November 2, 2009

Melbourne Cup Racing Canival

Melbourne Cup is a racing carnival that stops the Nation. In Victoria it is a public holiday on Melbourne Cup day. Unfortunately my university has its own agenda, and we have to work that day and get an extra day at Christmas instead. A couple of Sundays ago was our monthly meeting for SBOV, and this month's theme was Spring Carnival so we were all wearing our hats. I was so thrilled because I have a prize winning hat I made years ago for this occasion and it won the first prize on Melbourne Cup day.

When we worked in Abu Dhabi, we had lots of giveaways and caps were abundant. I decided to decorate one of them to wear on cup day. I didn't know that there were prizes until I got a tap on the shoulder and was told that my hat won the first prize! I am so glad I can blog about it now because at the time I could only happily tell friends and family the good news. Now I can tell the world about it...!

Here is my prize winning hat. It is made up of a plain cap decorated with handmade felted flowers and buttons. The long trails were silk flowers. I got them from the local $2 shop. This hat was totally my original design.

This is us, the three musketeers. Lynda on the left was wearing her brother's hat and came dressed up as a Scottish lady. Lynette with her handmade hat and decorated with purple flowers and me with my prize winning hat...!

5 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great hats girls...and wow Nat first prize...congratulations...I'm happy now you can share it with us!!!

Anonymous said...

It was such a fun day, what will we get up to next time.

I got today of work..yeah!
The horse I got in the sweep is C'est La Guerre. I'm of to a B-B-Q this afternoon I think I better take my brolly...ha!

Hugs Lynda xxx

A Stitch In Thyme said...

NAT!!! So proud of you, first prize!!! How wonderful for you. I have to tell you, my daughter would love that hat. She loves all hats, colors, shapes size doesn't matter. hand made even more! Congrats to you. Hugs. Tammy

Ivory Spring said...

Natima,

You ladies look exceptionally CUTE! :)

Anonymous said...

Back from my cup party and I had a wonderful day, sadly I think my horse is still running... LOL

How did you go today natima, did you win?

cheers Lynda xxx

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