Monday, April 18, 2011

The Girls Easter Bonnets Parade!

Easter sure is brimming in our house after the weekend!
Along with my energy - Yes this is 3 posts in a row for me today!

I picked the girls up from daycare on Thursday and found a little note in their mail box that next week (this Thursday coming) they are having an Easter bonnet parade and will if possible require a bonnet made at home.  

Well! I could not resist the challenge! 

Bonnets don't really work in our house but hats sure do - Chloe loves hats, and I think Emilie will be going down the same path as she loves everything her sisters does!  So ... off to the $2 shop the girls and I went.  I new I had tiny eggs left over from last Easter that didn't find a use but I needed a chicken to go with the eggs.  We found some adorable ones! - and being the girls hats, I let Chloe pick.  No guessing that she went for PINK for her and green for Emilie.
I aloud myself 2 hours per hat to get these done (never made one before, no template and was working blind) and I really surprised myself that I got each one done in under 45 mins while Emilie was sleeping.  Chloe helped - she picked the ribbons from my stash and passed me the eggs to glue on lol.

This is what us two mischievous girls got up too!

I wanted Chloes to be a real tall top hat like the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland (Chloe is loving that movie atm) and she has the MAD personality to match and pull it off.  Little Ms Emilie however is more quiet and sedated quite like a Mary Poppins so her hat is smaller in the height and not quite as (loud) and very soft and feminine.  Chloe wanted grass on hers for her chicken as well so I let her add some of my green flower soft.  We really had a ball making these!

As you can see, Chloe loves hers!  Emilie won't stay still for a photo of hers (never do photography with children or animals!).  My mum and I went op shop shopping today in hopes to put together a Mad Hatter outfit to go with the hat - I think we really might have hit the jackpot with that too! Shall edit this post Thursday after the parade with the pics! 

The card stock is white spot embossed and I added from my scraps the colored top as it was too much white (remember little people you can see the top of their heads).  All round, being my first attempt I am WRAPPED and I can assure you there will be more of these next year seeing as they were so quick, fun, easy and cheap to make!   

Thank you for dropping in to see me! 
Check back on Thursday for the pics of the parade!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Creative Inspirations - #57 Easter (1/-) ***EDIT*** Made top 3!

Dream Valley - #5 Easter (1/3)
I Did It Creations - #51 Happy Easter (1/-)
One Stitch At A Time - #58 Make it sassy (1/-)
Outlaws Challenge - CAS Spring
Scrappy Frogs - Hoppy Easter (1/-)
MyGrafico - April Anything goes ( /-)
2 Sisters - #35 Bingo - Embossing, Punches and Ribbon - On green hat (1/-)
Craft Your Days Away - #18 Easter (1/-)
Easy Craft Projects - #36 Easter (1/2w) (1/-)
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Raise a smile (2/2w) (5/-)
Ellephantastic - #25 Anything but square or rectangle (1/1)
Our Creative Corner - 3d Easter projects (1/-)
Little Claire's Designs - #5 Animals (1/2w) (2/3) - I have the chickens
Shannon's Sentiments - Easter (1/-)
Card Makin Mamas - #19 Spring Colors (?/2)
Digi's With Attitude - #22 Spring has sprung (1/-)
Off The Wall Craftiness - #51 Easter - Inspiration pic but Easter nice & bright  (1/3)
Simply Create - #41 Egg-tra Special (1/-)
Stamp Man - Embossing (1/1)
Stampin' for the Weekend - #7 Easter (1/1)
Tellen's Place - Easter (1/1)
Totally Paper Crafts - Springtime (2/-)
Aud Sentiments - #26 Anything Goes ( 6/-)
C.R.A.F.T. - #98 Easter ( 2/?)
 Crafty Purple Frog - Texture & Ribbon (2/-)
DYSU - #15 Scallops - Green Hat (1/3)
Dutch Dare - #108 Fancy Folds (1/2)
Rainbow Lady's - Springtime (2/2)
Crafts and Me - #30 Ribbon (6/-)
Creative Belli - #115 Eggs/Bunnies - Old stash is the eggs I brought last year and the ribbons
Creative Card Crew - Spring (2/-)
Flutter By Wednesday - Pastels & Butterfly(s) - Green Hat
Little Red Wagon - #Easter
Penny's Paper Crafty - #51 Easter(2/-)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter (2/3)
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing  (2/3)
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional (2/-)
Delightful Challenges - Easter (1/1)
Craft Your Passion -  You've been spotted - Use Dots (1/-)
Die Cut Dreams - #87 Easter
Incy Wincy Designs - #90 Bright & Bold - Pink Hat
Lexi's Creations - #38 Anything but a card  **EDIT linky missing**
Make it Monday - #33 Anything goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Easter
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54 Treasured comments:

WencheP said...

This is so cool! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Marlene said...

I love this!!!

I saw this over at Make it Monday. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous Easter Hats. Just brilliant. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

OH WOW. These are absolutely stunning. How wonderful and also very colourful too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra xx

Vicki Burdick said...

So adorable. love both of them!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the OCC Easter challenge!

Ann Whitfield said...

These are fabulous - and so beautifully modelled too! Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Scrappy said...

Very cute! I saw this over at Make it Monday and had to come and check it out! So glad you were able to enter it over at Aud Sentiments challenge too! Hope to see you back again soon! :)

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Wonderful! I saw these at Make it Monday and think they are just adorable! tfs and thanks for playing at My Grafico. Good Luck!

Fiona said...

wow what fabulous easter bonnets...thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


Georgia Ehrmann said... cute and your daughter looks adorable in her bonnet! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week and good luck!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

These hats are adorable. Your model looks so cute. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week

Gem said...

wow those are fabulous!! thanks for playing along at I Did it Creations this week! Gemma :)

Kerrie said...

Both hats are wonderful for a bonnet parade, I'm sure those eggs won't last too long.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Second prize is awarded to a randomly chosen comment left for a entry on MIM. Comment must state that entry was seen on MIM to be eligible.

Dawn said...

Great Hats Leesa, love that you made them from scratch!
Good luck & thank you for playing at My Grafico, Anything Goes this Month!
Dawn xxx

Marcea said...

Beautiful dimension and such gorgeous details. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

Pankti said...

Very fabulous projects. Thanks for playing in "Anything Goes" with "My Grafico".


Michelle said...


Absolutely gorgeous hats!! They look amazing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Darlene said...

WOW ... these are darling ... and how sweet is your little one!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us over on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ... we look forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Paper Bagley said...

Like to do this with the grand daughters, thanks for sharing...I saw this over at Make it Monday. Good luck!

Barbara said...

Leesa, you did it again:) I am soo impressed. The hats are darling! Your girls are so lucky to have such a talented mom. Happy Easter to all of you. Hugs XX

cheryl said...

oh wow these are just stunning hun oh how cute,she looks adorable in,the hat,bless wonderful detail,
bless you for playing along at creative craft challenge love hugs cheryl xxxx
and creative inspirations,too hun xxxxxxx

Denise said...

Two gorgeous bonnets. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Unknown said...

That's a brilliant project - hope they have a fun day

kitten DYSU team

Helen Laurence said...

wow!!! These are just awesome projects. I've not seen anything like this before. Thank you for joining Ellephantastic Challenges this month. Hugs Helen x x

Joynana said...

Super fabulous. You are so talented. Love these hats. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

The Little Stamper said...

A very imaginative entry!

Thanks for joining us on Little Claire's challenge.

Sharon x

Karli said...

These are amazing! How fun to be a girly girl at your house! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card crew! Hugs~

Erum Tasneem said...

WOW!!! What a super cool project there girlfriend! it looks absolutely amazing!

crafty amy said...

Oh wow these are so much fun :D I would be way too tempted to eat those eggs to be able to wear them lol
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and CPF. Good luck and I hope you can join us again this week.


Amy xx

Deb said...

WOW stunning creations, love them all-super with the eggs, colors and ribbons, thanks so much for joining our "Sassy" challenge at OSAAT this week
and our Easter Challenge at Creative Inspirations
Debs R

Anonymous said...

Oh wow....these are so cute! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Mary said...

These are so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with our 2 Sisters challenge this week.

Debby said...

Your hats are so special. Absolutley terrific! Thanks so much for joiningg us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Hugs and Good Luck

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh my goodness, how BEAUTIFUL! These are so cute and so unique! I just love them both! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Easter" challenge. ;~)

Purple Crazy said...

So gorgeous Leesa, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

Jill said...

Gorgeous Easter Bonnets! Thanks for sharing at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

ike said...

These are FAB - what a great project. I bet your girls were delighted.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create.

Ike xx

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

WOW... how creative and beautiful! I love this so much! Fantastic idea! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercraft Challenge this week. Hope you will be back next week! Hugs Marion

sammi said...

Fabulous Easter hats! I can't wait to see pics from the Easter parade! Thank you for playing in our "You've Been Spotted" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Jenni said...

Lovely bonnets! Thanks for playing along with us at the Creative Inspirations Easter challenge.
Jenni x

Unknown said...

Lovely easter hats thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful bonnets just perfect for Easter, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris x

Made by Mandy said...

Well done with your Easter hats, they have both come out so well.

Many thanks for joining in with our Make it Sassy challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Gorgeous project - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Beverley said...

Gorgeous bonnets. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

dragonllew said...

Wow these are fab my DD would love the pink one thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Jenny x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh these are totally fabulous! So unique and I am so happy you linked these up for the OTWC challenge! Happy Easter!

MissyB said...


Fab Easter bonnets, there's really great. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

missyb x

Denimo said...

What a creative project!! Cute birds and eggs and ribbon and butterflies.....! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!

TannyP said...

Soooooo cute! That's a really sweet idea for the little ones....and I bet they feel like royalty. So glad you joined us at the Sisterhood this for our Easter challenge =)

Jaclyn Miller said...

These are so cute and clever. I just love how you've decorated them. Great job with your project. Thanks so much for sharing it with Off The Wall Craftiness.

Lesley said...

Love the hats! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

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