Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Spring Colors for a Cold Climate
Birds are chirpping and calves are due any day now, but there is still a nip in the air and snow on the ground here in Northern Minnesota.
This year I'm welcoming spring and bringing it on with cheerful colors.
First up a Re-Fashioned wool felt hat. Beautiful peachy orange - but oh it was for a tiny head and way out dated. So took it apart - it was cut and sewn crown to brim - stretched both pieces, sewed them back together and reblocked. Then needle felted multi-color wool blend bat onto the crown. Added a pin creating a perky MN spring hat.
Next - still loving the deep teal - came up with this headband. Lighter for spring, backed it with linen instead of cotton flannel.
This coordinates with a purse I did some time back.
As well as with this new shawl - scarf.