Friday, October 5, 2012

“You’ll need to know this one day.”

Isn’t that what they tell you in Math class? As it turns out, they are right. I’ve known this for a while but all those formulas for circumference, radius, diameter proved to be most helpful at the beginning of this project.

Remember this hat from this post?


Do you think I could use it “as is”? No, not me. I had to alter it, change it. It was only the beginning.


Because then I had to cover it and add a small shelf.



And if I wasn’t challenged enough by that, I wondered if it was possible to change the point as well. So I took my next hat and a very sharp knife and gave it a try.


Now we’re talking ovals and angles! Who knew?!


I learned that it can be quite complicated to cover a cone-shaped angular object with an uneven zig-zaggy opening. Before you judge, just think of the mayhem I would cause if I wasn’t doing crazy stuff like this.


I wanted to be fair to the angles, so I created the next one with some crazy witchy curves.

Lace and ribbon and glittery tinsel rounded out the finish to the start of this project.

That seems like a long time ago now. Life was so simple back in the olden days of four weeks ago.

As for the chess pieces I mentioned here, they serve their purpose well by giving this project some legs!


Now it’s back to the laboratory to see what I can cook up next.



  1. Ginger, I loved the whole ensemble! The three pieces were absolutely fabulous! Ah, the advantages of being on your mailing list (for anyone wondering how I already knew what it all looked like!).

    Heaps of Hugs,

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks so much! I had a great time working on them. Thanks also for signing up for my mailing list too!


  2. Who knew that maths teachers knew what they were talking about ;o) The hats look fab though, and love where the chess pieces went :oD

    1. Hi Katy,

      I know...right?! Ha ha. Thanks for the comment - now my chess set is missing some men. Of course, I didn't have the board to begin with so I guess it all works out okay. Have a fun trip!



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