Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just Hi! Flora, Fauna and a New Hair Did



Spring..... These Lil' 50's Clam Shell hats are from this nutty 2-4-1 block.

The Mannequins are bathing cap models so I made a couple of "Hair Dids" for them in black felt, just to doll them up a little. The did block was another impulse buy from eBay. My bad.

The fauna part is inspired by Dali and the ant hill of a city(?) Portland Oregon.







13 comments:

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

That "two-fer" block is just wild!

Armando y Montez said...

It reminds me of the 'Little Shop of Horrors' man eating flower,Audrey2! PS Jill what's the name of the glue you use to fix the veiling? Just take a guess why there isn't a veil on the Flora hat.My old prickly fingers had their way with it. Thanks for your words I really enjoy your blog..and thanks again for the veiling tip!!

The Hatdiva said...

I love the mannequin! Your hats just get better & better ;)

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

Yes! It's Audrey2! The mean green mother from outer space! I thought the same hahahaha!!! I must say the block is just wild and so clever, I must show it to Nina asap.

By the way, I am in love with the ant hat. You rock, period. Have you glued the ants on?

Finally, love the do-hats (you did well in buying that block) and love the mannequins and what's more the way you've so clevery set them up.

Thanks for making me smile all through the post!

Cristina

Armando y Montez said...

Yes, I glued those plastic ants individually with some thick glue called "Jewel It" and a pair of tweezers.

Thanks for all the smiley making words!!

I'm revisiting the "Did Hats" I made a mess of them to wear a few years ago they're some pictures of some in the blog somewhere!

Judith said...

Just found your hat blog and must say I love your creative way with the blocks and the materials you use. Looks like you are having great fun. Wish you all the best,

Armando y Montez said...

Thanks Judith, I appreciate the comment.

Urbanfil said...

Magnifique ce block...i will definitely get inspire myself ....but not as a "duetto"....

Jan Wutkowski--Milliner said...

I just recently have entered the 'blog' world and found yours pretty quickly...and am very glad I did. I'm a milliner too, in NC. Love for you to check out my blog at janshatshatshats.blogspot.com. You have some fabulous blocks!

Armando y Montez said...

Thanks Jan, I've been collecting them since 1990 the problem is I am still buying them. Dig your blog...

Armando y Montez said...

Urbanfil, Oh La La. Duet No?

Urbanfil said...

American blocks are very architectual ....the 5 pieces style is more dimensional than the french style...and so original as the production purpose of having 2 hats on 1 block....i'm always amaze by the result...Please more!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxHJk03Uvqg
check my family secret....

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

I hope that cast comes off soon and we get too see more of your work!!! The world needs you!