Posts Tagged ‘trunk shows’

Making HATS!

So my hat experiment got sidetracked by October. Since I’ve been back from the wedding, I’ve been hunkered down in my room making as many hats as I can for these two shows. I blocked 12 (TWELVE) hats last week and discovered a new and fascinating thing about hatmaking: six hats in one night is my limit. I found myself, at 1am, staring at a soaking wet bit of yellow felt wondering what to do with it, and realizing

I really was working on all these at the same time.

I’d been sitting in that exact position and wondering that same thing for the past 5 minutes without blinking. “Ok, then: time for bed.” Good to know. Anyhow, I knocked out a few things for the Last Minute Halloween Costume Sale (yes, that is a Smurf hat you see), revisited some old hats that needed

I now officially have more hats than I have places to put them.

improvements, and threw in a couple new versions of old familiar designs

which I’m pretty excited about (for instance, after watching it sit on my pile of felt for two years, I FINALLY got to use that wonderful cow-print beaver hood).

Oh, and I had to make a rodeo clown costume for my boyfriend. Oh, and am I dressing up for Halloween too? Gosh..

Anyway my apologies both for the sparseness of my posts and the tardiness of the last two Hat Experiment Hats (sorry, Swenyu and Rae). I’ll get back to those this weekend. Up next: the debut of Chiara’s hat.


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You and what army?

First things first, I guess… I took a moment to introduce you to my Lovely Army. Check out their bio page under “Meet the Cast”. More updates to that as I get the rest of the photos/bios.

October began with a frenzy and looks to continue that way. On the 1st I set up a table at Oakland’s Art Murmur, where I met some lovely people, sold a hat or two, and had an all-around great time. Then it was off to Illinois, where I saw my cousin get married and spent the weekend kicking around with my nephew and twin nieces. It was a whirlwind, as always. Got a little side tracked prepping for the vacation (had to show up with a snazzy new hat of course, not to mention something cocktail-ish to go with my dress–pictures of my creations soon!) but now that I’m back in the Bay Area it’s time for me to get back to work.

On the docket for the month: Finish two more world traveling hats, then sink my hands into some mens hats and bust out a bunch of vintage numbers for my upcoming trunk shows at the end of October/ beginning of November.


A bee, one of the first in my Bug Hats line.


Also I thought I might do a Halloween costume featuring one of those Bug Hats I’ve become so fond of. I hope to keep it minimal, but so far the plan is to turn myself into a big ol’ pansy and stick a bee in my hair. I’ll let you know how that goes…

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