Behold my beanies! There has been quite a yarn storm going on at my house as of late. Mass hat production has begun and I am finally going to start selling my hats. The above picture is a sampling of my woman’s hats… I make men’s hats too, pictures of those will come soon. (oh and I would just like to say that I took the above pictures of myself by myself holding a baby in a snowsuit and trying to keep a toddler from running in the road. YES I am superwoman sometimes!!!)
For the past two years or so I have been making hats, mostly as gifts for family. People have said to me that I should sell them…. But I always get so, well, ummmm, I don’t know, who would buy them, and yadda yadda yadda. Then these last few weeks people just started asking about my daughters hat and BAAAAM I sold four just like that.
Then my sister up in Fargo (don cha know) asked if I would whip up a basket to send to her to sell at work. I have made about 30 hats this month alone!!!
It’s really exciting to me, I like the creative process. Plus I have had a hard time these last two years not working at all… let me rephrase that… working outside of the home (because we all know stay at home mommas be workin). I have talked to other women about it, some ladies just feel super satisfied and happy to be a mom. But I always have this yearning to be doing something in addition to the mom gig, yet I don’t want to work away from home. Obviously with my schooling in Nutrition my dream job is NOT to be a hat designer… BUT I do like crochet and I need to fund my next Nutritional endeavor which will give me the skills I need to have a private consulting practice.
So, coming in February there will be a store on my Blog where you can buy hats with a credit card or pay pal and all that jazz. Until then I want to get feedback, especially on color schemes, I like ideas. I am hoping to have an option set up where people can design or customize their hat… like pick the color, style, flower and whatever else they desire.
When my store goes live I am going to have a hat giveaway!!!! And since I estimate that only about 40 people or so read my blog that GREATLY increases your chance of winning 🙂
Oh, isn’t it so happy… happy hats and happy heads and big happy flowers on heads, and hearts that are happy because of happy hats.
Ok… I’m done now.