Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Just in the Nick of Time

Last night I picked up the mitts from my friend to go with the hat I posted yesterday. Here they are. I will once again say that these are by far the best mittens ever! So warm and cozy. Love them and I'm happy to share them with an awesome buyer I have.

I also finished a hat for my hubby that will be wrapped momentarily. He has been asking me for a hat for about 2 years. Heavily for the last year. I don't think he was actually expecting me to finish one in time for Christmas but here it is.
The only question that remains is can I finish a pair of socks in time? Tick tock.

And let me just gush about my camera for a second. I love my new camera! Nikon D60. I took these pictures this morning. The sun is not fully up yet. The room is still quiet dark. I didn't use a flash. They are no where near perfect pictures, but I am thrilled with the clarity and even the fact that it picked up the blues in the dark hat for my hubby!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Great Combo

I just finished up another special order. I'll be picking up a pair of the Best Mittens Ever from a friend to match this hat and ship them off to the buyer.

I do love this colour combination.

Mmmm Sage

I had a special request to make a sage green visor beanie with a cream flower. I was torn as to what to make the center. At first I made a flower with navy, but wasn't too keen on it, so I opted for an antiqued pink. I think it complements it nicely.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Two More Hand Delivered

Lately I've been getting the hats finished without having time to take pictures.

Well Yay - I managed to get pictures of these two.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just a quick one

I've completed a few projects. Here are the latest things to come off of my hook, that I managed to catch pictures of:
Brown Flapper Beanie with a Pale Pink Double Flower and a Celery Center
Brown Visor Beanie with Pale Pink Stripes

Brown Visor Beanie with Rose Pink Stripes

Monday, December 8, 2008

New socks right in the thick of it

I had a few days "off". It was wonderful. So what do I do when I'm taking time off from crocheting? Well knit socks of course! I had completed one of these socks awhile ago and had finished up to the heel on the 2nd one (top down) So I only had to finish up the 2nd one.

So here they are! My newest socks:)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brim beanies and Flappers Shipping out

I have 6 hats I'm taking to the Post Office today to ship. I am back to being fairly caught up and wait times have been reduced again:) Yay. Most items/orders will likely ship within 3 days now.
These hats are another "Mom & Me" set. Teehee - so cute!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Express to Vancouver

I have just completed (still need to tag) these 20 hats that will be making their way to a shop in Vancouver. Some great new colour combos here too!

Black Friday to Cyber Monday - Free Shipping in my Etsy Shop

Who doesn't love a good deal.

Between Friday, November 28 to Monday, December 1 I will be offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in my Etsy Shop on all of my items. I have already changed the shipping charges so you can just add the items to your cart and go! No minimum purchase either. Free shipping on everything to everywhere!

What will you find in my shop right now? Hats and scarflettes. This offer is even valid for custom orders!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

10 Hats to Go

Last week not only did I deliver the 20 hats that I previously posted about, but I also delivered these 10 hats to a store in Kanata. Unfortunately I wasn't able to catch the natural light for this picture.
I did want to highlight one of the hats though - the fuscia with the white flower and gold centre! I love the brightness of it.

I've also just 19 out of 20 hats for an order being shipped off to Vancouver very soon. Once I finish the last hat I will be making the flowers, sewing them on and darning in the ends. Out of this order came a great colour combination of charcoal and red. It looks super! Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to get some nice light to take those pictures.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Shoppe

What: A shopping party with multiple vendors selling handcrafted items

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Location: 150 Abaca Way, Stittsville, ON

Soul Sister Designs - Contemporary hand stamped marble coasters, trivets, wall hangings and candle platters

Loopy 4 Ewe - Crocheted hats and accessories available in all sizes (newborn to adult) and sock monkeys

Crazy Bliss - Whimsical and fun stocking stuffers, cards and gifts

Photographics - Photographic greeting cards, nature and pet themes

Come on out and join us. There will be hot apple cider and tasty treats!

Any questions - let me know.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

20 Hats Ready to Roll

I just finished tagging (and making of course) the last of my first order I'm delivery to a cute local store! Here are the 20 hats I made for 3 Little Monkeys. And out of these I think I now of new favorites!

I just love this pastel pink with the white flower and celery center!

And for boys I love this brown with soft ecru stripes...a little Oreo cookie hat:) Yummy!

I thought my camera was ready to bite the dust. Instead what I realized is that little fingers have attacked it. Hopefully I have solved the problem and any other pictures I take will be with out the bit of smudging!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flowered Brim Beanie and Flapper

I just finished and shipped two hats today that I was actually able to get photographed. I've just been shipping them out faster then I can click.

These two hats were custom orders. I hope they keep their new heads toasty:)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nothing to show

I have been making custom orders like crazy! I wish I had taken pictures but I've been packing them up and shipping them off faster then I can take the pictures. It's great. Busy time of year. Before the weekend I had 56 hats I had to complete. Now I'm down to 45. I completed more then the 11, but had a few orders at the same time.

I'm not complaining. I love it.

Tonight I took a hat to a Mom to try on her little girl. She wants it in a different colour, but the little girl loved the hat! Now I can't wait until I finish her own little hat and bring it to her:) Nothing like seeing the little ones wearing a Loopy hat!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finding Balance

It has been a busy, busy past couple of months with no real end in site. I am not complaining. I love being busy and I love that my hats have become so successful. What I need to focus on is the ability to find balance. Today after meeting with a local store and receiving an order for 20 hats I decided that I needed to take advantage of the day and spend sometime with my kids.

Today I attempted to add a bit of balance into the mix. We went to see these sculptures and we were lucky enough to met the artist too! Rocks balanced on each other. Beautiful!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


My friend recently had twin girls. I made these hats just for them and mailed them off. I was suppose to meet the girls this week but was sick so I had to postpone my visit. I can't wait to see the cuties!

Recently I was asked to make Mommy & Me hats, both in brown. This is the finished version. I think it would be great to see a picture of the pair:)

And I thought I'd include this picture too. These are hats I made for the Westboro store last month. I love some of the colour combinations in this one.

I have been busy preparing for shows. I have three in the coming weeks and I'm concerned about inventory levels. Once these shows are behind me I will start working on some new hats which will include earflaps (helmet heads) and aviator hats. Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A New Store

Last night ten hats made their debut in a Kanata store. Well, actually they'll likely be on out and ready to sell today. I used a few new colours for these hats that likely won't make it into either my Etsy shop or my iCraft shop since I have a limited amount of it.

I'm also busy with craft shows. The one I attended last weekend was a bit of a bust. Clearly not my target audience, but it's a learning experience. I have 3 more planned within a week. I have to rebuild inventory again as I dropped a bunch of the hats off to the Westboro store after last weeks show.

I also received more professional pictures from Mellisa Fullmer who is based out of Texas. A photographer I am not. I will gladly leave that to the professionals!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Natasha Moine is an incredible, local, photographer that I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. I fell in love with her style as soon as I saw this picture! She has photographed some very cute children and wee baby wearing some Loopy hats and I just had to share.

You'll see these pictures on some listings soon, once the craziness of craft show season ends.

Beautiful aren't they!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The start of a hat display

I have 3 shows coming up and it was a goal of mine this year to have a table that looked half decent and somewhat professional. My awesome, super supportive Hubby and VP of Loopy:) is making me some hat display stands!

Here's what it looks like right now. It's not finished. He will sand and paint it and add another small piece of wood to help with balance. But I think it looks great! I will have 3 of these for my tables. It's not the best picture, but it gives you a general idea of what it will look like! WooHoo

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Wonderful Crafters

There are so many wonderful crafters out there who have been incredibly generous. I've had so many emails telling me about items people have made and that they will donate the proceeds towards the 60km Weekend to End Breast Cancer Walk in June. Here are a few more.

KritterKnitter has created this pocket and it even comes with soap!

StuffbySteph has an entire section of goodies that she's made and will donate the proceeds once they've sold. Some great tags and even rugs for your mugs. How clever.

I hope that I have not forgotten anyone. It's been a busy month or so. I haven't even been able to work on the afghan that I was hoping to have finished by the Labour Day Long weekend.
But before I leave, I just have to say - all of these people have donated their time and effort without me asking! It's incredible how kind and generous people can be. Thank you!

Monday, October 6, 2008

EtsyKids Bogo Sale

On Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th be a part of a massive Etsy Street Team event. An EtsyKids BOGO sale of monstrous proportions!! With over 175 EtsyKids’ shops participating you’ll be sure to find huge deals on what you need this holiday season for children big and small.

Get your shopping list ready today and beat the crowd by previewing the entire list of EtsyKids shops taking part in this colossal event:

A La Mode Fabric -
Ali Bug Bowtique -
Baby Friendly Beads -
Baby Hangers -
Baby Kay's -
Baby Peas And Carrots -
Bam Designs -
Black Eyed Susie -
Boo Roo's Bowtique -
Bossy Baby -
Bows & Things -
Bumble Belly Designs -
Chichi Boulie -
CiCi Art Factory -
Ciuccio -
Coco and Milk Weed -
Cozy Cabin Creations -
Cute And Sweet -
Daisy Chains -
Deedaloos -
Designs By Michele -
Dine.N.Doodle -
Doodies Booties -
Doodle Designs -
Ellie Beans -
Flora and Nicole's -
Francisbel Boutique -
Going-Ga-Ga -
Grandmas Girl -
Griffin Gear -
Happy House Quilts -
Hip Kids Tye-Dye -
Hot Fudge -
Hullabaloo Boutique -
I Luv U TuTu Much -
Itsy Bitsy Bunny -
Jennifer's Bows and More -
Joey And Aleethea -
Jus Shar Designs -
Kaching Design -
Kathy's Lil Creations -
Katie Bean Kids -
KeiKi Boutique -
Kim's Stitch In Time -
Kissie Girl -
Knit Style -
Kuddle Bugz Threadz -
Lemon Cadet -
Lilly Rose Bow Company -
Little Bird Creations -
Little Bit Designs -
Little Butterbeans -
Little Duckies -
Little Empress -
Little Prairie Designs -
Lizzy Pops -
Loco Mo Momma -
Loopy 4 Ewe -
Love 2 Sparkle -
Luca Bella Designs -
LuLu & Peep Children's Shop -
Madaline Jane -
Mami Girl Boutique -
Mary Had A Little Party -
Michele's Jewelry Designs -
MJD Boutique -
Mom N Mia Quilts -
Moochies Mama -
My Kangaroo -
My Sugar Plum Baby -
Nana McQuilts -
Ninkey -
Odannysgirl -
Olive & Ollie -
On Cottage Way -
On The Sweeter Side -
Once Upon A Cloud -
Oscar and Theodore -
Painted With Heart -
Petit Debutant -
Petunias -
Pink Dixie -
PJ Hill Co. Crochet -
Pretty Baby Boutique -
Pumpkin Head Baby Co. -
Punky Fae Designs -
Punky Fae Designs -
QB Tots -
Reilly Belle -
Retro 80's -
Retro Family Works -
Ribbon and Ruffles Boutique -
Rosey Posey Bowtique -
Rozzis Sweet Peas -
Scandeez -
Scissor Stitch -
Seaside Quilts -
SewSoNancy -
Sheeps Clothing -
Snap Dragon Design House -
SoBright Designs -
Stella Bella Designs -
Sunny Day Tags -
Sweet Beets -
Sweet Pea Boutique -
The Bird & The Bean -
The Clever Kitty -
The Quilted Lion -
Thumbelina Boutique -
Tiki Tales -
Trendy Tot -
TuTu Cute & Moore -
Tweet Tweet Boutique -
Twinkle Star Art -
Whimzee Baby Boutique -
Wild Olive Kids -
Zwei Baby -*Sale/sale items vary per shop, please read individual shop announcements before purchasing*

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Beanie Frenzy

Yesterday I completed these 13 hats for an order heading to Barrie, Ontario! They will soon be available online at a shop that promotes Canadian Talent!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Here are the 22 hats I took to the store to restock their shelves. I was very pleased to see that there were few left. And happy to hear that people go into the store with no intentions of buying anything, but then they simply can't pass up a Loopy hat! Riding a bit of a high today:)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hat Head

Hats it is. Here are the latest hats I've been working on. I'm in the process of finalizing 22 hats to bring to the store tomorrow. Then on to the next batch of 13 for an online shop that focuses on Canadian Made goods!

The green beanie with grey strips and the brown visors were custom orders.

This is a (bad) shot of my hats on display at the store. Not many left from what I brought in. This was taken about a week ago. My battery light just started flashing so I had to be quick!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Completed hats

Here's a surprise, I've been working on hats! The local store is keeping me busy which is perfect! And I'm just about to bump up production so I can start building inventory for 2 shows coming up in mid-October and early November.

I have sourced a new cotton supplier that has given me access to some great new colours. I'm thrilled with them. Here are four of the hats I've recently finished. The all ivory flapper and the white with the pink flower were custom orders.

The two visor beanies are ones that I made up with some of my new colours!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hobbling For Healthy Hooters

I have been working on hats galore. I have more hats to work on. But I am completely taken back by the all of the wonderful craftswoman who have made items and listed them in their Etsy Stores specifically to raise money for Breast Cancer.
In June 2009 I am walking in the 60km Weekend to End Breast Cancer Walk. In order to participate I must raise $2000.

The latest amazing woman to offer items for sale to which all proceeds will go to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation are here. Truly amazing in talent and spirit I think!

PaisleyBaby has made 35 of these beautiful cardholders! She also makes the best bamboo handbags! 35 of them! They're simply adorable.

Nancy from NancyWallisDesign made 2 pairs of pretty pink earrings. She's selling them as a set for mother/daughter or even just friends. So sweet!

The other day I also received an email from HarvestMoonPaper. She was motivated by my walk and decided to make 1o of these cards to sell!

And Paula from UxCritter surprised me by making pink bath salts and these cute catnip toys! How clever.

The support I have received from Etsy friends is unbelievable! Thank you to everyone who is helping me on this journey make a difference for so many.
I should point out that if you are interested in purchasing on of these items you can either go to the store or if you click on the image it will take you directly to the listings. Unless that listing has already sold. If it has check the shop to see if there is another one listed.
I'm also excited to announce that I only have 3 lip balm cozy key chains left out of the 20 I made. You can find them in my Etsy Shop