Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Candace is having a Mad Hatter's Tea Party (here) and I made a hat. Now I have to admit that my hat is probably more suited to a Garden Party or a day at the races, but here's the thing - the original hat that I conceived and planned never made it past the two-dimensional draft on paper. It would have been constructed entirely from toilet paper inners, a 188-tube engineering feat. (To be precise.) But my visionary attempt at surpassing all previous efforts, at becoming a Truly Mad Milliner Par Excellence, would simply have taken too much effort and time. Hour upon hour of painting, punching holes, threading through wire, shaping ... no, I don't think so!

So I made this one - took me 10 minutes flat. Old straw hat, a bit of tulle, a piece of fabric from an old Indian skirt, and lots of fabric flowers and pins.

Happy Mad Hatter's Party everyone! I hope Candace will post soon and bring something to eat, because I'm starving. And I'm feeling a bit conspicuous in this pink and green outfit, with all these flowers, so very much not me. Is that a bee I hear buzzing around my head??

14 comments:

kendalee said...

Very stylish and lovely & summery! We have cold, wet and grey here so I'm happy to see all that pink and green and flowery loveliness... And I don't think you need worry about the bee, that tulle will keep her at bay. Enjoy the party! :)

Candace said...

What a Fantastic Hat! My guests have not even arrived, so please -- have a tiny snack to stay your tummy. Maybe the bee will lead you to a honey jar...

We are having a veritable FEAST -- check me again in about 12 hours (it's early early Saturday here).

And is this what is meant by a been in the bonnet? lol.
X Candace

nathalie et cetera said...

lovely, lovely, lovely! makes me want to have tea with the Queen...

Linda Sue said...

Well, clearly you have not had enough mercury in the mix- this hat is beautiful and totally acceptable! I would wear it any day, in or out of madness.
I am still camping out with the dog while granite head husband tries to find the best "deal"- the frustration level is off the charts...

Charlie said...

How fun! I love this hat, especially the black tulle. So mysterious!

Veja cecilia said...

this is just so fun to see!

Leenie said...

Yes, lovely sun-hat, probably just right for your summer. This party looks to be quite a collection of fine fedoras and chapeaus!

aimee said...

oh please won't you show us the two dimensional draft of the the 188 toiletpaper tube hat, and tell us how you got to that number? once again i'm loving the workings of your mind...

Freshly Found said...

You are always up to something fun!

frayedattheedge said...

superb - indeed that hat is braw!!

L'Atelier said...

whooohoooo! how fun! how was the teaparty- did you get tons of cakes or my favourite cucumber sarnies?
;) :)
and if that didnt work out- you just dressed for high tea at mount nelson

Lady P said...

who are you kidding?! you make everything the best when it is on the "fly"

Tjoekie said...

Dear Suzi is a realy mad hatter and a VERY buzzy bee to say the least!!

kat said...

Love the green and pink combination!