Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Tea Party of Hats

Creating collective nouns as a matter of principal.

I am somewhat saddened by the lack of fun or adventurous collective nouns when it comes to garments. Groups of animals have all the fun (just ask the intrusion of cockroaches or the rhumba of rattlesnakes or the stubbornness of rhinoceroses should you ever wander across any of them and strike up a conversation)

I am even more saddened by the complete lack of existance of collective nouns for most garment types. I thought that there would be one for hats, surely. At least something even if something boring like "a clan of hats" or "a beige of hats" but Mr Google can't seem to offer me anything except ones that have been made up by people like me who have nothing better to do.

So this week I have been busy sewing up a tea party of hats (yes, a definate nod to you, Mr Lewis Carroll). This is the lazy version of the Make It Perfect Lazy Day Hat. Which means that I couldn't be pfaffed topstitched except around the brim. I don't enjoy making hats but they are quicker and easier after you run a few up.

Two for my daughter...

Little Boozle 2009
Little Boozle 2009
Little Boozle 2009
Little Boozle 2009

One for a custom order...

Little Boozle 2009
Little Boozle 2009
And one for little ol' me...
Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009


Vic said...

I very much like your tea party of hats!
They are all fantastic - such lovely fabric! I get fabric envy sometimes you know, around the blogs, since I very, very rarely buy any new fabric! As much as I love my mostly vintage stash, there are some damn fine prints out there...!

Helen said...

What a lovely teaparty of hats. I take my hat off to you for having achieved so much in the time it took me to achieve so little :P

Tanya said...

Impressive little tea party you have there. What about a 'bluster' of coats??

Gilly said...

Love these Andrea and love the name!

Tania said...

Hey, I LIKE the way you think! I vote you Chairperson of Collective Garment Nouns (you obviously have a flair).