Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Mad, Hat, Cat lady!

Back to hats.
Last year I did very well making and selling Witch Hats on the Studio blog. While I was making them, I had lots of requests for different designs.  I was only just setting out at the time and trying to find my own style.  My stealth witch hat was inspired by Terry Pratchetts 'Hat Full of Sky' and was very popular, but making other styles took a little longer to work out.
Now though, I'm happy to present the Bewitched Hat, named for the style of hat worn by Nicole Kidman in the movie of the same name.  Now my hat is of course my design, so no copyright issues there, but I will be making more in a similar style. I like the big floppy brims and this one could be a little bigger.
We did try to recreate the original film image, but the candles were dangerous, I looked like I'd had a night on the tiles and Moomin couldn't stop laughing long enough to take any decent pictures (she's my chief photographer!), so I had to settle for my hat model! I think she could do with a name as the clothes model is called Maude! Ah, maybe, Hattie, haha!
The ribbon needs a little taming, I think!
Here is a sneak preview of the Snow Queen wrist warmers.  The Polwarth is sooo soft, good enough for a cat to try to steal! The blue is Merino with some lovely blue silk that was a sample from one of my wool suppliers.  It's a very happy colour for a dull day.
But of course the evening belongs to cats, warm drinks and The Supernatural Box set. Fae and I love those Winchester boys, although to be honest, I think she just likes to know that I'll be sat still long enough for her to steal cuddles. I think we have another 5 seasons to go before we catch up with the latest episodes!!!

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