Hats, hats & more hats..

I really hope some of these hats sell. We have less than 6 weeks now before Eiko takes them to her show out-of-state and we swapped hats for more woven fabric this morning.  She is weaving like crazy and I’m making hats, trying to keep them original and attractive. Handwoven fabric is a challenge to sew. It is beautiful. I love Eiko’s color choices and weaving patterns, but one of the fabrics kept getting caught on the feed dogs and the presser foot. 

I think they are all cute. I hope someone else does too!

Here are some new pics of the sun hat I made earlier after I stiffened the brim a bit with topstitching and removed the flower pin. 

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?


New hat and websites

I’ve been working on migrating the AACC website to a new host for a week or more.  I think I have it ready to go, but the files may not show up for 72 hours more or less. I hope, less. In my “uploading/downloading time” while I was stuck idle at the keyboard, I left the laptop and worked on some sewing.


I find myself conflicted. I love subtle colors, but I have, in my later years, come to love brights. 



I put the subtle turquoise on one side…




and bright colors on the other. They are reversible, so you can choose which one you like. 



I also made some new card cases. I love these little things! I used sew-on snaps on these. I’ve begun to wonder how well the Velcro will hold up to repeated opening and closing, although it is a lot easier to sew on than the snaps.




All lined up. 




The backs. See the little raccoon in the upper left?




Open for business. 



My best thing, though, is the new hat I made. Eiko wove the fabric in linen and

many coordinating colors. I hated to cut into it, but when I did and stitched it up according to what a lady described at Locally Grown Gallery, it turned out spectacular I think.