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New and fun

May 6, 2011

I”m absolutely loving making these sweet little wallets.

Don’t you think they’d make a great mother’s day present? Perhaps with a special gift card tucked inside?

Here’s to mom!

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Trunk Show

May 3, 2011

Whimsy Trunk Show

Featuring new skirts from the Spring Collection

Trinket & Fern

Saturday May 7, 2011

11am – 2pm

172 Middle Street

Portland, Maine

Girls Night In

March 24, 2011

For all you local gals here’s an event not to be missed.

I will be here showing new spring skirts!

 

 

For those of you not local I have just added some new spring skirts to my Etsy shop.

Please stop by and take a peek.

Happy Spring!

Seussical Millinery Workshop :: Tutorial

March 9, 2011

We had a BlAST making hats the other day at School

This is such a fun workshop.

Fleece Fabric makes it so easy. It’s soft and stretchy. It may be cut without finishing.

And is available in a rainbow of colors and fantastic prints.

Here is the tutorial for you.

 

Step 1

Cut one piece of fleece approximately 9″x21″ making sure the stretch of the fleece is going in the direction of the longest edge.

This is to make sure the hat will stretch around the head and ensure a great fit.

 

Step 2

Fold the two short sides towards the center 1″-2″

 

Step 3

Make 5 cuts along the folded edge

From the folded edge cut towards the edge but not all the way to it.

 

close up of step 3

Step 4

Fold over one of the long edges. This will be the top of the hat.

Cut a series of holes just like you did in step 3.

This time cut 6-8.

 

Close up of step 4

Step 5

Cut a pile of fleece strips. ¬†Its good to have the strip be at least 9″ for easy tying.

A variety of lengths and widths is best and highly encouraged for that seussical look.

 

Step 6

Fold the two short sides in meeting at the center.

 

Step 7

Step 7

Insert a fleece strip through the holes and tie.

 

Step 7

Continue tying until the seam is closed.

Have some extra fun and use two ties in one hole. Or tie two different strips together to make a very long tie.

Be Creative!

 

Step 8

To close up the top of the hat, line up the holes and using the fleece strips tie it closed.

 

Step 8

Your hat is  almost complete.

Have some fun and see what you can add.

Be creative with your ties.

Tie several together

Braid

Cut

 

Finished Hats

I hope you’re inspired to make your own.

I’d love to hear your comments and see what you make.

 

Please feel free to share this with proper credit please.

Seussical Millinery Workshop

March 7, 2011

 

Each year our local primary school celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2 ) The celebration is a few days of great reading and whimsical creating.

Last year I taught my daughters class how to make wild and wacky yet super easy hats.

I am delighted to have been asked back this year.

Here’s a sneak peak

Hope you all do something fun today!

(tutorial coming soon)

DIY Valetine’s Day

February 14, 2011

Valentine’s Tea

 

from here

 

handmade treat boxes for the kids

from here

 

thank you design sponge & Melanie Falick books

Happy Anniversary

February 13, 2011

In Celebration of our anniversary

I made this heart.

Love notes from my husband.

I particularly love those notes written on scraps of paper with other notes on them

a partial grocery list

notes from a conversation with my childs teacher

those bits and pieces of our everyday lives

 

I was inspired by this