I finally got around to sewing up a gnome hat for Matilda. The pattern comes from "Bend the Rules Sewing" by Amy Karol...if you haven't seen the book, it is full of great, colourful, fun sewing projects, (and for the novice sewer, the instructions are clear and easy to follow)!! I used 100% wool felt for this project, (I do find that wool felt generally holds up better over time...but heck...use whatever you darn well please!!)
Here is the full on front view of the hat...it's a little big on her, but she just LOVES it!!!
And here's the view from the side...with a little flower embellishment!!
It took very little time to whip this up...about an hour tops. And if you're wondering how in the world I found the time to do this...well, here's my confession...I locked myself and the kids upstairs, and they played while I sewed my heart out, (our upstairs is open concept...three quarters bedroom/playroom and one quarter mommy's craft nook!!). Gotta love it when you can fit in a random act of sewing while the kids happily play!!
Hope you all enjoy a weekend bursting with creativity!!!!