Been so busy

I know I’ve promised more pictures, but I’m going to wait until I have all the orders I am working on finished. I’m very proud with how they turned out, and hope the recipients enjoy them as well.

I’ve been mainly sitting around and between crocheting, I’ve been working on a lot of business aspects so that I can make sure I do everything the correct way.

I want to provide a place for everyone to either look at fun and different hats to enjoy, or to order for yourselves (and as always custom orders are always open.

Right now, I’m about a week behind. With a teething baby, and a sick 6 year old, it’s been rough trying to juggle my other stay-at-home work, working on hats, and taking care of the kiddos. I don’t make much, but the great thing is I can spend all day with the kids (well, the oldest goes to school most of the day). To me, that is important. I would rather spend time with my children than have them bounce around from sitter to daycare just so I can bring in lots of money. What’s the point of making a lot of money when you can’t enjoy quality family time?  That’s why I’m hoping this hat business helps a bit, so that I can help out more, and keep my time with the little ones.

I apologize for the rambling, another night, another teething experience.

Ta-ta for now.

If you are interested in any hats, please comment, or send an email to bratshats@gmail.com. I will also be putting hand made items on ebay, so keep your eyes peeled.

No go on the camera

So, it turned out the store didn’t have the camera we wanted, however, we did find on the store’s website for even less (including shipping) that comes with a 2 gig card. It doesn’t ship to the store, but I’m willing to sacrifice a trip out to the store to get it on my door step.

Don’t get me wrong, the camera I have gets the job done, but it’s just not the quality camera I need when I take pictures of my hats to put on brats-hats.com. I want it to look really good and professional. It helps having an awesome photographer help me out, but there’s going to be some I post, whether for ebay auctions or to show off something I made for a friend or family member to put in my “custom” gallery, I want them to look nice.

I’m still half asleep. Tooth number 3 is coming in for the baby. She has not been happy the past few days.

Off to go work on finishing some projects, I need to send out boxes next week!

Sometimes the difference in screen color…

… and the actual color of a yarn ordered turn out to be a good thing. I was looking for a royal blue, and yesterday it came in the mail and ended up being a really pretty purplish blue (but not the shade I needed for the specific project). So, now, I have another yarn to add to the stash that I’m already getting ideas for. I ordered (hopefully) the correct shade (it’s difficult when the yarn you choose has hundreds of shades to choose from).

I’m almost finished with not only my family’s orders, but for shoots for the upcoming site (brats-hats.com), plus a few to put up on ebay. I shouldn’t even be on the computer right now, I should be crocheting my little fingers off, because I have had a few more inquiries and don’t want to get behind on anything.

If anyone has any questions/ comments feel free to post them in my entries. If you are interested in a custom hat, email me at bratshats@gmail.com

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday!

At least I will get a lot done today.

I have to finish up hats for my mom, my aunt, the photographer, a few small orders and a couple to put up on Ebay. At least the hubby is home to watch the baby so I can get it accomplished easier by staying in my “zone” without any interruptions (He is wonderful enough to play mommy on his days off to give me a break. It’s wonderful!).

Well, off to start working.

Hat on Ebay

Pretty Princess hat on ebay.

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I started to set up an ebay store to sell some hats I have made (but not ones I’m featuring on the site I am making), just so I can start getting this adventure off the ground.

I’ll keep updating as I add.

Hope all is going well. It’s been a tiring day so far.

Today has been one of those days.

One of those recovering from the holidays (and my oldest’s birthday two weeks before Christmas!), and spending time with the family days. My daughter goes back to kindergarten tomorrow after her holiday break, so we played Monopoly. (She is very good at Monopoly, she always wins!) and just lounged around.

Tomorrow starts my usual schedule of taking care of the baby, making sure she is happy and taken care of, then during her naps, work on some hats. I’m finishing up one, but I’m not going to post a picture. It’s one of the hats that is going to make it’s debut on the website. I love how it’s turning out!

Well, I just figured I would jump in and give a quick update. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures of some other creations that I’m working on tomorrow!

Another hat I whipped up this morning using an applique.

My oldest is modeling it. It is a little small for her, it would definitely fit on a 4-5 year old head. I used wool, some fun trimming and a princess patch, to continue the pink girlie theme.

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My daughter modeling a princess hat I made