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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Straw Hat Craft

   These hats are a fun Springtime craft.  I got the instructions while vacationing in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  They offer a hat making class in the colonial area, but we missed it.  They were kind enough to share the directions with me, though, and I realized I could do this on my own!  When I got home, I made them with my American Girl class while we studied Felicity Merriman.  Katie decided she wanted to make one, too.  You need a straw hat (Hobby Lobby), artificial flowers of your choice (Wal Mart- way less expensive than Hobby Lobby), wide ribbon (no wire), and a hot glue gun.  First you make two slits (approx. 2 inches, depending on the width of your ribbon) at the base of the hat.  This is for sliding the ribbon through so you can tie it under your chin.  Then you get out your trusty glue gun and glue flowers where ever you like on your hat!  Don't forget to remove the stems first.  Sometimes Katie wears her hat and other times it graces the wall in her bathroom.  Have fun with this!:-)


The Dragovich 5 said...

Sydney would love this! The kids have a week break in May. Let's get together for an American Girl tea party :o) I promise to keep the time shorter than the Chinese New Year Celebration.

stampinlady said...

Hi Lori! The hats are so cute! That's a great Spring craft.

I tagged you over at my blog!

SmallWorld said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Those hats are adorable! We made similar ones this spring for our 1st-3rd girls in our American Heritage Girls troop. The girls then wore them to a nursing home and did spring poetry for the residents. It was actually the week after Easter, but our thought was: is there anything more precious than little girls in hats?

BlessedUtopia said...

Oh man...MJ will be all over this idea!! You are so crafty and creative...I'm so jealous. I wish I had just a drop of your creativity.