The Making of the Card Hat:
Here is a little step by step of how I made my playing card hat.
For those of you who don’t remember, here is how it originally looked.
Step 1: Ripping out flowers
Bye bye pretty pink flowers
The white roses I got were a bit too white against the lace so I did a little tea dyeing.
While I waited for the roses to dye I made the bow that would cover the hole in front of the hat using playing cards and lace.
I then made the bow for the back of the hat.
I still felt it was a bit too plain so I sewed some beads in the middle border of the lace part. (This took the longest almost two hours)
The roses are finally ready!!
Finally I attached the roses using hot glue and painted the middle one red. (With the song in my head the entire time)
Taa Daa! All finished and waiting for the tea party. All I have now left to do is to finish my skirt and I’ll be ready to join the maddness.
Hey guys look I finished my card hat for the Mad Hatters Tea Party!!
The other day I buckled down and finally finished my hat. It took most of the day but look how pretty it turned out. The tea party is in a few weeks. I’ll post pictures of my outfit as I finish it.
Hats, Hats and More Hats!!!!
I thought I would share a new project I have been working on with the talented Kenzey.
Kenzey has recently begun making hats and asked me to “Steampunk” some of them for her. We hope to sell some of them at Geekonomicon along with my jewelry and her aprons. I thought it would be fun to post a few of them.
This was our first one and the one one we have that we are selling so far.
This one is actually mine. Its a miniature hat that she made using the leftover material from my corset. (I have a big one too) I then added the glasses, lace and bow to dress it up. It has combs on the bottom to help it sit on my head.
Here is the larger version that some of you might recognize as the one I wore to Paracon. I haven’t decorated it yet because I like how it looks with just the goggles on. I may change that at a later date.
This last one I actually found at Paracon at one of the Steamunk Vendor booths. It was shoved in the corner forgotten and I fell in love with it. I got it for a steal since it had a hole in in it. I’m planning on removing the flowers and ribbon and replacing them with white roses (with one red) and red ribbon as well as decorating it with playing cards for a mad hatter tea party I’m going to later this month. (I’m going to be a playing card)
I’ve been having lots of fun being a hatter and I’m hoping to do more soon. I’ll post them as they come up.
Works in Progress: Nautical Steampuk
I recently had a request at the market this Saturday for some things with Anchors. And living with Florida I figure it can’t hurt to add some Nautical pieces. I’ve worked with shells in the past and thought it would be fun to try some other seafaring themes.
I also thought it would be fun to do a work in progress post as I worked on a few of the pieces. (Apologies on the lighting in the pictues my craft room does not have the best picture taking lighting.)
Sorry I’ve been a bit lazy posting Pictures from Paracon. Firstly because I recently started a new job and I’ve been pretty busy learning the ropes.
Secondly because I really didn’t take to many pictures. I was pretty busy selling most of the time.
And finally because the air conditioning broke on Saturday making it HOT AS HELL. (Especially if you’re wearing a corset, I can’t imaging how bad the poor furries and storm troopers must have been.) By the time I really had time to take pictures I was hot and sweaty and no one was coming near me with a camera.
Despite the A/C issues though a good time was had by all and I am looking forward to Geekonomicon 2014 in December with Kenzey and Tess Barnett from http://beastofbirmingham.tumblr.com/
WIP: Goggles continued
Continuing work on goggles for next month. One of these is a commission for the owner of the shop I sell my jewelry at. They are still a work in progress but I should have them done soon. Maybe once I have all my goggles done I’ll do a little fashion show.
Hey abbyainttooshabby want to be my model?
Some of my newer finished pieces. Some of these I’ll be selling at market and the rest I am saving to sell at the upcoming Paracon.
Apologies for the crap quality of the pictures These are just the stock pictures. ’ll be taking some better quality pictures later in the week.
And yes I did recently go a little crazy with a deck of cards.
WIP: Goggles and Fairy Bottles
Starting work on some of the goggles and Fairy bottles that I’ll be taking to Paracon next month.