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My Off The Grid Sewing Machine, Custom Masks and My Market Day Socks

September 13, 2020

Well, I have done it once again. Despite every best intention to write things down as they come to me, I have piled up the many things I want to tell you about and created a lot of clutter in my mind. And now I will have to pass my cluttered mind along to you.…

Caps and Masks and a Make Believe Craft Show

August 10, 2020

Caps with Buttons for Holding Masks. They are Here! They are finally here! And before I sail off into my typical long winded tangential tale of how I came to be making caps and masks I will first direct you right to the shop and then if you’d like to listen to me ramble you…

Cheap Masks and the Devaluation of Women’s Work

July 31, 2020

I want to put a thought out there that I know is kinda controversial. I have been hesitant to talk about it, but the thought isn’t going away, so here goes… Masks are too cheap. I’m all for making masks for free for friends and family. I’m all for donating masks to those who need…

Pandemic Resolutions

June 21, 2020

When the reality of life in the time of Covid first sunk in, I imagined that I would never sell another hat again. After those initial few days of panic, I made a list of all the things I could do other than earning money that would contribute to our household. I confess, I was…

A Hat Gift From The Great Beyond

June 19, 2020

Hello Everyone, I’m sorry to have not written sooner. Times are so strange and my mind is alternatively full and empty of thoughts and the idea of trying to condense the ruckus in my brain into words has felt daunting. I also have a habit of wanting to talk about everything and then I overwhelm…

Flapper and Edwardian Hat Distraction

April 1, 2020

Hello hat friends, I don’t have much wisdom to bring you today in terms of the state of the world, but I can offer you some pretty handmade flapper and Edwardian style hats along with plenty of knitting distraction. A friendlier alternative to the news. I am actually somewhat used to isolation as this is…

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…