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!