I have a rather brilliant and creative friend around the corner; while I have no documentary proof, I have a feeling that our most recent church lady activity, a Mother-Daughter Tea Party, is largely due to her determination, because it has her ultra-nifty fingerprints all over it.
A tea party is, of course, all the inspiration my Eldest needs to get me wrapped up in the creation of a rather nifty top hat project. I’m no milliner, but modern millinery can involve hot glue, and I’m okay with that.
We used this tutorial video as a base, then wung it. (Past tense of “wing”… go with me here.) So, without further ado, the majestic results of one afternoon, some posterboard, some hot glue, some wire, and a bit of silk/wool houndstooth from The Stash:
Of course, now The Boy wants one, in black, or maybe leather, but definitely with brassed-up goggles. And this one is likely a new fashion staple for the Eldest, particularly when worn with knickers, tall boots, and a stylish vest (of which she has a stack of designs just waiting for her mother to draft and sew up). It’s nice to have confident, appreciative Minions, I think.