Thursday, February 26, 2015

Simply Fun Heart Canvas Tote

Every lady loves a good tote.  Whether it is used to carry your groceries, your arts and crafts or Hooting around the mall it's a great way to celebrate the last few days of RHS's Heart Month with this Simply Fun Heart Canvas Tote.  It's a simple craft to share at your next gathering.  

Materials you will need:
.  ·        Card stock                                
·        Pencil or sponge
·        Scissors                                    
·        Transfer paper
·        Iron
·        Tape 
·        Paint (We chose pink, lavender, red and purple)
·        Any size Canvas tote. (We used a small one.)

How to create:
1.      Print the t-shirt transfer onto the transfer paper.  T-shirt transfers can be found on the RHS website.  Because this is the year of 'Simply Fun', we used the #RHSisSimplyFun transfer.  Follow the directions on the transfer paper to ensure that you print the transfer as a mirror image.    

Cut around the image, as close the the letters or design as possible, center and iron the transfer onto your canvas.  (Again, following the directions on the box of the transfer paper.) 

While your transfer is cooling, fold a piece of card stock in half and draw a half of a heart on the folded side.  Cut out the folded heart, making sure that your heart is even on both sides.

Place the heart in the center of your tote and over the transfer. (Tip: add tape on the back so the heart doesn't move.  Be sure not to cover your transfer with the tape.) Place your paint on a paper plate and add newspaper between your tote to prevent paint from seeping through on the other side.

With the eraser part of the pencil or a sponge, begin your design at the edge of the heart and dot paint onto the canvas working away from the edge.  Continue this pattern all around the heart, being careful not to paint over the transfer.  If you change your paint color, simply wipe the pencil eraser with a paper towel or change sponge.

Allow to dry for 24 hours.  Remove heart and carry away!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Guest Post from International Partner: HATalk e-magazine

International Partner HATalk e-magazine was involved in organizing an exciting new hat-centered event last year. Set to take place for the second time from March 26 – April 1, 2015, London Hat Week is the perfect place to get out and about with your red hat on…

Over 60 London Hat Week events took place last year, and 2015 promises even greater things, with open studios, hat making classes and workshops, a Hat Walk and many other hat related listings. This fun event would make a great outing for UK based Chapters or even an exciting foreign excursion for Hatters around the world.

To find out more about London Hat Week and how you can get involved, go to To learn more about hats and hat making from the comfort of your own home, subscribe to the monthly e-magazine HATalk for Red Hatters at the hugely discounted RHS price of $19.95 a year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It’s Time for a Virtual Mardi Gras Party!

So, you are new to Red Hat Society and want to get a feel for the fun that can be had as a Member?  Well, look no further than Facebook today!  We’re inviting the world to join us for our first ever, Virtual Mardi Gras Party.  Members from all over the world have been joining in for a day of play.  We’ll have a parade and throw our virtual beads (yes, we’ve come up with a way to do that on social media), music, check in on Bourbon Street and share King (or should we say Queen) Cake and other Mardi Gras Musts!  Hatters who live in the New Orleans area will be giving us all a taste and education on all things Mardi Gras.  Find out who we are and how we play!  FIND YOURSELF IN THE RED HAT SOCIETY!   This is a free event and open to the public.

Ready to take the plunge and join the greatest playgroup for women in the world?  Let this serve as our personal invitation to you.