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Ma’am, Please Step Away from the Owls

To say that I have been crazy busy would be a great understatement. I seriously have so many owl/owl hat orders that I would need a second set of arms (wings?) to catch up in a timely manner (NOT that I am complaining in the least!).

I am the type of person who, when faced with a task, will throw aside everything in order to finish said task (not sure whether that is a good thing or a bad thing). That is why I spent two straight days working from the time that I woke up until I went to bed. That is also why I missed a party and forgot to eat. D’oh!

Unfortunately, I am also the type of person who gets burnt out from working constantly and then starts making stupid mistakes…the kind of stupid mistakes that make SEVERAL hours of work completely worthless (and makes me want to hide under my desk and cry). Which brings us to today.

Despite the fact that I am in a huge rush to catch up and make sure that there’s an adorable owl in every home (and on every head) in America, I have to step away momentarily. There’s plenty of other work piled up around me, although I’m very afraid of screwing that up too. Maybe I’ll just put my head down on my desk and take a nice nap…

Could someone please make the hooting stop?

photo: purple owls in progress by yours truly

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Rawr! (says the Monster Hat)

Update: Monster Hats and Dragon Hats are back in the shop after the summer hiatus! Find them here.

The Monster Hat has finally made it’s debut on Etsy. It took me for-freaking-ever to get these guys made, photographed, and listed in the shop, but I’m using the fact that I had a ton of custom orders to get through as my excuse for that. I still have some custom hats to make, but I am really trying to get more done for the shop whenever I have a free minute.

I have to say that I love the Monster Hat. I really had no idea how well they would go over when I started making them. I really just designed it because I knew that Sir would love to have a hat that looked like a monster and oddly, I couldn’t find a pattern for what I had in mind. I made three, one of which came out horribly and has been tossed into a box never to be heard from again, before I came up with THE design. I have since had to tweak the design to make various sizes (including adult sizes!). Now that I have the patterns down, I can whip them out fairly quickly, but they are still a bit labor intensive mostly due to the detail work involved.

I have to admit, I was getting a little bored of making the same hat over and over. That is how the Dragon Hat came to be. The Dragon Hat is fun and ferocious and uses the same basic design of the Monster Hat. I currently have one Dragon Hat available in the shop, with more on the way soon.

I am also working on a few other variations that I am very excited about. I just hope I can get them designed and made before winter is over!

I can do either hat in pretty much any color combination and size that one might need. I actually love doing custom hats, so if you know anyone who might want one (or ten), don’t hesitate to let me know!

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