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« on: March 26, 2012 08:39:26 AM »

so my kid's school do a bonnet parade each year, and more than a chance for kids to show off their craft prowess (like it should be) it seems to be another chance for parents to try and one-up each other.  who am I to go against the status quo?! I know this introduction seems cynical, but it's true. Oh well.

last year my kid was ill for a week before the parade, and I didn't find out until the day before... she helped decorate the bonnet and still didn't win anything (she was trumped by a kid in a massive papier mache Lindt Bunny). nobody cared that it was made according to an 18th century milkmaid's bonnet pattern either humpf... LOL!!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377557.msg4457411#msg4457411

This year I knew about it well in advance, then forgot. It's tomorrow afternoon. I remembered this morning and had to dig out the child's design.

2 hours after remembering, we had this Wink (designed by child, but made by me)
We probably wont win, because we (I) havn't spent 3 weeks covering balloons with papier mache and faux gold leaf. but at least we'll have taken part. and soph's impressed even if nobody else is!!

Made from yellow funfur, felt, an offcut of sophie's favorite polyester lining fabric (used last year for her party dress), the last piece of an old hawaiian shirt and some ribbon.





me, from behind, wearing it Wink



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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012 08:56:53 AM »

its a total winner in my book.....so cute! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012 09:20:14 AM »

I'm with alteredmommy! You've already won because Sophie loves it and will walk in the parade with her head held high, confident and proud of what she created with mommy! No better gift to give a child than confidence!! Shocked)  You let her know that Craftster voted and she's the winner, hands down!! Great work on short "notice"!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012 12:20:41 PM »

i would totally wear that for funsies. i love it! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012 11:04:03 PM »

It is great - and your child looks so happy in it!
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