2. Unceremoniously rip off the fluffy stuff. As best you can. Those little shreds won't matter.
3. Find some red fabric. Whatever you've got will do.
Grab some double stick tape. Tape it on the hat, hoping it will do some of the work for you.
Curse it when it doesn't. Stupid double stick tape.
4. Using a combination of double stick tape and sheer force of will, roll hat around until coated in red fabric.
Cut off excess.
5. Trim the bottom. Leave an inch or so past hat.
6. Remember to plug in glue gun at this point. Make an extra trip through the house for extra glue sticks.
While waiting for glue gun, work on gnome hair.
7. Thread some sort of skinny thing like ribbon, fabric, yarn or dental floss between... well whatever you can find. These coffee cups worked fine. Your skinny thing is what you'll tie yard around for gnome hair. Make sure it's as long as halfway around the gnome hat.
8. Attach yarn to ribbon.
9. Continue tying yarn. At some point, get frustrated and put 8 lengths of yarn together at a time. It won't matter anyway and it gets the job done faster.
9. Tie knots on the ends so your gnome hair doesn't escape.
10. Use hot glue that is now heated up to secure fabric to hat. Forget to take picture. Burn fingers several times.
11. Attach gnome hair to inside back of hat using excessive amounts of hot glue.
Burn fingers again.
12. Admire your handiwork. Pray child will actually wear hat.
I'm so thrilled to be participating in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival today. What a fun grouping of some amazing work. Be sure to click through and check out all the awesome quilts on there!
I'm sharing this quilt today:
I worked on it for months and months... because it kept getting put aside for other projects.
I made it for my bed. It's an oversized queen, measuring 84" by 94"
I came up with the block on my own, and there are about a zillion and a half HST's in there.
This is by far the most organized quilt I've ever made. Most have more of a wonky/improv feel to them.
But I enjoyed making it.
Here's the back. I put a piano key border on the top, so when the bed is made and the top is folded nicely over you see that.
I LOVE this large scale print on the back!
And then I pieced some leftovers into a corner just for fun. And because I ran out of the floral and naptime was almost over......
edited to add: Here's the fabrics used so no one has to squint:
The letters are Michael Miller's Word Search.
The dark newspapery one I have no idea, but if you know, please tell me. I'd love to have a bolt of it.
The lighter one is Moda Authentic which I added when I ran out of the newspapery one.
The music notes, I'm not sure.
Also the one with the shredded paper doesn't show well in pics, but it's fabulous in person!
The binding is Moda's Attitude Girls.
And the dark is a Moda dot (brown on black).