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This Blog Isn’t Dead…

It’s just stuck in a place that is neither humorous.

Nor inspired.

Nor relevant.

Nor the least bit entertaining.

So, sorry for that.

Also, the database got corrupted. So, everything disappeared for a while.

That sucked.

If anyone out there is still checking in here, the best I can offer you is this ($20 Monster and Dragon hats that I am clearing out of my Etsy shop).

And I guess that’s about it. See you on the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Exciting Things (and some other stuff too)

Exciting Thing (the first): The powers that be at Illustration Friday have chosen MY suggestion for this week’s topic! Wow. I could hardly believe it when I stumbled across it on Twitter Friday morning, but there it was!

I have to say, looking at the submissions has been a completely different experience this time around. When I chose the word to submit, I had a specific set of ideas in my head. Seeing how others are choosing to interpret the word (which, by the way, is ‘swell’) has been very interesting. Probably going to be hard to narrow down my Friday Favorites this week.

Since my blogiversary, I have been meaning to post my list of goals for this year. One of them was to submit a topic worthy of being chosen for IF. Mission accomplished! Now, it’s time to conquer the Mobbies (a.k.a. Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs). Heh, I wish.

As an added bonus, the hits on my blog have gone ballistic over the past three days! I’d better step up my game.

Exciting Thing (the second): A friend of mine recently decided to awaken her muse by taking a drawing class. One of her pieces will be featured in the student art show in October. She can invite only 8 people to the show’s opening and she chose ME to be one of them!

I’m so honored (and excited)!

Other stuff: I don’t know if it is the promise of a week of temps in the low/mid-80s or the fact that the stores are busting at the seams with school supplies right now, but I finally feel like I may be emerging from my summer slump. I have even considered digging out my knitting supplies and getting to work on some monster, dragon, and owl hats. I’ve noticed more knitted items showing up on Etsy these days, so it may be time for my cast of wooly headwear characters to make their seasonal appearance. What do you think? Is it time or would I be jumping the gun? Are you ready to think about winter hats?

Lastly, a note to anyone who may have just stumbled upon my humble blog this weekend – I’m usually not this boring. I promise. Stick around a while, you’ll see. Heh.

photos : someday sweaters (my very first submission to Illustration Friday) and a purple owl hat 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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