Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A few new hats.

Here are two hats I finished last week:

Isn't the button pretty?

I call this one the Goldie Bear, after the little miss it was made for.

Another Polar Bear hat... This one made for and sent off to Alison, the giveaway winner.

I'm working on a Pink Polar Bear hat order and then I think I'm gonna make a bunny for the Little Mister to wear on Easter.

Yup, I'll have plenty of embarassing pics when Em's a teenager. ;)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Header

Well, me and photoshop had a date... What do you think of our photo/header love child?

I think it's ok, but I'm not quite convinced yet. We'll see how I feel about it in a few days.

Since I've been on vacation I haven't done a whole lot of creating. I've made several of the same hats, but I haven't created anything new. I'm feelin' kinda itchy to make something new.

Guess I better get on that.

Oh. And I've sort-of opened up an Etsy shop, but I've only listed the Koala Hat so far. Kind of as a test. I'll get the rest up soon, and then we can have a grand opening party! :) It'll be fun; you're all invited.

Please excuse the mess...

I'm doin' a little spring cleaning. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mickey Hats

These are my nephews wearing a Mickey version of my hat. I heart Brady's cheesey grin!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Guess where I've been?

Here's a hint:

My parents took all of us. It was awesome.

Friday, March 19, 2010

And the winner is...


Who said:

"I'm a follower of Ballet Shoes and Yarn and Hooks and Books!

I'd LOVE to win the polar bear hat in blue for my second surrogate son who is due in June. :D


Congrats Allison!! I'ma email you in just a minute!

Thank you all for entering! And Extra Super Thanks to Helena for hosting!!! For those of you that didn't win, have no fear! I have decided that I AM going to open up a shop. It's gonna be a few weeks, but it's in the works. Until then, if you need something made, just email me or comment and we can work it out!

Thanks for your support! :)

I know who won-un.

But I'm not telling 'til 6:00 EST.

I said that in a sing-sony voice, just so you know. ;)

Exciting news!

At least in my mind... I made a button!

You can grab it if you'd like. It's on the side bar --->.

Grab it and enjoy. :)

Friday Follow :)

Welcome one and all.

The Trendy Treehouse

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last Chance!

Giveaway ends tonight!!

If you haven't headed over to Life in the Pitts yet, you had better go now before you miss out!

Good Luck to all!! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


So, I'm a little late getting this up this morning. Sorry about that... but Eme and I just woke up. And yes, I know it's 11:40. Our schedule is a little funny. We usually stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning and then sleep 'til, well, around now. So anyway!!! On to the GIVEAWAY! Helena, over at Life in the Pitts is hosting it.

I will be giving away one of these:

It's your choice which one you want me to make for you! And, since I'm making it for you, that means it can be what ever size you need it to be. Happy day!

All you need to do to win is become a follower here, then head on over to Life in the Pitts.
and tell her which hat you'd like! That's it!

Now, if you'd like more entries you can:

Tell others about the Giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Blog (3 entries), etc. Then leave a comment telling us what you did! (with a link). This is completely optional.

The Giveaway will end Thursday night, at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time.


p.s. This also happens to be my 50th post... ;)

Monday, March 15, 2010

I have a fun secret...

I'm doing my FIRST EVER giveaway.

It starts tomorrow!

And is being hosted here.

What am I giving away you ask?

Well it just MIGHT be a hat. If you want a sneaky peeky, head over to Life in the Pitts.

Check back tomorrow to join in the fun!

And feel free to tell your friends.


Lately, as I am out shopping, people double take me and then ask if I'm carrying a stuffed animal?? Yeah. Cause I'm that kind of crazy. I'm so nuts, I strap a stuffed animal to my chest. One person came running up to me thinking I was carrying a cat! That would have been the freakiest (green headed, FIVE eared) cat that I had ever seen. At least once they realize I'm actually carrying a BABY they say they like my hats. Haha.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hmm... Maybe this is why I love performing.

"When you perform...you are out of yourself - larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours nightly." -Agnes De Mille

I think this is the best discription of how I feel when I'm performing that I've ever heard.

Monday, March 8, 2010

What to do, what to do...

Lately, I've had a lot of feed back here on the blog (and from random strangers at Walmart) that I should be selling my hats and whatnots. And I think I want to.

But I'm nervous.

I've gone to the 'register to be a seller' page on Etsy like fifty times.

Then I just stare at it.

And do nothing. Well, nothing but stare.

It feels like this huge step and what if?... What if my product isn't as cool and cute as I think it might be? How do I effectively market so that people will actually SEE my stuff? 'Cause there's a lot of people selling. What if people think my stuff is cute, but not cute enough to actually invest? What if they think it's crap?

*Sigh*. And so, I stare.

Then I make another hat for Eme. And don't waste my time worrying that he's gonna reject my stuff.

'Cause he won't... At least not for a few years yet.

Have any of you 'taken the plunge'? Any words of wisdom or encouragement?

Participating in...

The Trendy Treehouse

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So, boo.

I forgot to take a picture of the blanket I made to match the pink polar bear hat. Sorry guys, you'll just have to imagine the sweetness. And the sweetness was great. I can hardly wait 'til Andrea has her Little Miss! I'll see about getting a picture of her in it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two more...

These ones are polar bears. The pink one is going to a friend tomorrow (hopefully along with a blanket in the same colors... gotta get it done!) for her baby shower, the blue one is for Eme.

I have puppy, kitty and bunny hats in the works! :) Oo. And a different dinosaur one too! I'm having fun with these, can you tell? ;)

It's Friday..

Time check out and follow a few blogs! :) Welcome, come on in and look around!

The Trendy Treehouse

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hehe. Dinosaur Hat.

I've been busy. :)

LOVE the tongue!

Here's a side view.

What do you think?

Sharing a few projects

Life in the Pitts

The Trendy Treehouse


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I.Think. I'm. In. LOVE.

With the hat.

I fell for the child a long time ago! The cuteness of this hat just might kill me. Kill me dead I tell you. It took us a little while to figure out what kind of ears they are, but, now we know, they are koala ears! Seriously, I love how this hat turned out.
Don't you agree?

I'm a dancer.

The small child at dancing class may never become a professional dancer - but the courtesies and disciplines, as well as the joy in movement, will touch her forever.
-Helen Thomson 1943

I'm a dancer. Even though I rarely get to dance anymore I still identify myself as such. As in, when people ask me to describe myself, I lead with "I dance..." I'm not a pro (my boobs pretty much guaranteed that I wouldn't be - I developed big and early, even though I was a stick) but, like this quote says, it touched me forever. There are few things I love more.

Mittens, Hat and Blanket Set for Nora

So, I was able to get the blanket done in time! Barely. As in, I finished it during the shower. And I didn't get them wrapped. Haha. O-well. But here are the pics of the whole set. (You've already seen the hat and mittens in action... thanks for modeling Eme!) Enjoy.

(I have another hat in the works at the moment... it's almost done. It has ears. And a chin strap.)