Thursday, August 27, 2015

No Sew Hobo Bag

One of their favorite hobbies that ladies of the Red Hat Society likes to do is Shop!  When we are out and about, parading through the mall or the grocery store, we love to look our red hat best.  We are a whimsical group that is always looking for creative ways to show our RHS spirit.  Pink Hatter Misty shared with us a very easy to make, practical, no sew Hobo Bag that she made and we thought it was so cute!  We decide to make one of our own.

Materials
Large or Medium T- shirt
Scissors
Paint and/ or stones for decorations


Cut the neck and sleeves out and cut an even amount of strips at the bottom of the t-shirt.

Turn shirt inside out. Beginning with one end of the shirt, tie the adjacent strips together into a knot (be sure not to make the knots too tight or too loose). Continue tying across the shirt until all strips have been tied, this will create a closed bottom.

                    

  Turn shirt right side out, and decorate with your favorite color or stone.



Your No Sew Hobo Bag!




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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What's your convention story?

The Red Hat Society just hosted our Annual International Convention, The Speedway Sparkle, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our attendees had a blast of a good time, racing around doing things that only Red Hatters know how to do!  Our Marketing Director posted on Facebook, that we would love to hear your stories.   So please, share your favorite experience!  We would love to read your stories in the comments below! 


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

DIY Rhinestone Headphones

Here is a twist to adding some bling to a plain pair of headphones.  They can be done in any color you wish.  Here at the Red Hat Society we have found a really inexpensive red plastic set that we jazzed up with purple rhinestones for our signature colors.  It is a fun and sassy way to listen to your music!

Materials
Glue
Rhinestones (variety of sizes)
Headphones
Small wooden stick ( to pick up the smallest stones)
Beginning at the bottom of the headphones add glue and stones working your way around and up the handle.  Be careful not to add too much glue, so that the ear piece does not stick and still has room to move once you put them on. 

Continue adding the stones in an upward pattern, doing a little on each side allowing the glue to dry and set.  Once the complete headphone is covered in rhinestones allow to set for 24 hours before wearing them.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I SHALL ANSWER, "PURPLE"


I was recently asked how old you have to be to wear the Red Hat, and I unthinkingly answered, "Purple." While I am aware that that is not an actual age, I rather like the idea.  Just imaging how the conversation could go.

      "So," he asks,"how old are you?"

      "Purple," she answers.

      "Purple?" he says, confused, "How can your age be a color?"

     "Well," she replies, "I have reached the age of wearing purple dresses and red hats.  That's how              old I am.  After that, the actual number doesn't count."

From now on, when asked my age, I shall answer, "Purple."



(Compliments of guest blogger Red Hat Society  Ambassador Rose Louise, Vice Queen of the Absolutely Marvellous chapter, in Oshawa, ON, Canada)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Queens Rule!




RedHat Society Queens have a secret... Our secret is that it's really fun to be the Queen!

For a few precious moments each week or month, we don't have a care in the world as we commit to do as little real work as possible. We trail around in our finery, waving royally to the adoring crowds with our wonderful Chapterettes in tow. This is the role of a Queen in the RHS. She is the spark. She is the heart. She starts the Chapter, gathers her court, and oversees fun stuff with her ladies. Then the real magic begins. A real pleasure in being the Queen is when all your ladies are gathered around you laughing, hugging and generally making merry!



When speaking of Queens, we feel compelled to share a story. Hatquarters, the headquarters of the Society, received a very gracious letter from a real Queen; the Queen of England. We had invited her to join our contingent for tea while we were visiting her beautiful country for the London New Year's Day Parade. Unfortunately, she had to decline. You can imagine her busy schedule. Her secretary told us that her schedule is booked one year or more in advance.  But we, RHS Queens (faux and fabulous), have an advantage over this very famous Queen. We exist to promote fun, lightness of spirit and sisterhood. And although, we are sometimes booked a year in advance too, we are so blessed to be able to devote time to something that makes us happy as women. The RHS gives us an excuse to play even if it's just for a little while.

If you are an RHS Queen, we thank you for everything that you do to make the world more colorful.  

If you’d like to be a Queen too……


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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

RUBY REDHAT says YOLO!

One of the wisest people we know is Ruby RedHat, our RHS mascot.  You may be familiar with her famous “Top Ten Rules for Living.”  Let’s revisit her #1 rule:  

“Accept Reality and live in the here and now.”

When asked to elaborate on this rule, Ruby said:

 “We (Red and Pink Hatters) accept life, and people, as they are.  When push comes to shove, we have to do that.  The sooner we stop wasting our energy trying to change other people or inevitable circumstances, the sooner we can expend our strength on what we want to do with rest of our lives. A large part of accepting reality is doing the best we can within the boundary of the day in which we are currently living. Among the things we can never change is our past.”

Ruby says there’s no point wasting valuable mental energy rehashing our personal histories, and she’s so right. Very smart for a little lady just 10” tall!

In her role of mascot, she is often invisible to those who don't "believe" in her, rather like Tinkerbelle in "Peter Pan." We do know that only those who have the Red Hat spirit can see her.

Do you see her?

(Excerpt and edited from EQM Sue Ellen Cooper – Friday Broadcast.)


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The Speedway Sparkle!!!!