“Look, what I made!” the rag-princess yelled.
Prince charming startlet that much, he almost fell off the chair. “Wife! Why are you screaming like a sirene? Ist the enemy on our gate, ready to attack the castle?”
“No, silly! Of course not! I just wanted to show you the new cloche-hat, I recyled from an old one!”
“Another hat?” prince charming groaned. “When I opened your closet last week almost 500 of them fell out!”
“342 including this one, to be precise…They are part of my project “365 hats around the year.” That means, there are still 23 to make! Now tell me…do you like it?”
“I find it hideous! prince charming said. “There are two things, I really dislike and those are cloches and velvet of every kind!”
“But I love cloches and velvet!” The rag-princess beeped.
“As if I didn´t know!” prince charming snapped.
“Do you like ANY of my hats?”
“…Well….Some of your cart-wheels aren´t that bad….But the others are quite absurd. I wished, you would wear the crown instead, I gave you for our wedding.”
“The crown is pressing. It gives me a headache. And It´s not very helpful in the rain or burning sun!”The rag-princess said and straightened her cloche, that was displaced while the crosstalk.
“But you would much more look like a princess and not like a….a….There is acctually no word for it! And everyone in the fairy-land knows, that princesses never get wet in the rain or even get a sunburn!”
“Rubbish! What about Cinderella? When I saw her two days ago, she was wet like a rat for beeing caught in the rain without a hat or umbrella!”
the rag-princess gave her husband a scathing look, floated to the cloak room to get her coat and soon after, when both went for a walk, she wore her new cloche and a velvet coat……
The red cloche on the pictures is recycling. When I started millinery years ago, some of my beginners-hats were actual catastrophes. This one was so horrible, I burried it as deep as I could in my “trunk of shame”. But that was no real solution, so I digged it out again and turned it into this cloche. It has some little flaws on the inside, but on the outside it looks brand- new. I embellished the hat with silk-satin-ribbon, vintage petersham ribbon and a genuine art-déco-belt buckle.