Monday, 9 May 2011

Steampunk Hat - Matilda's Travelling Hat

While some of us were at a trade show earlier in the year we all got talking about hat's and how with the Royal Wedding and Ladies Day how it would be nice to find some hats to alter. Well Moira who owns Happy Daze has come up trumps with finding these hats to alter. They are avilable to buy from the site and they are available in Cream, Black and White. A few of us on the Design Team were sent one to have a play with and this is mine. All the others that have been created by Julie, Moira and Jo are available to see on the shops Blog.

I have done mine to a Steampunk theme and it's designed for a Lady called Matilda who loves to travel but hates the time involved so I have made her this magical hat.

You turn the Key, pop on your goggles and woosh your there. your destination chosen by the map and ticket you place in the brim
I have used reclaimed grandfather clock parts on this as well as some peacock feathers that were given to me by my friend who has six of these beauties on their farm.

I have created a large bow with some netting and used scroll work stamps to make a flower, then using some Tim Holtz Cogs and a spinner I made a small display that is attached with a hat pin to the center of the bow.

The navigation map tucked into the brim is stamped using a scroll works stamp, and the small gold pin charm is available from the shop.

The goggles I designed and made myself.


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

The whole thing is awesome!!!
I need to know how you made those fabby goggles :D

Moira said...

What every young lady about town should be wearing, stunning

Lottie said...

Absolutely magical - and perfect for the royal wedding - it'll certainly get Matilda noticed

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fabulous, wonderful detail, love it. Tracy x

Sandy Ang said...

What an amazing altered hat. Love the googles and black tulle for the steampunk look.

NETTI said...

I've just come over from Happy Daze blog to say that I absolutley ADORE Matilda's Travelling Hat.....makes me want to meet her ...LOL !
A truly 'steampunk' hat that made me grin, ear to ear!!!

Dawn said...

Not only is this hat beautiful (love the goggles) but the thought of using it excited me to be taken a place with a swish & a swoosh I have to get my self one of those beauties lol

Love Dawn xx