This is a recognition award for those who have great blogs. Mine was one of them to be chosen. Sylvia from Finland has given me this award. Note: her blog is not in English, but in Finnish. For those of you who want to translate it, there is a web translating service called Babelfish. It is a firefox add on. Anyway, here is here is her blog : tuokiokuvia.blogspot.com/
These are her rules below:
Only 5 people can receive this award.
Four dedicated followers of your blog.
This must be your first visit to this blog and live in another part of the world.
An interesting thing happened to me a few moments ago. A little girl who lives in our neighborhood like to come by and give me a rose. Her grandfather grows and nurtures roses like your couldn’t believe it: red, peach, yellow…the whole 9 yards. My husband and I don’t have any children. He has children from a previous marriage. I was an only child and HATED it. I was always surrounded with older people: my grandparents’ age. I was upset because i was born too late. “Why couldn’t have been born in the 1930’s?” I asked myself. i wanted be BE grown up.
Anyway, growing up, the adults situations became bigger and bigger to the point where I forgotten what it is like when a 7-year-old girl. my husband is the outgoing type. He’ll talk to the neighbors just about anyone. me, otherwise I am the reserved type. I’m the behind-the-scenes kind of person.
Mary, her name, was so AMAZED how my sewing craft room was; full of bright-colored yarns and textures. Tools of every kind. She asked dozens of questions someone older would ask,” Can you teach me how to crochet?” to “Let me try on your hats you have for your shop” She gallantly walked to my hat bin and helped herself to some hats. I didn’t say anything. She’s just a girl. Maybe she has no one to play with. I felt for her for I was in her shoes once. She went into my half-made projects where all my “mistakes” were. She pulled out an experiment and “sashayed” it around her neck. “Sure, you can have it”, I remarked. Did you know I never thought of thinking it as a “sashay” as I rapidly crocheted her a little moebius bracelet?
It’s amazing what you can forget: the life experiences she is about to face but we have faced; the innocence she has not yet lost.
I walked her home, her parents were moving into their house across from the grandma’s house. They were carefully taking out their furniture as I walked in with Mary. I told her parents where she was and what we were doing. her parents looked at me like I was their savior! It felt good for taking in the time to spend with her; but how I forgot the amazement of a child’s insight.
Lately, I and other Etsy sellers have been having problems with Paypal: buyers getting error messages and sellers getting a notified of a sale they made but the money does not show up in Paypal. This has been the issue. I had this problem with a few buyers. I notified and sent them countless manual Paypal invoices, but they never responded. I don’t like giving negative feedbacks, but I was forced to give a buyer one.
PLEASE, if this happens, respond to my convos and/or emails. Your cooperation and respect is VERY IMPORTANT to me.
THE HAT WILL BE MADE IDENTICAL IN APPEARANCE AND SIZE TO THE ORIGINAL. PLEASE CONVO ME IN MY ETSY SHOP IF YOU WANT TO SPECIFY A DIFFERENT SIZE. PLEASE ALLOW APPROXIMATELY I WEEK FOR ME TO GO BUY THE YARN, MAKE THE HAT, AND THEN SHIP IT OFF TO THE BUYER.
The hat was crocheted using both super soft lustrous black yarn.
It has a Moebius style brim: the moebius strip is a one-sided surface with one or more odd-numbered twists. Around the brim is a wide spaced black picot edge.
It really does make a difference how the hat fits: it is adjustable and has the most comfortable fit. The shape is superb. It looks like the “Queen Of England” hat and is surrounded with continuous “ring” textures.
Take a look on top of the “swirl”. It has a dazzling shapely black picot all around picot flower. The 2 different sizes black leaves have bobble edges securely sewn together on the hat. The whole hat is elegant altogether.
My rule of color is to keep the colors next to each other on the color wheel. This way it is easy to mix and match garment colors in your wardrobe.
The hat dimensions are illustrated in the last picture. Currently, I specialize in womens and girls’ sizes.
This and my other knitted hats are inspired from the ‘Authentic French Fashion of the 1920’s’. This style flatters any face shape.
I was thinking of listing my Hit On All Sixes black hat as custom orders. For example, I can list 3 pictures like the sold one listed in my sold items list. When someone buys one listing of the hat, I will give it approx one week to go buy the yarn, make the hat, and then send it off to the buyer. The same will be for the next 2. I hope this makes sense to everyone. I thought of doing this because this hat has been so successful.
Gift certificates are available in my blog listed above. This Gift Certificate is valid only in my Etsy shop and is only redeemable here.SAME DAY SHIPPING FOR PAYMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY! MONEY ORDERS WELCOME: I cannot ship item unless I receive payment first. This way, your order will run smoothly.
Every item ships FIRST CLASS MAIL both domestic and international. However, tracking numbers and insurance DOES NOT apply to INTERNATIONAL first class mail.Therefore, international customers wishing to buy insurance MUST use Priority Mail International. Prices begin at $24.95
International first class rates are listed with each item. To upgrade simply convo me and I will send you a paypal invoice for the difference in the shipping upgrade.
My item weights start at 8oz. To view shipping calculator, please visit: postcalc.usps.gov/40
SAME DAY SHIPPING FOR PAYMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY!
MONEY ORDERS WELCOME: I cannot ship item unless I receive payment first.
Each package includes a tracking number. After shipment, the tracking number will be emailed to the buyer.
If you have any questions with this or anything you don’t understand, I will be glad to help.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied within one week after receiving your purchase, I will refund payment amount through Paypal. This excludes the shipping charge. Buyer must ship back at own expense.
I welcome custom orders. Please allow 2 weeks for completed order to ship. Please convo me with details about your selected request and I will need your real email address to send you a Paypal invoice to make payment. I must receive payment up front.*Trading…
I very rarely do trades on Etsy. I sell my handmade items on Etsy and other places for the income it brings. I never mind people asking about trades. Please don’t take it personally if I decline your trade offer.