Thursday, June 06, 2013

Look Out, Kentucky Derby!

Here I come!

Tonight, after work, I stopped by Michaels and picked up a few items to create my elegant hat for my sister's fundraiser, Miss Lizzy's Tea.  I wanted some specific items, but ran out of time (the fundraiser is Sunday already!) but I have to say, it turned out pretty cute!  Even with the grainy/crappy-lighting i-Phone snaps...

I repurposed my hat from last year.  I would have liked to use a new hat, with a wide brim, but this is what I had on hand - and considering what I paid for it, I really wanted to use it more than once!

The large rose was $10.  I'm sure I could have found it cheaper elsewhere, but sometimes you just have to pay for convenience and timing.

From the side/front:

The cream tulle was $5 from Michaels and the ivory ribbon was salvaged from a gift.  Again, I could have probably found the tulle at the dollar store but time restraints were in play.

From the side/back:

The smaller roses were $10 (one stem with three flowers) and the feathers were stripped off a feather boa that I had purchased for 75% off after Christmas.  Why brown/orange/black feather boas were included in Christmas garland, I'll never know...

Now to choose which dress I am going to wear!

Before I go, I found a few photos online from the 2012 tea party:

2012 Tea Party Committe with host, Liz DelCiancio (standing)
(see my hat?!)

2012 Tea Party servers
When I found these photos, I couldn't believe how much Connor has grown!  He's easily 5" taller this year...  Can't wait to get a photo of he and I on Sunday, in all our finery!

I'm so excited for Sunday now!  But first, I have 300 cupcakes to bake and ice!


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
Sketchy Challenge:  June 2013 (deadline June 30/13)
Leave Your Legacy:  Pet Peeves (deadline Aug 31/13)

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