Some Feathered Fascinators

I really wanted some nice feathers for more fascinators but as none was at hand I had to become inventive.  I looked around and decided to try a white plastic straw and some coloured felt.  I cut out two identical feather shapes from the felt.  Then I made a bias cut in both ends of a straw and sewed the straw in between the two layers of felt so that one end of the straw protruded like a quill.  I think the “feathers” look rather attractive.  Here are some of the feathered fascinators I made:

Green feathered fascinatorRed and black fascinatorblue feathered fascinatorpeach and green fascinator

A Fascinating Craft

My latest crafting experiment is the making of fascinators, those jaunty little bits of fluff that adorn the society elite when they go to tea or a wedding.  I want to make several for a special occasion coming soon and so I have been trying my hand at constructing some with a few things I have on hand: some headbands in various colours, coloured felt, ribbons,tulle, artificial flowers, felt maple leaves, buttons and anything else I can find.  Here are the first results:

I’m having great fun making these and I have been hand-sewing them together.  I have some large barrettes to use as well, but I will need to use the glue gun to construct them.