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Warm Headbands For an Autumn Day

October 17, 2021

Last week I was afraid that the leaves would forget to turn. I think I have a little bit of faith deficiency syndrome. Autumn is my favourite season. I find the colours are so rich and the light is magical. All the hand knits come out, the pie baking begins and Lego and I can…

Cat on Lap While Knitting Hats

September 29, 2021

Finally, the weather is cooling down. The hand knit sweater collection is coming out of the drawers fast and furious. Much to my dismay, Devito (aka Devi) the kitten has a thing for buttons, so my cardigans have become easy prey. I have tried to cure him of this dastardly predilection, but it seems there…

A thoroughly Nova Scotian Hat (and an ode to wool)

August 30, 2021

I made my ideal hat. I know, one is never supposed to love one child more than another, and it’s a good thing that I only have one human child, but I can’t help myself. I love this hat more than my other hats. There, I said it. Scorn me if you will, but that’s…

Exploring Nova Scotia and Natural Dyeing

August 21, 2021

Happy late August to you all. I must say, I have been squeezing every ounce of summer out of 2021. If this pandemic has taught us anything it is that sometimes you have to slow the clock down. I made a little video for you. The first part is a little glimpse of my local…

A Hat to Take a Walk in

May 24, 2021

I don’t always know what draws me to design a particular hat until I am several hats into my new obsession. As Lego and I walked this morning through Lunenburg, Lego leading the way, it dawned on me that the new Franny hat on my head was the perfect walking hat. You can see the…

When Times are Tough You Put Your Headband On.

April 28, 2021

It’s funny the things that stay with us. I will never forget being seven years old and being in my grandparents’ Montreal apartment. As was typical, the living room was filled with the countless great aunts (and uncles), chain smoking and smothering us children in their bosoms. Auntie Yetta, lovingly blowing smoke into my face,…

The Cutest Caps and a Media Blitz

April 7, 2021

Hello, there is so much to tell you about today. As usual I will begin with the batch of hats that I have just completed and are now available for sale in my web shop. If you would like to snag one, please pay attention to the size in the title. There are five variations…

My New Headbands

January 30, 2021

Hello there, I just wanted to quickly pop in and let you know about my newest addition to my headband family. They are for sale HERE. As with most of my designs, it was born out of personal need. Since cutting off my hair I have not felt like wearing my Madeline headbands on a…

New Hats and New Thoughts

January 16, 2021

Hello, hello! Seems that I have done it again. I have let far too much time go by before reaching out. I searched my book of excuses and the one that seems most honest is…Slow. I’m just slow at everything. And as I approach my 53rd birthday I am finally coming to terms with the…

Lots of Charlotte Hats and a Turquoise Love Affair

October 10, 2020

Hello from beautiful Lunenburg. Today I offer you world respite in the form of a turquoise hat. Before I begin my turquoise tale, I will let you know that I have a batch of Charlotte hats ready to meet their heads and if listening to me wax eloquent about turquoise is not your cup of…