All 3 bonnets were sewn in time for Easter this year. It wasn't that bad, but I will say sewing the same thing for three girls gets a bit tedious. Also, they either need to be pretty much identical or totally different— otherwise there is much comparing and discussion. These were all the same, pink linen with a lovely fabric lining, the only detail that made them unique was the color of ribbon and flowers. I knew I wanted to use flowers to trim them, but was stumped. I looked at the craft store and the silk ones were pretty awful. They were not silk, too huge, and expensive. I wished I had a secret stash of vintage millinery trims, but I do not. I was getting pretty discouraged and then found a gold mine in the paper/scrapbook section.
Okay, there is a huge paper flower selection out there that I didn't know about and they were perfect for the bonnets. I actually am not sure how you would use them in a scrapbook, they are 3D, so I'm not sure how the book would close, but they are great as little embellishments for craft/sewing projects.
I glued these on with E6000, which is very stinky but sure works well. I also glued them to tiny terra cotta pots that had chocolate eggs tucked in them for the girls' baskets. Next I need to make some brooches with paper flowers for my spring/summer cardigans. I have the compulsion to gussy up unadorned cardigans, but realize it's not always best to make the embellishments permanent—hence the brooch idea. And i've been seeing some very stylish hair clips with flowers too, so I will try that next.