!Attention Etsy International Customers!

U.S. Mail Storage Box
U.S. Mail Storage Box (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was one thing I was not aware of and I do apologize to you. When I was at the post office today, I was told that shipping Etsy international packages after ordering  first class mail international from my shop, there was a chance that packages could get lost in the mail. That is a chance I am NOT going to take. My guarantee and customer satisfaction comes first to me. Although I listed the first class international shipping fee in my listings, the choice is yours if you want to pay it. But now that I know, it is up to you if you want the package to be insured and guaranteed. In order to have that coverage, the package HAS to be at least PRIORITY Mail International to include the insurance and the rate will cost a little more.

I am doing my best to give you the best price rates as possible. PLEASE CONTACT me if you would like the Priority Mail option. I will send you an individual Paypal invoice about the Priority Mail International fee and add it to the difference from the first class international rate after your purchase.

I hope this will NOT affect you wanting to do business with me. I gladly look forward to doing business with you. Thank You and
My deepest apologies.

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I Finally Finished The Hat

I’m so happy I finished Kaissa, aka Sylvia’s hat. Here are the lovely results. Remember, every detail matters. Next the the black version are the pink and red versions. Enjoy!

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Yarn Samples In Dark Colors

I’m back with my dark color samples. These along with the bright color samples, I can quickly run to my craft stores and buy the yarn. The others, I will have to order and will take a little longer to complete; waiting for the yarn to arrive to my door, make the item, and then ship it. Any way, here they are: (in following order)

soft yellow, black, rubine red, hunter green, red, bone

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Different Yarns In Bright Colors

I’m so happy i got a hat request today from my shop ht

A lady from Finland asked me to make her a hat just like the “Hit On All Sixes Hat”. She wants hers in black. I thought what a neat idea for me to post different colors for future reference. The first set of colors are bright colors. Hold on dark color lovers. I will post your colors too.

These colors are from Caron Simply Soft yarn. I prefer to use this yarn because it feels very soft and the price for the yarn is very economic. So next time you visit you Wal Mart store, Hobby Lobby, or Michael’s craft store, be sure to check it out. (Note: Hat pictured on left was crocheted and knitted using the color watermelon).

ivory white watermelon mango lemonade grape turquoise lime

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What Color Season You Are?

Doing my own photoshoot of one of my creations...
Doing my own photoshoot of one of my creations like
this Lauren infinity cowl scarf in willow for a customer.
She ordered a matching Lauren cloche hat. I hope she likes them.
Visit my website strawberrycouture.etsy.com and search cowl
scarf and/or (Photo credit: strawberrycouture)

This is a great way to determine your season colors once and for all. This is a quick and simple test. I’ve been a loyal spring for 10 years. this is WORTH the test. Come see for your self! Please visit:

Visit – colormebeautiful.com

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Introducing One Happy Customer


A few weeks ago a lady named Anne asked me to construct a rose shaped hat for her. These pictures are shown 2 blogs ago. This was a lady I never seen before nor met. She lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Texas. Finally a few days ago I asked her to post some pictures of here wearing the hat. Finally here she is. Isn’t she lovely?!

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Technique vs. Pattern

A technique is a procedure used to accomplish a specific activity or task:

  • Technology, the study of or a collection of techniques
  • Skill, the ability to perform a task
  • Scientific technique, any systematic method to obtain information of a scientific nature

A pattern, from the French patron, is a theme of reoccurring events or objects, sometimes referred to as elements of a set. These elements repeat in a predictable manner. It can be a template or model which can be used to generate things or parts of a thing, especially if the things that are created have enough in common for the underlying pattern to be inferred, in which case the things are said to exhibit the unique pattern.

Many times I get the question,”Did you use a pattern for that hat?” Each time I answer,”No”. I never use patterns whenever I design my hats. Each one comes out to its own.

I spend more time enjoying the personal exploration of new creation than repeating the garment. I want to create each lump and bump, my own sequence of cable stitches. I want to be the first to create this sequence!

Once you mass produce the item, it loses a sense of authenticity. Unless you were to personally request me to reproduce the item with a different yarn…such different shapes and swirls, of different textures and sizes. Take my pink flower hat for instance. The pink thinner yarn has a different effect than velvety thicker yarn. The rose is stumpier and the rows of rose swirls gets higher and higher. Wow! I guess maybe it wouldn’t be much mass production anymore!

Take patterns on the other hand. There was an original designer before you ever came along. Following patterns are for the novice…one who has repeated the original pattern. The original paid designer has profited. Be careful about copyright laws!

There is nothing wrong with following a pattern, but it goes only so far. Tweak it and twist it. Voila! It’s your own design. This explains why authenticity has a nice name.

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