Sunhats and Fun Flowers

As I was packing things up getting ready for the beach, I realized that the summer is half over, and my child doesn’t own a sunhat. (BAD Mommy!) In my defense, we never go outside during the hottest part of the day (that’s nap-time) and she does wear sunblock. Plus if we are out playing chalk and rocks, she is on the patio in the shade anyway. (Yeah excuses. I just forgot.)

But, even I know that a hat is essential if you are gonna be at the beach all day, so I busted out the fabrics and got to work. I used this pattern from Running with Scissors. Thank goodness I cut out the large size, because it just barely fits, (must have a fat head to go with those fat feet 🙂 but it should at least make it through this weekend.

BLAH…

Then, since I made it out of such plain fabric, it just needed something. You know when you just stare at a project for hours trying to figure out what it needs. Well Ant suggested adding a flower, but I’m kinda over all the rosettes I’ve seen lately and wanted to do something “different”. I goggled flower tutorials, and waded through the thousands of different flowers until I found this tutorial. (It was a very “Where have you been all my life?” moment.) I’m not sure how well known these are, but they just felt perfect! (The post is from 2008! I’m always the last to know.)

Button Flowers!!
I quickly dumped out all the buttons and started picking out the ones that matched Reli’s swimmy suit. 
(Very bad Idea when there is a toddler in the room. She wasn’t trying to eat them, just “help” Mommy. lol)
I added some fabric covered buttons using leftovers from the flip flops, and Ta Da! I can’t wait to make more!

I even made a pair for the flip flops!

Now I’m actually starting to get excited about going to the beach! 
At least we’ll come home with a few cute pictures. (And a whole load of taffy ; )

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend. I’ll be back on Tuesday with plenty of pictures!
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6 thoughts on “Sunhats and Fun Flowers

  1. I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

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