you all to join in with the current challenge over at CRAFTY RIBBONS this week.

You have to be innit to winnit!

Hugz and love always


  1. Wow, this hat is so elegant
    and all the little details are amazing.

  2. Oh My, what a gorgeous creation!!! Your attention to detail is incredible!! This hat is worthy of the Kentucky Derby. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  3. What a stunning piece, your work is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for challenge #202. Kerry, DT Member xx

  4. What amazing work! This has is sooooo gorgeous. Love all the ribbon, lace and flowers. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Monochromatic" challenge.

  5. WOW - so glad you posted pictures of all that luscious detail. Simply beautiful and love how you used recycled items in this gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Monochromatic challenge. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  6. OMG! This is STUNNING Elaine! You are so talented! LOVE all the beautiful elements ... I'm blown away ... BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘MONOCHROMATIC’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Wow is right! Your hat is so gorgeous and I love all of the detail which the photos show beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  8. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  9. omg what a transformation love all the lace,flowers and silk a beautiful finished product
    Carol x

  10. Stunning project. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  11. A stunning creation from a humble beginning. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you again soon.

  12. Oh my goodness.What an incredible creation and such a transformation.Truly gorgeous piece.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  13. Wow, I'm glad you posted all the pics, it's amazing! I have never seen anything like this! It must have taken you forever! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Opus Gluei, it a real treat seeing your creation!

  14. Stunning, you are very talented, your hat it is just so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

  15. How fabulous and so elegant...I can see you wearing that hat to the races at Ascot next year...
    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...xx

  16. Love the antique look to this gorgeous hat. The cram is stunning and the bow is fabulous! Thanks for sharing on the Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge for Anything Goes and Homemade Bows.

  17. wow lovely thank you for joining the crafty girls challenege, good luck. Alana Dt member

  18. totally amazing, those flowers are just wow wow wow, what an amazing job you have done, thank you for sharing with us at craft girls challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  19. OH wow what amazing hat. Love all the details with the ribbon, lace and shabby style. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  20. Oh my goodness another stunning piece oh so shabby, love it!!

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  21. Honestly, is there no end to your talents? Just gorgeous! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  22. Thank you so much for entering your fab creation into the Sisters of Craft challenge. Good luck. Tina DT x

  23. Simply stunning hat. Totally love all the photos you have shared. Good luck with you entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  24. My dear, this project deserved lots of photos! Your creation is so beautiful and with using your handmade flowers and elements from your wedding it is so sentimental and lovely that I know it will have a place of honor in your home, it deserves that. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us at Opus Gluei, what a lovely way to get all tied up with us!


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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