the mad hatter.

February 1, 2010

I’m usually not on the lookout for guys handmade things…not sure why…but I discovered David’s Hat Factory, and think that the hats, made by David {above, left}, are great. It’s not everyday that I find an indie-knitter dude! Just ordered the grey hat in the middle for my son…think he’ll like it!

get the warm fuzzies.

August 28, 2008

The problem with selling our wares at craft shows, is that it usually takes ALL of my willpower to not spend more than we sell. Last year at the Jingle, Mingle, Shop show in Chicago, I spotted Mayu Hand-Knit Alpaca scarves and wraps. I instantly fell in love with the colors, and the softness of the fabric. After I bought one, it became my favorite scarf of the season (I can totally relate to Linus…his blanket must have been made from alpaca).

Mayu owner, Kate Robertson personally works with the women in Peru who make her items…so when you buy a Mayu scarf, you help employ independent business women in Peru as well. It’s a win-win if you ask me!

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wear many hats.

June 16, 2008


I get teased for my hats. Mostly by my husband…but I put up with the grief because I love wearing them. Piper and Paisley is my newest find. The shape is an easy one for anyone to wear, and goes with just about anything. Her hats are made in Montana with fun fabrics, and are custom sized…perfect for those of us with an extra-big melon :) Check out her shop!

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  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
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  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....