Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Witch Hats....

Well, I have gotten a little side tracked, but I finally did get some pictures taken.  I do not have anything from Christmas to show you, I think I left that at work.  But I will show you my attempt at making a witches hat following Kat-The -Hat -Lady's tutorial, click  HERE to go and try for yourself.  I actually wasn't planning on doing this tutorial for quite some time, (I am trying to stick to my to finish list before I begin anything new) but I was shopping one day and checking the clearance bin, and came across this suede like wallet that would be perfect for a hat for $1.50.

 It was too good of a deal to pass up, so I added one more thing to my list and moved it to the top!  The tutorial was very easy to follow and I didn't have any trouble following the instructions, but doing those little seams in the back was a lot trickier that I had anticipated!  Especially since I could not fit my fingers in there!  I am really particular about my seams being straight, so it took a bit of work, and my tongue had to be sticking out of my mouth just so, but I got there!  I then went to the fabric store & got some trim for the edges.  It is hard to tell in the photo but the one on the left is gold in color.  The one on the right is supposed to be like a fur trimmed hat, but I couldn't get the fur to turn out like I wanted it to be.  The one in the picture is the closest I could get.  After all that, then I got to put the wrinkles in.  That part was pretty fun, but it was hard to decide where I wanted them!  I finally just made a commitment & put the glue inside.  Overall, I really am happy with the way they turned out, especially since I have never done anything like that before. 

I have also been working on filling some bottles for my witch's hutch, but I think I will save that for next time.  I need to go and get some real life stuff done.... oh if only I could live in miniature world for a while....
Take Care!


  1. Your witch hats look great! I can't wait to try the tutorial.

    Victoria ♥

  2. Fantastic hats, glad you found my tutorial OK to follow :-) tee hee. I will be doing some more tutorials this year on my blog site. I also have a two part tutorial in this months Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine you might like to try ;-).

  3. Victoria - you definately should try it! It was fun.

    Kat - it was easy.. I am just fussy with stuff like that. I will see if I can find your new tutorial... I have to get back to learning how to age paper, I am working on several different techniques to see what I like best. I am hoping my Jack hat gets here tomorrow, last time it took that long, so hopefully there have been no delays!!!