I have made dozens of sunhats for children. They are quick and easy, and with bright fabrics, the kids even like to wear them. I pulled out some kid fabric from my stash and found a couple of large scraps that looked like they would work.
One of the fabrics was by Catfish Calhoun, a Canadian designer from the nineties who was famous for wild prints, used in boarding shorts. I looked online to see if the company was still around. I was shocked to discover the same fabric I was using, listed on Etsy as "vintage fabric". I think they meant "old".
I was somewhat offended by the idea. However, I looked up the meaning of the word and found this: Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
Okay, I think that might describe this fabric. What do you think?
I think that lime green, hot pink and orange can't be called anything other than classic.
Now for the hat.
And I have learned a lot from the discipline of quilting. When I used to make these, I would put a cloth covered button on the top, to disguise the fact that the seams didn't meet. On this hat though:
Tada...they meet perfectly! I think the party organizers will be quite happy with it, even if it is "vintage".
Now for the kitten fans:
I was asked if kittens were going to be part of my blog, and I said only if they were involved in something crafty. So, for Karen and Cheryl and the other kitten fans:
Blanche is wearing her new frilly collar. It actually covers the irritated spot on her neck, to keep her and her siblings from making it worse. I thought she looked sweet, so I took her picture. Her sister Phyllis can be seen in the background.