Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Hat for Krom's Mom

Krom's Mom

It's Krom's Mom's 80th birthday this weekend. She was born in 1929 along with other notables. Sometimes it's easy to forget that Anne Frank and Jackie Kennedy Onassis were born the same year.
Jackie O

Grace Kellly

Martin Luther King Jr. and Christopher Plummer

Audrey Hepburn

Image courtesy of LeoFuchs.com

Anne Frank

June Carter Cash


On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, she and I will be going to the Central Park Conservancy's 27th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon. We look forward to this date on the social calendar because it's always an afternoon filled with the beauty of the Conservatory Garden, the resonant sounds of strings and horns, and a vibrant show of finery.

As a gift for my mom, I decorated her hat for this occasion. She gave me a white cotton Helen Kaminski hat. I had a bit of writer's block. Usually I have supplies at the ready, and that's where my inspiration comes from. However, this white hat was like a white canvas, the possibilities were endless. To narrow it down a bit, I asked my mom what she was planning to wear to the lunch. She showed me a beautiful white Akris suit with a fuschia circle pattern. This was the catalyst I needed.

I remembered that tucked underneath the dining room table (where I keep my supplies) was an old Yves Delorme duvet cover with a circle pattern on one side and orchids on the other. I decided to cut out the leaves and sew them to her hat, and make a flower from the circle patterned fabric.

3/4 View (Front)

Left Side

Right Side

Detail

Back


Recycling Rules.

U r 24K!

xoxo,
Krom

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

GREAT POST and hat.
Xoxo,
K

Gail said...

It's beautiful. What a great gift.