Fun New Hat this Week

Eiko’s linen got into a new project this week. I fashioned a brand new hat, my own pattern, and I think it turned out pretty well. There are a few tweaks I’ll make to the pattern next time. I made a detachable flower pin out of scraps. Isn’t the fringey effect great?  This hat is floppy and casual, but fun. (Please ignore the white bag peeking out from underneath the hat. I had to pad the glass head.)

Please excuse the underpad on the floor. I have a little old lady dog who leaks when she sits and that’s her favorite place.


I’m tempted to keep this one, but it’s going into the Owl Tree shop.  Maybe I’ll keep the next one. Maybe. 

There were some little visitors to my porch the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

A new toad has moved to the neighborhood.
This is a brave moth. He was near not one, but two, orb webs. Aren’t they pretty?


Author: denise

I have done beadwork for over 25 years and got so interested in jewelry design that I took two metalwork classes at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee from wonderful teachers were Deborah Lynn Gold and Marjorie Simon. I recently took a soutache jewelry class from Amee K. Sweet-McNamara at White Fox Beads in Knoxville which was pretty incredible, too. Love working with the soutache. I can't choose a favorite medium. I love sculptural work and adore forming and fabricating metals, but three-dimensional beadwork is great too. Lately I've gone back to sewing and refashioning cast-off clothing–mostly men's shirts, into girls' clothing. I also enjoy making handbags and wallets. They are really fun to put together–like a puzzle.