Did you go to the Kentucky Derby or a Derby party? We went to a Derby party, and as you can see above, a lot of very cute, very young girls with fabulous hats were in attendance.
There were a few people in attendance, who are closer to our age.
But, no matter their age, almost everyone was decked out in a wonderful hat. I’ve been so busy with the campaign that I didn’t pull out my hat until Saturday morning. I had a cute sunhat that I planned to wear. When I pulled it out, I realized that it had seen its day long ago, and I couldn’t wear it. So, desperation is what forced this “I can’t craft” person into trying to make a fascinator to wear to the party.
I had no clue what I was going to do, but I assumed it would involve a glue gun, so I ran to Walgreens and bought a fabric-covered headband. I thought the glue would adhere better to fabric.
I have had a very long piece of this pleated fabric for years. I bought it on a sale table for less than $5.00. I decided that I might use a piece of it for my fascinator hat.
I glued pieces of this fabric around the top and bottom of a cardboard circle from a used ribbon spool. I knew I would be covering the center of it, so I didn’t worry about how that looked.
The mother of a good friend of mine raised Peacocks, and I had a bunch of their feathers. I shortened a few of them to glue to the center of the circle, again not worrying about how the center looked.
Years ago, a friend gave me this pretty pin with roses on it. I pinned that to the ugly center, and then glued the whole thing to the headband. I did have to secure the headband with a bobby pin to keep it from sliding forward when I looked down.
Although I felt kind of silly (especially after my sweetheart asked if it was supposed to look like I had a rooster on my head), I hoped that others at the party would wear silly hats too. They didn’t!
The best part of the party was seeing my blogger friend, Susan. Some of you may remember Susan’s blog, “Thoughts From Over The Rainbow”. After learning that we lived an hour apart, Susan and I have gotten together a couple of times over the years, but I haven’t seen her in several years. Once we started having grandbabies, we both got so busy that we were unable to get together. It was such a fun surprise to run into her at the Derby party.
My “Fascinator” held together through the party, and is still intact! Can I profess that I accomplished one craft? laurie