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Sinister Easter bonnet?

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docket Mon 29-Mar-10 07:56:46

Ds1 loves foxes. So I thought it would be fun to make a bonnet with a fox chasing some chicks. the finished article looks a bit scary and having viewed some hats online I am wondering if this is in fact completely inappropriate. He is in reception so this is my first brush with bonneting. Am I worrying over nothing?

JustMyTwoPenceWorth Mon 29-Mar-10 08:01:23

I think you need to take a pic of it and put it on your profile.

docket Mon 29-Mar-10 08:14:01

Hmm, don't have a profile. Will investigate.

JackRabbitBauer Mon 29-Mar-10 08:29:34

A fox chasing chicks? presumably to eat them?
yes, it does sound sinistergrin
Why not take the chicks off and just have a fox running round the hat?

nickschick Mon 29-Mar-10 08:36:58

Wheres the Easter message in that?

An Easter bonnet is to celebrate the joy of spring not to embrace the horror of nature.....

Bloody hell.

I think you have read the wrong guides for easter bonneting.


At ds school the winner was a bonnet with a table of 12 apostles and a empty seat.... it won??

It was a catholic school tho.

Ds had a top hat styled with all flowers greeneryand, ladybirds and butterflies on pipecleaners dangling off- he didnt even win a soddin' cream egg angry.

Merrylegs Mon 29-Mar-10 08:53:02

"this is my first brush with bonneting."

Arf. grin

Top marks.

docket Mon 29-Mar-10 09:27:26

Oh bugger. Perhaps sticking some flowers around the side will make it more cheery?

ninah Mon 29-Mar-10 09:34:08

maybe you could add a man in a red coat for that retro 'Countryside Alliance' touch
Scary need not be a problem. Look at Hansel & Gretel etc - or being hammered onto a cross, let's say
Woulld love to see a pic grin

piprabbit Mon 29-Mar-10 09:37:44

What you need to add is a chicken leading the chicks and some cubs following the fox - will be a perfect representation of the meaning of spring. Babies are born and some of them get eaten by other babies.


cocolepew Mon 29-Mar-10 09:39:11

That's brilliant.

docket Mon 29-Mar-10 09:54:41

I have created a profile and (I think successfully) put photo up. I am coming to the conclusion I've got it all wrong. Please go easy, I have newborn and am sooooo tired!

cornsilk Mon 29-Mar-10 09:55:29

I once made one with a dinosaur.

cornsilk Mon 29-Mar-10 09:55:55

ha ha that's ace!

littledawley Mon 29-Mar-10 09:57:56

PMSL!! That's the best bonnet I have ever seen!!

AttillaTheHan Mon 29-Mar-10 10:03:29

(If a little scary)

maduggar Mon 29-Mar-10 10:05:51

Lol its fab, if a little scary!

docket Mon 29-Mar-10 10:06:13

That has made me feel bit better, thanks. Yesterday thought it was funny, then checked internet and wobbled, then had full on feeding ds2 in the middle of night panic about how it was completely inappropriate and unfair on ds1!

Lionstar Mon 29-Mar-10 10:10:11

OMG ROFL .. can't speak ... tea .. splutter .. keyboard etc.

That is the BEST bonnet in the world, by a country mile. You HAVE to send it in

piprabbit Mon 29-Mar-10 10:11:51


Lionstar Mon 29-Mar-10 10:13:08

Realise my send it in comment is a bit meaningless - thought you'd made the bonnet for a school thing

ItsAllaBitNoisy Mon 29-Mar-10 10:16:24

Look at the EYES on the chicks! They're TERRIFIED!

Nice work.

piprabbit Mon 29-Mar-10 10:16:57

It's a bit like sending out Christmas cards showing the moment the naughty children discover their empty stockings. Or the turkeys arriving at the abbatoir.

ItsAllaBitNoisy Mon 29-Mar-10 10:18:47

WTF would you make for Halloween?? grin

DinahRod Mon 29-Mar-10 10:19:51

It's fab. Am seriously thinking of just recycling ds' cadbury egg hat from last year.

How did you make it the hat?

giddly Mon 29-Mar-10 10:20:25

That's brilliant - I love it. Can't believe you managed to do something so creative with a newborn! The look of pure evil on the fox's face is the stuff of nightmares. Will blow the other insipid offerings involving bought yellow chicks and artificial flowers out of the water.

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