Well, after I finished the teacher appreciation gifts I decided to work on embellishing this straw hat.
One of my sisters was recently diagnosed with carcinoma skin cancer on her scalp. She had to have a piece of her scalp removed to get the cancer. The wound is healing nicely but the doctor has told her she has other pre-cancerous spots on her scalp. She now has to wear a hat anytime she goes outside. So, I wanted to find a hat for her to show her my love and support. I picked this one up and thought I could embellish it and make it cuter for her.
I used THIS tutorial for fabric rosettes over on NatSprat. It was pretty easy, but I think hers are cuter than mine! I didn’t have any cute buttons, so I used some beads for the flower centers. I think it turned out pretty cute. I gave it to my sister today and she seemed to like it. Hopefully she will feel kinda fun and flirty when she wears it!
Now I need to find a hat that will fit my own big head so I can protect myself from the sun as much as possible!!!