Like every year I spend far too much time on our daughters' birthday parties. Something I always realize in the last week. But I so much enjoy developing such a complete, relatively small, concept, to perfection. Unfortunately my work suffers from it. Yesterday evening I turned a thrifted straw hat, with an also second hand drapery cord and tassels and some felt, into a 'lady in red' look-a-like. You shouldn't look in detail (hooray for the glue gun), but in the picture it looks quite chique.