I’m back. Hopefully in full swing soon!

I will leave you with some photos of some hats I have made during my hiatus.

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.

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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!

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