The hat is sitting on a great cane birdcage I picked up a a local swapmeet recently. Its in fabulous condition. I added my own little birdie inside.
I've also been playing around with my lugger (plastic coated) bag design. I've found an easier way to construct the bag, and I end up with plastic coating the fabric on the inside as well as the outside of the bag. I think this looks better and has the advantage allowing the bag to hold its shape better. Once I have fine tuned the method I guess I will have to create another tutorial. I made this bag for me, and I added leather handles I bought at the Perth quilt and craft fair back in April. I used the bag today when I went to the hairdresser and she asked me if I bought my bag in Melbourne... woot woot! (on the way home I went op-shopping for old handbags and picked up some great handles for future bags that way... $2.50 a pair).