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!
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!
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!
So 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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