Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Derby Day!

15 followers?!?  Thank you.  *blush*

I was born and raised in northeastern Kentucky and still live within a couple hours of my childhood home.  I believe University of Kentucky basketball is more important that any other sport.  I love Ale-8.  I love driving down the road, passing someone, and they wave--simply because that's what we do, not because I know them.  I love the rich history and tradition of my state.  I bleed blue, as they say.

Now...all that being said... 

I've never been to the Kentucky Derby.  I've never even been to a horse race.  (WHAT??!?!)  So why am I wearing a hat, all decked out derby-style?

Friday we took all of our 5th graders to the track and ran our very own derby foot races.  All the teachers decided to wear dresses (we are a casual school--dresses aren't the norm) and derby hats.  We had taken E to the doctor earlier that day, so I didn't have too much time to spend decorating my hat.

I used some leftover tulle from E's tutu to use as the hat band.  I hot glued black jumbo rickrack to the top of that.  I made a flower from some fabric scraps I had.  I layered that on top of of larger tulle flower and secured two buttons on top--a little white button on top of a flower-shaped black button.

(I've been scouring the internet for a tutorial to link to that will give you an idea of how I made this flower.  Why can't I find one like mine in the 4,347,758 fabric flower tutorials there are out there?)

There's a giveaway scheduled for Monday!  Stay tuned!


Burning Moon said...

That hat is adorable!

Southern Belle said...

lovely hat

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Very cute hat, I love it! THanks so much for sharing this with us at Sweet Charli! Hope to see you back again!!

Maria said...

you're so funny! love the flower though. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wow! We're practically neighbors! Live near Maysville myself!