Tuesday, 12 June 2012

My Fascinator

I had a lovely time at my niece's wedding this Saturday. She looked beautiful, the groom very handsome and everyone had a great time.

I was a bit unsure what to wear in my hair, and had a look at fascinators in the shops and I quite liked the look of them and the feeling of instant glamour that they gave one.  But I was a bit short on funds and I also wanted to try to make myself something.  

So I popped into Fabricland and bought some dark reddish little flowers, and some beads, and also a white rose which I didn't use.  I glued the beads into the middle of the red flowers. 

Do you remember the regency costume my clever sister made for herself?  Well, she had bought a hat from a charity shop, and had to cut off half the brim. Ever resourceful she put it aside, thinking it could be used for something.  Luckily she remembered it and gave it to me.


So I had some different elements to sue in my fascinator and I just played a bit and finally over the course of 3 days came up with this.




Luckily I had a stock of large hair clips.




I wanted to show you the fascinator on so took this photo of myself at the wedding. Forgive the glum expression!

Job done, and I was very happy with the result.  So next time I go to a wedding, which actually is in October, I shall consider making myself another creation.

7 comments:

Handmade and Heritage said...

lovely fascinator and a great shape!

Heather Leavers said...

oh well done, it's fabulous! I love the swirliness

Helen-S said...

It's gorgeous Alix! You should make more.

Boo's Jewellery said...

It looks fabulous, well done. Glad you had a lovely time, I haven't been to a wedding for years.

Carolina Sanchez said...

Now that is beautiful!

Any Royals out there please take note of this beauty and ditch those things you put on your heads ;)

Seriously that is gorgeous and maybe worth thinking about making to sale, could be a winner =)

Bigbluebed said...

Thank you everyone for such nice comments.

Amy Upton said...

hi, found you on crafteroo. lovely blog, im your newest follower. xx