Krissie: Make It Tuesday

Photo on 7-23-13 at 10.22 AM Yeah, it looks like me. I was worried about looking more jowelly than last year, but I think that’s … ahem … age more than the F word.
Anyway, I had to make a hat to Music Man. Well, I presumed I had to make a hat — turns out I didn’t really (though I made Mrs. Paroo’s apron and 8 Wan Tan Ye girl tabards and re-made my cousins’ costumes and fixed mine, But I digress.
However, as you can imagine I come equipped with boas. And large floppy hats. In purple. So I bought a huge purple hydrangea when I was at Jo-Ann’s and set to work.IMG_0885 First, I began to drape the boa around the brim. Easy-peasy, right? I sewed it on with heavy white thread (which disappeared between the feathers)IMG_0889 Once finished, I admired myself and my craftiness (alas, craftiness is not in my nature. I can sew, I can crochet, I can knit slightly, but I can’t do craft stuff that looks at all good. The sort of stuff Jenny does blind-folded). IMG_0891
Then I remembered we had to turn up the brim so our faces don’t get shadowed by the light, so I sewed up one side of the brim and attached the hydrangea (which I’d ripped off the stem). IMG_0894
Then I tried it on, and it looks utterly fabulous. Problem is, with my hair in a topknot (Eulalie’s style) and it doesn’t stick on and i don’t have a hat pin, but I think my next craft project is a skewer turned hatpin.
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20 thoughts on “Krissie: Make It Tuesday

  1. That looks fabulous. To hell you say. That’s crafty as all get out, and it’s perfect. I did not get the crafty gene. Other than a pretty flowery halo for my flower girl many moons ago, I leave the crafty stuff to the professionals.

    (Was at conference last week and missed checking this blog. Been catching up all morning. Break a leg with the play. Sounds like you are totally in your element!)

  2. Lynda says:

    Amazing!! Mrs. Shinn is going to steal the show. (And how about a knitting needle for a hat pin? Just string on a few beads.)

  3. You look terrific in the first photo: really healthy and happy. You look fabulous in the last photo with your awesome hat! Really, I don’t see any jowls. But I do see a happy, crafty, creative you.

  4. Mary Matthews says:

    Love it! The last photo makes me wish I could see the play! I’m sure you’re a fabulous actress.

  5. Micki says:

    You look fabulous! And that hat!! (I want!) I love the way you’ve turned it up.

    Bamboo skewer for a hat pin?

    What I do to keep my floppy hat on is drape a loose-weave scarf over it and tie it loosely — but I’m worried about the stage-lighting issues with that.

    http://www.artfire.com/uploads/product/0/460/69460/3069460/3069460/large/antique_1925_paris_fashions_pochoir_print_featuring_first_empire_hat_and_hair_styles_0ae1715e.jpg

    Will that show up? Ribbons might make a good solution . . . .

  6. I love it!!! You don’t have to be crafty to be creative. BTW, I can so see you in the boas!! You still sound like you are having a ball!! The last picture shows that you are! <3

  7. Eulalie is going to steal that show, lol! I SO wish I could see you! About 20 years ago, my hubby played Harold Hill in a production in Phoenix. You look awesome in the hat, and it sounds like you’re having a grand old time. So glad! Fun stuff!!!

  8. Jill says:

    Who says you are not crafty ? The hat is awesome and you look great in it. Does this theater/production have a web page ?

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