I know it has been a while

A whole bunch has been going n- between a pipe freezing and bursting into our “living room” (it’s actually in the basement, but where we spend most of the time as livingrooms with hardwood floors and babies don’t mix).

So, we’ve been trying to get things organized and it has been crazy. I lost some yarn in the fiasco. I think they removed 100 gallons of water from the carpet (between using a special vacuum, a dehumidifier, and fans), this week they finally started putting the ceiling back together, and Wednesday, the carpet will be installed. Then all kinds of stress with be over.

I’m going through some of my yarns that did make it (not the yarns I’m using for my website, mind you) and putting some up on Ebay. So far I relisted the pretty princess hat http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=180325783119

Now, when I list, a percentage of the sales goes to a charity of my choice.  I have chosen to give 25% of the final sale prices to support Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

It is something near and dear to my heart, and I want to be able to help those who need the important support it takes to help cope and understand Bipolar disorder and depression.

I’ve decided on top of the hats I plan to sell on my site (once all this stress goes away, which should be soon), I will continue to sell single hats on Ebay to continue donating the proceeds of my sales.

I promise, I’ll be more active soon. It’s just been lots of things going on, that have just kept piling up.

princesshat

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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!

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.