I hit the jackpot on Vintage Floral Hats yesterday at the Elkhorn, WI flea market. I found 4 of them. Actually, I found more but ya'll know what I do with these so I refuse to pay more than $4 or $5 for each. Yes, I cut them up for the flowers:
I try to save everything I can from these. The netting, the ribbons, the fabric as well as the flowers. I kind of hate to cut them up because they're so pretty but this is a great way to get vintage millinery flowers for crazy quilting, art quilts and mixed media projects.
If you would like to see how to take them apart, click here.
In other news, mom is doing well and thanks you all for your kind wishes and comments! She's just thrilled that you all accepted her and enjoy her blog posts so much. She's looking forward to writing Part 2 of her Creatively Coping With Bi-Polar article. We'll get that article up as soon as she can sit comfortably with my laptop.
And speaking of creatively coping, my article on coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome will be available soon. I plan to work on that this week along with my next Crazy Quilting For Newbies article.
Today is a sewing day for me. My treadle machine is just screaming at me! I have 2 custom orders to piece up and I want to start putting together the blocks for my Winter project. The theme? It's a secret!!!!
Before I head out for now, I'll leave you with Kathi's newest pair of earrings:
These are so elegant for Halloween but they don't scream "Halloween". And Kathi's insists on keeping her pieces very affordable! They're available for purchase in my shop.