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!