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15 October 2012 @ 09:38 am
It is done and came out awesome!!!

03 September 2012 @ 04:06 am
The St. Bridget Cap...

When I saw this the first time I was like man that looks so hard to do...  It is not hard :)  Once I figured out double herringbone stich it was all down hill from there.

This is for a gift exchange and I will have to make a few more for myself!  easy and fun to wear.


21 August 2012 @ 08:48 pm
Hood made in the style from Skjold Harbour, Norway (c. 1000 A.D.)


my images again not loading... pita!!!



It came out smaller than it should... miss measured by 6cm a side on the center pieces that is why it is why it is child sized :) But that is fine :) children wear hoods too!

21 August 2012 @ 08:31 pm
This hat was done for the East Kingdom Artisan Exchange...

link to come as soon as my exchange artisan gets the hat in the mail...

waiting... waiting... waiting... And it arrived :)

here is the picture diary for how this hat went together... And after making this hat, I am pretty sure this NOT how these things were made. This method was a pita!

21 August 2012 @ 06:46 pm
see this post:

and then I added a new monkey to the house... Maggie is now the one talking like Curious George.

We will see if things get better with 3 in school this fall!


ps... I have been working on hats... slowly and not updating here my bad!
09 February 2012 @ 09:50 am
I've been doing the mundane life things of trying to manage a family of 6, sometimes managing sometimes not :)

But I found a whole boat of crazy that must be implemented....  look at those ladies!  Now this is something to have fun with!
22 June 2011 @ 04:04 pm
This is the second try at the goffered veil and I do say this one worked!  Just cartrige pleating a strip on the front edge does not work well, the ruffle turns straight up and you don't see the edge of it.  I would have liked one or two more ruffles, but this will do :)

by the way... livejournal is not at livejouranal... just saying :)
17 June 2011 @ 01:36 pm
 Nothing gets done around here for Birthday part season :)  Libby had a sleep over and Ben went bowling and lazer tag.  Both had a great time... but Mamma needs to make hats kiddos :)

The fram air filter hat is still going... and going... and going...  I can't work on it around Maggie 'cause she is summer filthy and I don't want her to grubby up my white linen.  I also have it too wide, again so that means another few hours of shredding, oh well it will kick butt when it is done though!

I'm finishing a few other hats that I started a while ago in the mean time... working on the last bits of  hat in the Marriage at Cana  By Gerard David.  This one: 

And working on the last bit of this one shown here by Gerard  Horenbout...  


04 May 2011 @ 07:38 pm

Here is a 16th century hat that I just finished the base for, I need to add the beaded decoration...

it is based off of this hat:

and my hat...

04 May 2011 @ 07:33 pm
This one is based off of this find, and is the last of the red/orange wool fabric I had :) 


here are the pieces

and Ben wearing his new hat.