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Archive for January 23rd, 2011

Day 23: 31 Day Challenge – Felt Fascinator

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

I am working on some decorative pillows with a friend of mine.  She is using this flower design on some pillows that I will be sewing for her.  More on that in another post, but I saw this flower and thought it would look good in my hair so I whipped something up.  I love the look of fascinators; you know those cool headpieces with flowers or feathers?  The problem for me is that I rarely go anywhere fancy enough to warrant wearing such an elaborate headpiece.  I was thinking that if I made a headpiece out of felt it might be more wearable for everyday.  I was inspired by this fascinator, but I wanted to something a little bit simpler.  Here is a picture of me modeling the fascinator I made. 

I constructed this fascinator out of felt and sewed it to itself after I layered the flowers.

I attached the flower to a headband I had around the house.  I used hot glue on the high temperature to secure it to the headband.

I put my completed fascinator in my tiny brass tree collection because i thought it would photograph well there and it was hard to photograph it well on my head.

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!

by:jen