Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flaunt it Like Nelly Would....

This week i finished Avery's prairie bonnet....for our previously mentioned prairie days. And Mary, that title was for you! I thought of it as soon as i saw your comment on her pinafore.
she picked out a very colorful and modern floral by Kaffe Fassett. I am impressed with her taste. I also wanted to make this very old fashioned thing be more modern and updated. If you can update a bonnet?
I am more than thrilled that she wanted to wear it all today on our little afternoon trip to the river. My homemade gifts are not usually a thrill to my kids so to have her wear it and love it makes my day.
I found a very easy and fun tutorial on how to make a simple bonnet at Given Moments blog. i was able to make the brim, bonnet and ties with a fat quarter and used a contrasting fabric inside the brim.
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8 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

Prairie Girl! She did look adorable in it.

MaryMary said...

Oh my---I Looooooooooove it. She should definitely flaunt it. That is so fun! Laura's bonnet would have been much more modest. I believe she was partial to calicos. :)

Melissa said...

I love love love it!! So very cute!

erica said...

very Nelly indeed! It's adorable!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Very sweet bonnet! I love the pictures...just like stepping back in time.

The Tripp Family said...

show off :) (I know, name calling is, like, so mature)

Vicki said...

It's very cute! Reminds me of the Pioneer trek I went on when I was 15. :)

Kellie said...

awww, she looks adorable. I love the idea of Prairie days. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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