DAY #334 – GRANDMA CHIC

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Welcome to my on the road studio or as some may call it, my lap!

Off to visit family this weekend to ring in the holiday season.  This means if I want to create anything for my 365 challenge, it’s going to be inside a car!

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This is a horrible photo taken in the car, sorry about that, but I wanted you to see what I was working on today.  This was a perfectly cute head wrap designed to cover your ears and head to protect them from the cold.

I have a bunch of them.  I love them.  They get the job done.  They keep me warm and they look nice.

Well, if you’ve ever caught my blog, then you know I just can’t leave well enough alone.  This green head wrap was just a tad bit too boring for me…so I had to kick it up twenty notches!

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I know, I know. You just don’t know what to say.  You are thinking what the heck happened???  Well for one thing, I was in the car too long, but for another, I just really like crazy bright stuff!

When I was in college someone told me my style was “grandma chic”.  I thought that might be because 90% of my wardrobe was/is thrift store purchases, but they went a little further. They meant it because I’d rock a grandpa cardigan(1960’s) with a 1970’s wide collared shirt, maybe some 80’s corduroys  and wrap it up with a big bow in my hair.  Add the obnoxiously bright colors that I’m attracted to and I can understand where they might not think I’m from this millennium or planet for that matter!

Yeah, I’ll own that.  You can call me Grandma chic!

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IMG_8403So today I armed myself with a spool of olive-green thread, a needle, scissors, beads, sequins, ribbon, novelty yarns, vintage trim, and felt. I sewed and sewed and sewed, until there wasn’t any space left!

It reminds me of the vintage floral bathing caps from the 1960’s.  Secretly I always wanted on of those!

I only got a photo of my crazy hat half-way through. I finished tacking everything on later on in the night and it was too dark and too late to get a good photo.  I will have to take a pic and add it to a future post.

I am now a proud owner of a ridiculous bonnet.  I’m pretty sure if I lose it,  people will know who to return it to and I most likely don’t have to worry about anyone wanting to steal it!

Just wait for the car ride home…my scarf is looking a little drab….

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