Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hats And Ky Derby

Everyone knows about the Ky Derby. As a child my parents use to watch it on Tv every year. This past weekend was the 139th year of the Derby races.

Last year the Queen of  England was even here for this famous race.
 I would have never dreamed in my wildest dreams that I would one day be living in Ky.
I moved from the La/Ms Area to the Northwest in 1990 and lived there for 17yrs.
In 2007 we moved to Ky, as I was trying to move closer to my Mom in Ms when she was in bad health, and this is the closest we could find for my husbands type of job.

I have yet to go to the derby, because I don't like that huge of a crowd, but I do watch it on Tv and I bet a couple of times.
I seem to have a knack for picking the right horses during the show times. I'm sure if I had the money to place a huge bet, I would loose.

One of the events prior to the Derby is a hat contest. 

The women have gorgeous, unusual, and wild looking hats to wear. I'm not sure what the winner receives, besides having their picture shown in their winning hat.
I wanted to decorate some hats and try to sell before the Derby, but as yet haven't been able to do it in time and I'm not sure where to sell.

I am a hat lover, and I grab hats for myself when I get the chance. 
I would love to take the time later and try my hand at decorating them.
I did decorate a few hats and was hoping to have more to sell, but life interrupted me.  The hats I decorated are no where close to the ones they wear at the Derby.

Here are a few of the hats being shown at the Kentucky Derby.. Some are WILD looking, and there are a  few I would like to have, or try to decorate to match my favorite..

                                             I really like this one but it's too big for daily wear
                                            Too "Out There" for me, but I adore the feathers
                                                Ummm NO NO And NO

These are a few hats the stars wore for the Derby

                     Here are a few of my hats in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ginascornercrafts
           Mine aren't as elaborate as the one's in the Derby, but these are my favorites. I am a work in progress with the hats, and I will be putting more in my shop later.