Monday, April 14, 2014

Beads by Nature

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Have you been reading my blog for a while???

Like for a couple of years?

Look closely at the band of this hat - and see if it looks at all familiar to you...

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No???

Take a look at this old blog post, then look at the hat again...

Now you see it, don't you?

(You might also notice that the model has grown since then, too)

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I made the headband about two years ago - and other than the modeling for those original photographs - it's never been worn!

So I figured I might as well "reduce, re-use, recycle" and use it as the starting point for my most recent hat...

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And there you have it -  Hat #7 for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival is complete!

Only 5 more hats to make...


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Licorice Allsorts

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Right from the beginning, this beanie "felt" like a Licorice Allsort...

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It's those colours - the black combined with an assortment of brights...

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So much fun to work with colour... colour... and more COLOUR!

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I love the asymmetrical tassels too. 

They make me smile!

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(And you know that this is Hat #6 for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, right???)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mossy Delights

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Are you counting with me???

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This one is Hat #5 for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

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I'm calling it Mossy Delights... because so many of the yarn colours and stitch choices remind me of the many types of moss which embellish nature!

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And as you can see - my model is in a SILLY mood this time...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Twists and Turns

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Here comes Hat #4 for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival...

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And it feels LIBERATING to be using some different colours!

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I pushed myself to do something a bit different with this one - and mix an odd selection of colours.

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And I'm LOVING the quirky results!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Put your hand in my hand...

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You guessed it...

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It's another ODDBALL hat for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival...

Hat number 3, in fact.

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I do love the hat, but I'm growing a bit weary of these colours...

So I think that the next hat will have to be a bit different!

After all - VARIETY is the spice of life.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pixie Tricks

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Pixie Tricks is my second hat off the hook, ready for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival...

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It's another freeform delight... worked in very much the same colours as Earthy Delights.

Although it actually feels a bit lower down on the crazy scale than Earthy Delights... maybe because I've omitted the ear flaps and braids, and switched the pom poms for tassels...

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Or maybe around here, crazy has become the new NORMAL.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Earthy Delights

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I've finished my first beanie to send up for sale at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival...

Crazy hats sell so well up there - so I think that this one fits the bill quite nicely!

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This one is called Earthy Delights.

I'm loving the rich natural colourings - with just a splash of purple for good measure...

Somehow the natural shades tone down the level of craziness, just a little bit. 

Or maybe not!

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Tell me - would you wear a hat this crazy???

I would. 

And I certainly do... 

But most of my friends and family wouldn't dream of it.

Meanwhile, I'm a biased Mum - but I think my Katie looks just stunning wearing it...

And my favourite shot is this one below, where she can't quite keep a straight face.

Which is fine with me, because I'm sure hats like this are meant to be worn with a smile on your face!

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