Instead of stitching around the eyes and the mouth, I used 3D black paint. I didn't have anything black to stitch with. I could have used real raffia, but I wanted to try Donna's trick. The "fake" rafia came out darker than hers, but I still like it. I had these paper sunflowers from Dollarama lying around for a while now, and thought one would make a nice accent on the hat. I have some fall picks from Michaels that might look nice in the box.