Monday, August 11, 2014

And Now....That's...HAT!!

      Hello Everybody!...Are you well?!...Is your week off to a good start so far?!...Did you have a good weekend?! :-] I started out with some chit chat about you because I've been doing a lot of chit chatting around here about 'me' lately!...and I'm about to do it again! ^_^
      But before I start talking about me again...or, rather, about what I've been doing...I want to show you a couple of cute items that I saw in my etsy activity feed!...starting with that beautiful jewelry box in the header photo!

      And, of course, the most cutest part of it...that is, if 'most cutest' was proper grammar...which it probably ain't!... ^_^ the beautiful flowers up on top of the box! :-) And of course the blue!! :-)
     Speaking of blue, look at this beautiful blue 'baby'!! (below) ...

     ...and these beautiful blue shoes FOR 'baby'!! :-) (below) ...

     I always have great respect for knitters, because I know how to do it, but also know how tedious it is to do!! And especially when it's tiny needles, and tiny baby booties! O_O And look at the ruffles!! WOW!

    Okay, enough about them! :-)) Let me show you the hats I've been working out with the new patterns!...

      And just take my word for it when I say: 'These photos do not do justice to the actual hats!...especially this hot pink one!...

      It's a cool pattern. It has a sorta A-line angle when you let the bri down, but has an interesting look when the brim is folded up! :-] And I think a large interesting button sewn on the side will make it even cuter!!..

      Then there is the black one that I made with the 'Vanna's Choice' yarn...
      The flower on the side is not one of mine though. It was a part of the pattern. Cute, but I like mine better! ^_^ But of course I would!! ^_^ I do like the crochet leaves though!!

      The two photos below were taken when the sun went behind a cloud...

      You can actually tell that the hat is black in those two photos. The top ones make it look like it has a blue hue or something...which it doesn't.

      And you've seen this red hat before. But not in the backyard! ^_^ ...

      So, that makes four hats made this week! :-) And one wedding shawl finished. ^_^ Now what?!....More hats and another shawl, of course!! LOL...What have you been making?!...Eating?!...doing?! ^_^ I can't wait to read about it!!...that is, if anybody leaves me a message!!! *hint! hint!* ^_^ Just think!...pretty soon it's gonna be all tennis talk around here! ^_^ *U.S. Open* ... Have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

Be The Best You Can Be

I live my life every day,
trying to be the very best I can,
so that I am not affected
by the degrading words of man.

If "I" know who I am,
then I don't care what others think;
I don't end up in some bar,
trying to hide my pain with drink.

Oh Yes! THEY have opinions
on what THEY think you should do,
on how you wear your hair,
where you should go, also with who!

I nod and give a grin,
respecting what they want to say;
but it's 'my' thoughts that will count
at the end of the day.

It makes it so much easier
when I'm being the best I can;
Then I feel good about my choices;
I don't fear words from any man!


  1. Wow Deb you have been busy. Love all the hats and I also love your wedding shawl. I have stopped in and read your posts just haven't commented. I'm doing a lot of cleaning and re-arranging furniture because Marion will be here visiting on Labor Day weekend and I need to make sure that she can get around in her wheel chair. I have been crafting just haven't blogged about it. Trying to do some house painting, can't stand the color of the walls here. Things are a changing and I will be back to blogging soon. Hugs

    1. Hi Velma! :-] Yes...I 'have' been busy!! ^_^ And thank you for the feedback about the hats too! Sounds like you've been busy yourself! :-] Enjoy your house painting, crafting, and visiting!! ♥

  2. You are a busy beaver aren't you! I've been making a lot of jewelry lately too. Not as pretty and interesting as your new hats though! I REALLY like the middle one and the last one the best! Soooo cute!! A button on the first one with the brim up would be really cute too!
    Have fun working on more! :D

    1. The last week or two, I 'have' been a busy beaver!! ^_^ This morning I have to get to work on a couple of boutonnieres for a customer too! Busy, busy, a good way! ^_^ I know you know what I mean, with all of the beautiful new pieces of jewelry you've been making lately!! :-] .. By the way, thank you for the feedback about the hats too! I have to figure out which button to put on the hot pink that doesn't make it look more conspicuous! ^_^ I'm sure I'll figure it out! :-)) Have a good day, my friend!! ♥

  3. My hat is off to you Deb! Love the designs! However, does this mean it's almost warm hat time? Say it ain't so! I see fall clothes and other things slipping into stores...sneaking up on us! I hope you have some nice weather and sell every hat and shawl! Crazy busy around these parts and I find I'm not posting as much. Take care!

    1. Awwwwww! Thanks, Yaya!! ♥ And doesn't necessarily mean warmer weather is on the way. I started making the hats because of a customer. I just got excited!! ^_^ Today I'm back to boutonnieres! LOL...And as for good weather...ha! We're due severe thunder storms starting this evening some time, on into tomorrow! O_O Enjoy the last of the summer. It won't last!! LOL


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