Sunday, June 13, 2010

Satisfied for now

I've been searching for a perfect summer hat for a while now, but haven't had any luck.  Anytime I come across something I like, it doesn't fit.  So when I found out the company I work for was offering a hat and bowl weaving class, I didn't hesistate to sign up.  I made a boater-esque hat out of coconut leaves!  This hat will do for now.  I can't wait until it dries and becomes a nice tan color.  I'll still be on the search for the perfect summer hat, but I'm satisfied with this one for now, especially because I made it with my own two hands and it actually fits my head!
{T by Alexander Wang tank | Gap shorts | Kensie Girl sandals | F21 necklace | diy coconut leaf boater}


I decided to keep the top of the hat completely open, so that I have the option of wearing further down or just at the crown.


Now I must go hone my domesticated goddess skills and tidy up and finish the laundry!  If someone ever comes across a machine that folds clothes, please let me know.

Love, S
***Listening to Snow Patrol - Crashing Cars***

44 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

you MADE that hat sharon? you are simply amazing! i always see all these really cute hats but they never look that great on me, i just don't think my head or face is fit for hats or maybe i haven't found the right one yet. wish we could go shopping together to look for the perfect hat (or hats)!! hope u had a fab weekend love!

knk said...

wow great hat looks very green , thats really lovely hat

Katie said...

That's so cute!

Out of Order said...

that hat is so great! I took a basket weaving class once a longggg time ago, I thought it was so fun!

KALIN said...

Wo! I can't believe you made that hat! That's so cool, you should open an etsy shop :)

Laura said...

Wow! You did an awesome job! :)
That's so cool!!!

xxx
- Laura

The Owl's Closet said...

wow, what a cool hat! u are so talented, S.! i also love how ur company offers awesome classes like that! yes pls, i would love machine that folds clothes, too lol:)

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Time and Space Traveler said...

Amazing hat! You're very talented !

Time and Space Traveler

Phuong said...

wow you did an amazing job! love it!

Lisianthus said...

that's a really niiiiiice hat!!
how you can do that? :O:O wow... i wish i can make hats like that...GREAT JOB!!
xoxo
Marta.

Charleston said...

so sweet yet again x

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bestie said...

Haha this post totally made me smile! I love the innovation. (:

Couture Carrie said...

You made that hat? Wow!! Incredible!

xoxox,
CC

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

How talented you are, the hat looks perfect!

Jessica said...

What a fabulous hat - it looks perfect! Nice job, Miss Talented.

Jess said...

Too cute!! And how cool that you made it!

Lucia said...

COOL HAT! You're so crafty!

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Diane said...

omg you made that?!?!?! it's SO FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

Leenda said...

cool hat! I love listening to snow patrol. =] Crashing Cars is a good song.

D e g a i n e said...

great blog, and nice hat, used to bring those home from cuba!


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Fashion Therapist said...

Your hat is so cute and I'm loving your sandals!!!

*Misspiks* (Oh My Blog!) said...

WOOOOWW!! Great!!
You are an artist!! And that hat is so funny!!
Congrats!!

Kisses from Prague!!
Rocio.

amy kelinda said...

Wow, amazing hat! You look so adorable! And I've never thought of having a hat with an open top -- that's genius!

Kristin said...

How fun is that?? You did a great job!

Valerie said...

That is so cool!!! I love the hat and can't believe you made it. I want to make one now! It looks great on you.

xo
Valerie

Kristy said...

Oh my God, that is BEYOND cool! you should make some more and sell them :D

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Michelle Elaine said...

hehe I love that you know how to make that! I got one while I was in Maui several years back and I was so sad when it broke because it dried out to much!

Anyways - just stopping by to say thanks for showing love to my DIY Miu Miu tights on Diamonds & Tulle's post featuring Vanessa from The Haute Pursuit. You can check out how to do it at Fvncy.com ;)

http://www.fvncy.com/2010/03/miu-miu.html

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

kirstyb said...

loving the hat x

Carla said...

wow...cant believe u made it urself!!!
thats awsome!!

tris1978ton said...

So cute! You are the craftiest lady!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love the hat but mainly because you MADE IT! Too cool.

newdressaday said...

Simply fabulous! Love :)

A.Co said...

WHAAAAAT!!!??? You MADE that hat?! OF COURSE you did!

But seriously, your company is awesome and I'm soo glad you took the chance to take this 'class' (and furthremore, show us! ;) Nice work!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

KANI said...

that is completely AWESOME.

Joanie said...

you are sooooo hawaiian. hee hee.
the dress on your sidebar makes me sad :(
sorry i failed your cat dress mission...

nicole said...

awesome coconut leaf hat! i love it. pls take pictures to show how the colour changes as it dries. i love that. great outfit as well, simple yet polished. navy looks good on you!

i think we need a machine that does it all. cleans, dry cleans, irons, folds, heck, if it could be a tailor/seamstress too, now that, would be perfect lol

i can't believe hawaii doesn't have a zara! although, if it did, girl, you would be so broke ass like me haha, i'm serious! that store is such a hazard to my bank account. but i love it hahaha

oh my, your BFF was so nice to try and find it for you, but that sales associate.. not so bright. damn, i've been looking for that miu miu printed dress too but i think it's sold out everywhere.

sharon you are too kind with all the sweet things you say! stop it hahaha you make me blush every time!

maverick diva said...

that hat is unbelievable!! so awesome!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

The hat turned out so good!! I'm so impressed that you made that yourself, you are just so talented at crafts!!

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Alely L. said...

you are amazingly creative! can you do a tutorial on how to make a fresh flower lei? that would be one great DIY! : )

dee said...

Whoa, cool hat!

Allie said...

Ho girl, so NATIVE! ;) I love that you can get away with that on Maui.

Dizzy said...

Great job on making that hat, very cute!

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