Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Queen Bee Bonnet part #2.

If there is ever a time when I don't post for a period of time, don't think it's because I'm not doing anything. In fact it's the opposite. I am doing so much that I have no time to post.

A few weeks ago I finally finished my Mom's bonnet.
The part that I was stuck on?
Making the roses...
They are made like a normal ribbon roses, but instead of using ribbon, I used strips of silk.
Here are all the flowers, finished and ready to be put on the bonnet.

Decorating the bonnet has to be one of my least favorite parts about making a bonnet. I know, you would think it is the best part!
I do not think this.
 I have always found it hard trying to figure out what looks good and what just looks like crap.
When decorating a bonnet it is best to start with the base ribbon.

Once you get the ribbon on the way you want it. Pin the flowers on in different ways to see what you like the best. When you find the arrangement you like the best, sew it all down.
And poof! You have a finished bonnet!







It felt so good getting this done!
I am very pleased with how it turned out, and so is my Mom.
This being my second bonnet that I've made, I have found that I really enjoy making them!
I have even thought about making one or two to sell on my etsy. Maybe.
Happy Hatting~


  1. Wow it's so pretty! Your flowers amaze me! And yes you should make some for Etsy! :D

  2. Oh, so lovely! Very well made! I love the amount of flowers! It makes it look so 1860s!
    Love, Margo