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ScarletCalliope Swan Hat 2 copy

My projects just aren’t complete without some 

LoveBug Creations ribbon!

In a sudden burst of inspiration over the weekend I decorated a top hat with some vintage and vintage-looking trims that I had around my craftroom. With the swans as my muses (is that even correct, for the plural of muse?), I pulled out doilies, flowers, eyelet lace, mica, a glittered snowflake, vintage velvet leaves, some petite spun cotton mushrooms and an angel broach and got to work. With visions of Eiko Ishioka’s Swan Hat costume design work in “Mirror, Mirror” on my mind, I created a quick winter white top hat with lighthearted and whimsical details. (I’ll be the first to admit that this is nowhere near the avant-garde style of Eiko, but I just adore her work!)

ScarletCalliope Swan Hat 1

I used two colors of Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon to add the finishing touches to this Winter Swan Top Hat. The lighter color is Buttercream, from the “I Do” collection and the darker color is Mae from the “Family Ties collection“.  I love how the ribbon gives the hat a little bit of an ethereal feel, giving the scene some sparkle and shine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christine Barker
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