Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Making Little Hats

Last year was a particularly difficult year for me health-wise. Recovering from my "crash" in the winter of 2014 has been a very slow process, but I am excited to say that I am finally making some progress! In the past two months I have had some definite improvements. I have not needed to spend as much time in bed, and my migraines have been lessening in frequency. My body still tires quickly, but at least I have enough energy now to push myself a little and regain some strength.

When I started feeling better in March, the first thing I did was pull out my craft and hat making supplies! For about three years now I have been collecting supplies for making little hair-pieces and fascinators, and I was so excited to finally have enough energy and enough supplies to make a few little hats. I didn't have the energy to make everything in one day, so I kept the hat-making supplies out for a week and worked on them a little bit each day. Adelaide helped me with some of the hat-making, and we thoroughly enjoyed our girly and crafty time!

These are the four little hats that Adelaide and I made. The top two are for me, and the bottom two are for Adelaide. My hats are feather pads that are secured onto headbands. I also added two antique pins from my Oma. Adelaide's little hats are fascinators, and they will secure onto her head with an alligator clip.

Here is a close up of the black curly goose feather pad on a headband.

These are Adelaide's fascinators. She helped to pick out the feathers and buttons and ribbon. The pink fascinator is her favorite.

We had such a fun week making fancy little hats together. And soon after creating our hats, Adelaide had an occasion to wear her new, pink fascinator! A friend came over for fancy tea, and we each wore a hat. I will share tea party pictures with you next week!


  1. What a blessing!! That's soo good you have been slowly getting better, and able to do things - even if it's slowly. I am anticipating having to spend whole summer in bed, but maybe I can write some.

  2. Thanks for being excited with me, Stacey. I'm sorry that you are so sick and bedbound. The lonely, stuck-in-bed days are so hard. I hope that you will be able to write this summer, and I pray that your writing will bless and encourage many. Hugs to you tonight!

  3. What a fun project. So glad you and Adelaide got to make these. The tea party looks lovely, too.


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