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The Mad Tea Party Hat

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After loads of wash and tackling her 3, 4, and 5 month old little boys Lacey announced she was going to a Mad Hatter Dinner party.  That's when the fun began.  We headed to my workroom to see what kinds of goodies were in the stash.  We gathered up a headband, medium size styrofoam ball, wire, glue gun, tulle, scrap of white fabric, beads, a wooden spool and a small teacup and saucer.  This little china tea cup and saucer are a remment of my dishes I had when I was 5 years old.  Rather a treasure.  It's day had come to be used again.
 We cut the styrofoam ball in half, made a slit in the middle then wired and glued it to the headband on a side angle.  The white fabric was glued on the ball and then 3 circles of tulle were gathered in the middle making a poof and pinned in place.
 5" lengths of wire were threaded with tiny pearl beads and fastened after the poofs were done.  A small cardboard circle was cut, the spool was glued to that and then the teacup glued to the sp…