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!).