Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Christmas Hats 2010

My friend with her daughter and two grandchildren wearing Christmas gift hats. It can get cold up there in Washington. Earflap hats are great protection. These were all made with easy wash and care acrylic.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jingle Bell Walk

The Jingle Bell Walk is an arthritis money raising event in December in Portland. Team Annie members Annie, Drew, Nan and MaryBeth wore red and white earflap hats minus Gracie, Gretta and Grandma Judy. I made these hats the month before on an Hawaiian family vacation. I had many comments from curious folks around the pool.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Market Visit

One section of our Saturday Market booth showing some hats and microwave potato bags. My darling friend of 50 years showed up one day.

She bought a bright pink earflap hat for cool mornings on her half hour daily walkswhen Fall comes. She looked so cute she will probably find someone trying to pick her up. Hat Power!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Opening Day of the local Saturday Market was also my birthday.

Organizers and fellow vendors surprised me with cakes, candles and song on a gorgeous sun filled day.

The first photo shows the blue canopied stall displaying Carmen's and my hand knit creations, made over the long, cold, wet Oregon months.

.....a great new year beginning for me and the Market.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fancy Purses

Spring is here and so is Saturday Market. Earflap hats sell until the weather warms but sales slow down as the thermometer goes up.

Carmen taught me how to make purses. It is quick, easy and uses up all the leftovers. It is fun because of the creativity needed in combining colors and textures.
These sample photos show some ideas using fun fur for accents.

I used the blue loom to make purses 5-6 inches long and attached an i-cord handle. These do not have a clasp for closing. That should be easy to do on some others.

The black one below has 2 little half pompoms, one on each side. I think it is very chic. The yellow one has a half pompom of 2 colors with a little bead sewn on for the middle.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Elf Hats

These hats are modified from a pattern by "cputzier". The blue one went to my friend Judy in Astoria. I am surprised how fitting they look on adults and children alike. It is fun to watch people try on these hats because they immediately become lively, perky and humorous in actions.