Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Angry? We're bloody furious

Bangkok’s Melbourne Cup is the Australian and New Zealand Women’s Group’s biggest fundraiser. Cancelled last November because of the threat of floods, today has been billed as ‘melbourne cup Retrospective.’

I don’t care what it’s called; I get to wear my fascinator. At last.

Back in September K and I began planning. We talked about inviting the same women as last year, minus those that have moved (C & C we miss you) and trying to find the theme. Then, good ol’ Husband came up with the idea/theme. Was he trying to tell me something?

K & I set of for Pratunam for materials and then I began work on the prototype. My second design got the thumbs up.

Big thanks to K for helping to cut out hundreds of pieces of felt.

 It was fiddly, but it was worth it.

Can you see what it is yet?

Absolutely, we could have bought them; these little guys are sold everywhere but where would the fun be in THAT? Major thanks goes to the generosity of Obsessively Stitching blog who has put up the how-to-make and pattern for (non commercial use) for the angry birds.

Then it was time to get everyone round so I could teach them to assemble their hats, Blue Peter style.

The finished fascinator:


Travel Truth 101 said...

Oh, I remember the ANZWG Melbourne Cup luncheon in 2006. Seriously fantastic day, though I've never drunk so much before or since (those waiters constantly filling up your glass after each sip totally put me on my ear). I remember the working party for the table centres that I helped make. Adore your fascinators! Am sitting here in Germany in -12c watching the snow fall outside my window, and feeling VERY nostalgic for the warmth of BKK.

Denise said...

Those are amazing! I hope you have a great time and get the admiration those deserve, brilliant :-)

Jenny Beattie said...

TT101, 2006 was my first Melbourne Cup. It was a pretty messy business, if I remember rightly. The warmth is lovely but we're all feeling sad (nostalgic?) at missing out on the snow!

Denise, Thank you. We did have fun but didn't win, AGAIN! Bah. I give up. (I don't; I won't...)

Carol said...

Those are utterly wonderful!! Love em!

Sorry you didn't win (boo) but hope you had a wonderful time.

C x

sheepish said...

Just love the hats you are soooo talented, shame you didn't win but glad you had a great time.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Those are brilliant. And you can keep the pattern and adapt and make some easter yellow chicks or robins for Christmas!