I’ve expanded a bit beyond owl hats this time around (although there are still plenty of those). Now introducing dolls, quirky creatures, and hats with Japanese Kokeshi-inspired faces!
Which one is your favorite?
See all the new Winter 2012 items.
Enter to win an owl headband at Ma Nouvelle Mode! It’s one of my original designs, and I’ve hand embroidered it with vintage cotton thread. Since it’s entirely felt-backed, the owl slides easily along the elastic headband. Comfortably fits both adults and kids!
P.S. Don’t want to wait to see if you won? The owl headband is available for purchase in my shop ;)
I know some of you blogging whiz kids craft your posts weeks in advance and neatly schedule them so *poof!* a shiny new post magically appears every morning.
And then some of you scribble your post ideas on a piece of paper, write a grocery list on the other side of the paper and then accidentally toss the whole thing after shopping. (Right? Please tell me I’m not the only one?) Well, the idea for this particular post was lost on the back of that grocery list. It’s truly, truly, embarrassing.
So long ago that he’s probably outgrown it, I made a custom elephant hat for a sweet friend’s son. My design drew heavily from this painting which is on his bedroom wall.
The little man’s momma sent me the sweetest handwritten thank you card, and some adorable (ahem, handsome) photos of her son modeling the hat.
I’m fairly confident the incredible squeezable-ness of his cheeks makes up for how long it took me to post this. ;-)
Last week, on the Oaxacaborn facebook page, I promised a giveaway when the page reached one hundred fans. Much to my surprise and happiness, YOU made this happen in a mere couple of hours. (Thank you to Natalia of Ma Nouvelle Mode and Nicole of Darn Good Yarn for helping me get there!)
So, here it is — an owl hat giveaway to thank you all for helping me achieve a very successful first six months over at my Etsy shop, which keeps running out of owl hats. :-D So exciting!
Now on to the actual giveaway…
One of you will win the yellow and white striped owl hat pictured above, which is sized approximately six months. It’s crocheted in a chunky textured stitch from a super soft acrylic yarn and features an original woodland owl applique. The owl has been handmade from recycled felt and is securely attached to the hat with whimsical hand stitching.
It’s SUPER EASY to enter. Just comment on this post! No tweeting, pinning, stumbling, chirping or facebooking required. ;-) You can comment once per day for the duration of the contest. Open to all readers, worldwide! (And you don’t even need to have a baby to enter. It would make a great gift!)
And oh yes, the fine print: Infant clothing sizes, by nature, are approximate. This hat has been estimated to be size 6 months based on the measurements of a 16″ un-stretched circumference and 7″ height. Entries/comments will be accepted from Tuesday, 7 February through Tuesday, 14 February at 12am EST. This equates to 14 February at 9pm PST, and 15 February at 5am GMT). Only comments left on this exact post will be counted. One comment per day per entrant. Winner will be chosen via random.org’s random number generator. Once the winner is notified, the winner has 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!