I don't really want to clean up the living room.
It has to be done.
I'll get to it soon.
But, first there is a desperately important project to do.
Fix this princess hat.
It was in the basement in a bin for about a year, and it was crushed all to hell, so why not take the morning and make a new one?
I started by carefully disassembling the sad, sad hat.Originally the hat was constructed from the cover to a large sketch pad. It worked wonderfully until it got all squished.
There weren't any more giant sketch pads to be had in the house, so I pulled a grocery bag from the recycling, dissected it, folded it in half to be sure of the size and laminated the halves together with elmers and a brayer.
After I cut it to the shape I needed, basically a slightly smaller version of the outside fabric, I dried the glue-y paper on the radiator.
Fast forward about 30 minutes, and I made my cone shape using some duct tape.
The train is some leftover fabric from my wedding dress.
Next, I hot-glued the outside fabric around the cone and added a ribbon at the edge.
There followed a lot of fiddling with the length of the elastic, since I didn't feel like actually measuring anything (don't judge me) and voila! Some really productive procrastinating! (Please forgive the blurry photo here, The Elder was already dressed as Laura Ingalls, and she didn't really want to play my model.)
What are you putting off today?