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February Really Needs a Hat

February 12, 2020

February really needs hats and chocolate. I don’t know if I can send you chocolates, but I can definitely send you hats. If, like me, you live in a part of the world where slush falls from the sky then you might just need a bit of a pick me up. If you live in…

Following My Heart, My Latest Business Strategy

January 29, 2020

I had a bit of an epiphany the other day. Well, my friend, Aimee, actually hit me over the head with my epiphany, but that’s what friends are for, right? She surprised me with a visit, so I put down my work and we went for a walk. I must have really needed to talk…

Local Handwoven Beauty

January 21, 2020

I just finished making this Maisie hat and I need to wax eloquent for a moment…I love this fabric!!! O.K. that wasn’t exactly eloquent, but I don’t know how else to put it. I love that in choosing to have this fabric made for me by Marrie, of Double Whale Handwoven Designs, that money is…

Scrappy Happy Hats and a Zero Waste New Year

December 31, 2019

Hello, hello! I am writing just in time to wish you all the happiest of New Years. I’m one of those people that happens to like New Year’s resolutions. Not in a write a list sort of way, more in a mindful mess of intentions for the future way. So, I’ll begin with this hat…

The Slow Hat Shop, a Slow Walk Video and a Slow hat maker

October 31, 2019

Hello! I have emerged from under a pile of fabric and yarn and I’m excited to share what I have been up to this past month. For starters, I have finally added a web shop onto this site. Well, technically, I have had my Etsy shop linked here all along, but this one is a…

Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards

September 14, 2019

And just like that, it’s over. I blinked and summer went away. I’m not sure that I swam enough or spent enough time in the garden, but I gave it my best shot. The older I get, the more I am aware that sometimes you just gotta hang up the closed sign and go for…

Hats for sunny days.

July 9, 2019

I told myself I would write a new blog post when the Lupins were in bloom. Well, the Lupins are just on their way out, but better late than never. (Not to worry. I did get a pretty photo.) Before we get to pretty flowers we need to talk about this hat. Currently, this is…

A Hat Making Demonstration and Lots of Chatter

May 8, 2019

Hello again, Thanks for tuning in. Last I left you, I was off to visit family in Toronto. Nothing like being air lifted out of your everyday reality to help one contemplate life. One little trip, so many conclusions. More on that later, but first I have a video for you. I thought you might…

All Your Beautiful Faces

April 7, 2019

Hello Everyone, I have missed you. As you may know, I took the radical step of deleting my social media accounts. Was it a month ago…two months ago? At first it felt very awkward. With twitching fingers, I kept picking up my phone, trying to find an app to open. There are only so many…

My State of the Art Marketing Technology

March 6, 2019

Last night I wrote this very long winded post explaining why I deleted my social media accounts. When I reached the end I looked at it and thought, this might be the most boring thing I have ever written. There are so many interesting things happening in Canadian news right now and somehow, The Hat…