Wow! What a wonderful day I am having! Amazing birthday wishes from everyone, even a few Happy Birthday Songs sung beautifully through the phone. Thank You ALL!
I started off the day with a surprise Skpe call...in bed, hair all crazy...But that's what's so wonderful about friends...who cares! Then a wonderful call from my Sweet Mom. This is of course her day as much as it's mine. She had to do all the work... uhhh 36 years ago...No not buying it? OK, 48 years ago! LOL! So Happy Birthday Mom...
Next, it was off for a coffee on the front porch. How cool is it to just sit and watch the Spanish Doves come and go...NICE! A wonderful hot shower, breakfast in bed and now playing in the studio...I'm loving the day! Yahooo! Slow, calm and relaxed!
Ahhhh, back to the studio....
Thank you all for coming by the Black Friday Steampunk Ustream Hop yesterday. We had such a fun time! Kathryn's studded gloves, Kathy's Gauntlet and my Top Hat, helped get us all in the mood to create.
Here's the link to my show HERE or you can use this link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/41219778
As promised last night, here are some pictures and details on the Steampunk Top Hat....
I was totally blown away by LostWaxOz's YouTube video on his AMAZING hat and decided to give it a go...
Here is a link to his video:
Amazing huh? Talented man! If you would like to purchase his very reasonably priced pattern, follow this link here:
You can find the top hat pattern here https://gumroad.com/l/UJjIx
Now, for a few notes of things I learned:
- Print out the .PDF pattern in Actual Size...Not Shrink To Fit. You can change this in your printers software.
- If you can't find a non-ribbed yoga mat, use 1/4-inch thick Craft Foam found in most craft stores next to the Fun Foam. Adhere the pieces together (contact cement) to form the sizes you need to cut the pattern pieces.
- You can use hot glue as I did to adhere all the tiles to the hat if you cannot use contact cement.
- I used Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint in black to make the "puffed" rivets. It worked great...
The Gentleman Crafter