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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…

How To Make a Straw Braid Hat

March 2, 2019

The following video is a tutorial for other milliners. I am in no way an expert in making straw braid hats, but I had a request from another milliner for some help understanding their antique straw braid machine. The video is long and kinda boring, but it serves a purpose. I’d love to hear from…

A Hat For Women Who Have Something to Say (and the woman who inspired it)

January 30, 2019

I did it!  I wrote a knitting pattern.  I don’t so much consider the designing of the hat to be a terribly big deal because I’m comfortable creating with my hands,  On the other hand, writing out directions in a way that is understandable to someone not living in my brain is way out of…

The Answer Is In the Box.

January 1, 2019

So, here I was desperately trying to think out of the box for the solution to my sustainable fashion problem and all along the answer was right there in the box…well, in the boxes, the many boxes, and shelves and drawers and the attic… I have been struggling with the question of how to shift…

Dear Abby, Should I cut the sweater or stretch the husband?

December 7, 2018

Dear Abby, I have just finished knitting the main body of the sweater for my husband.  He is 6’1″ and kind of enormous. There are a lot of stitches in this sweater.  By nature, I’m a selfish knitter. I so admire all the women who want to express their love for their family and friends…