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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!

3 comments:

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!