Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Fresh Summer Crop

These kid's hats and bags look remarkably fresh and perky on a day when the rest of Melbourne is feeling withered and droopy.... (43 degrees today and hotter tomorrow... yikes!).

I yo-yo'd this hat to within an inch of it's life - they're placed randomly all around the crown. The centres of the yo-yo flowers are made with self-cover buttons. (My... haven't self-cover button kits progressed since 20 years ago...? So easy now!). And the binding is made with an 18mm bias tape maker.I made up the Evening Bag as a kiddie bag to match the hat. More yo-yo's and buttons.... It also has flat o-rings in the strap and a template plastic base. The bag closes with a magnetic catch and the lining has a zip pocket.
I forgot to do a complete shot of the other hat - just lots of yo-yo close-ups!?? This hat has a wider brim and its crown is appliqued with daisies of diminishing size over the top and around the side - there is ... you guessed it! Yo-Yo's from here to next week!

The co-ordinating bag for this hat is the Small Slouch. It makes a cute kiddie bag. I appliqued a big daisy on it (and ...ummm... put a yo-yo on it... Is it my imagination or is there a pattern forming here?).
I also put double o-rings in each side of the strap. I like this look, and I think kids would like fiddling with the rings (at least I know MINE would!).

Now - I've had enough of this stuffy office - it's the hottest room in the house! I'm off to seek air conditioning ...or move to Minnesota, or something.

12 comments:

Tinniegirl said...

Ooooh, they are lovely and summery. I'll join you in Minnesota for now though. This heat is driving me mad and keeping me up all night!!!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Nikki, superb as usual. Love the orange and aqua together. And I vaguely see a pattern.... LOL
Good luck with the heat again today. I'm out there in the heat with you!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

They look so fresh and summery!! The yo-yo's are the perfect finishing touch! Stay cool...

Di said...

These are great - the fabric is just fantastic!

angelique said...

Go the yo-yo!!!I love that you have gone a bit crazy with them.

Janellybelly said...

I love these hats and bags, they are so funky.

our shabby cottage said...

They all look fab Nikki! Hope you are keeping cool? It's 45 here today - YUCK!

Handmade said...

There is some major cuteness goin on! I'm sending my nor easterly coastal sea breezes to you!

clare said...

Love them , lovely and bright .
Clares Craftroom

Katy said...

Hi There Nicole, i made a purse using the kit i bought from you last week,
take a look, such an easy simple pattern, thanks!

http://whatkatydiddesign.blogspot.com/2009/01/birdie-purses.html

Hope you aren't melting down there...

Black Eyed Susie said...

So cute and cheery. Love them. Hope you've got some air con. It's 37 here and killing me!

Louise said...

Yay for yo-yo's!