Monday, July 26, 2010

Hats Off, Saratoga!

Maybe some of you remember that one of my first postings ever was about hats!

I love hats! Unfortunately, I rarely have an occasion to wear one, which is a shame of course, because I love not only wearing them, but making them too! For one reason or the other, I have pictures only of the last three hats I made, but I made them with so much love that I think it compensates the lack of other examples of my hat passion.

One other thing that these hats were meant for was the Sartoga Springs hat competition. Each year you can enjoy the beginning of racing season in Saratoga with the "Hats off, Saratoga" hat competition in three categories:
- " Kretive Kids" ( it's spelled that way, no mistake), a category where kids are showing their fashionable, funny and interesting ideas for hats.
- "Fashionably Saratoga", where all hat lovers and hat makers can brag with their new hats.
- "Uniquely Saratoga", where every crazy idea you have about representing Saratoga spirit counts!

We've been meaning to go there for the past 6 years...and somehow something always happens!
Not this year! I said- rain or shine, we are going to be there!

I've been planing this for a week and I think for the time frame we did great! This is the hat I for myself:

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Black and white roses, some black ribbon and tulle as well. It's the perfect combination for me. I absolutely love how it turned out! I wish I've found out black gloves for myself  as well, but what can you do.

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Of course I had the matching dress, shoes and bag as well  and ( believe it or not) matching nail art- black roses on a white background. I don't think I've posted anything about it, but since I got some Sally Hansen  nail art pens, I've been working on everybody's nails.

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I'm making a mental note to show you some of my things. Should I even mention that it's very difficult to draw with the left hand? Well, these are made exactly like that!

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My mom is visiting from Bulgaria and this was a huge opportunity to create some memories for her too, so I tried to convince her to to wear the hat I made especially for her and her dress.



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The matching peacock nail art too, of course was my doing:

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My daughter and the hat I made for her:

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She was adamant on the colors, she even wanted a bird on it, but that in my opinion would have been too much. LoL :-)

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My daughter's nails were with white daisies, but sadly I don't have a picture of that.

Unfortunately I don't have a good picture of my son's hat too! He doesn't like me taking pictures of him, so it's always a fight to catch him at a good moment.  Maybe I can convince him to try it on again! :-)
It was a really nice wizard hat with moon and stars and some bling of course!
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Here we are, the three of us getting ready to go to the race!
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It was a great fun and I'm thinking I should make more hats soon! Any volunteers to wear them? :-)

5 comments:

  1. i LOVE HATS! that is absolutely amazing! i LOVE the peacock feather. :) You all look stunning. :)

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  2. I'll have to make you a hat when you come! :-)))

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  3. Страхотни шапки. А и вие всички сте много хубави с тях. Чудесно си ги съчетала с тоалетите, че даже и с лака за нокти.

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  4. Ани, много сте хубави, тоалети с концепция!:-) Поздравления!

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  5. They are so gorgeous. I will wear one :)

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