What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

hat rehab

After the great hat tragedy of '08 I promised Nina that we would go out and get her a new hat. When you don't use sunscreen much it's important to wear a hat. And boy, we looked hither and yon, hill and dale, at every store we could find within walking distance; not one summer hat to be found. We finally ended up at the dingiest, most run down Burlington Coat Factory ever (at least, I hope so, I haven't done much shopping there). They had one hat with a brim that fit Nina. So we bought it (for $2.99). She had wanted to get one with ties to keep it from blowing off, but this fancy Easter-type hat had to do and I told her that I would sew on some flowers and a tie.

Here it is before:

And after. I don't love what I've done to make a tie here; I may try to find something to make it tighter (like the plastic adjuster thing on coats and sleeping bags) or replace it with elastic.

We made a big excursion via bus to get the supplies. I love little satin roses and Nina picked out the multi-color package of them and the ribbon.

It took forever to sew together bunches of two and four roses and then sew them onto the hat. But she's worth it!


carol said...

A beautiful hat and a lovely memory made...perfect.

Asianmommy said...

That is so cute--I love the transformation!

Heidi said...

You did such a great job with that hat! What a difference and she seems to be pleased!