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Bright striped beanies…and a wee willie winkie cap!

This latest round of hats is all about bright colors, perfect for brightening up the October gloom.

And see those gray and pink stripes? I’m in the middle of experimenting with something I haven’t put in the shop before…a gnome-style wee willie winkie cap! It will, of course, have an owl. :-)

bright striped owl hats for Oaxacaborn on Etsy

pink pixie hat and bright striped owl hats for Oaxacaborn on Etsy

Inspiration, Monday's Pretty Things

Monday’s Pretty Things

Strung Silk Necklace via Anthropologie
Strung Silk Necklace via Anthropologie

Wooden Branch Buttons via Shrimp Salad Circus
DIY Wooden Branch Buttons via Shrimp Salad Circus

Tree Trunk Vase via Ferm Living
Tree Trunk Vase via Ferm Living

burlap banner with text hearts via iwishedforyou on etsy
Burlap banner with text hearts via iwishedforyou on Etsy

Morris, Etc Runner
Striped Rug via Morris, Etc

Quilt via Cassandra Ellis
Quilt via Cassandra Ellis

You might like to read Monday’s Pretty Things from previous weeks.

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The Seafaring Owl

Oooh, it is so fun to see photos of people wearing items you’ve made! You creative people know what I mean. :-)

This particular hat was a custom order for a yellow-striped hat incorporating both an owl and an anchor. Of course, I couldn’t help but dub him “The Seafaring Owl”.

And isn’t Kalie beautiful? She took these photos as a part of a 365 Photo Challenge.

Custom Yellow Striped Owl Hat - The Seafaring Owl

Kalie models Oaxacaborn feather headband

Images via Kalie R.; hat and headband via Oaxacaborn

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Baby owl hats now available on Green by USA as well as Etsy!

You might have seen me post on Facebook or Twitter recently about Green by USA, a new website which offers green, American-made products from a variety of vendors. Well, when Tina — an old family friend, miltary wife, and babywearing, cloth-diapering mama of 3 — asked me if I wanted to sell a line of natural-fiber hats on the site, of course I said yes! (This new line is in addition to my Etsy shop).

So check out Green by USA, and be sure to leave them some love on Facebook.

HAT Bamboo and Wool Blend - Unisex Peace Dove Hat - Periwinkle

HAT Cotton - Boy's Owl Hat - Mustard Yellow and Burnt Orange

HAT W TAN OWL Bamboo, Wool, and Cotton - Boy's Owl Hat - Blue and Cream with Tan Owl

Guest Blog, Handmade

Headband Giveaway at ‘Ma Nouvelle Mode’

Guess what, lovely readers? My very first giveaway ever is going on right now at Ma Nouvelle Mode! Head on over and enter to win all three of these headbands from my Etsy shop. Giveaway is open to US and non-US readers. Be sure to follow Natalia’s beautiful blog while you’re at it — I just love her.

And did you see my gluten-free cracker/pizza crust recipe on Peas in a Blog yesterday? Thank you, Carolina and Katie, for letting me guest post!

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My Creative Goals for the Remainder of 2011

Pinafore

I thought I’d share a few creative goals with you. This is what I hope to accomplish over the next four months. I’ll keep you updated on my progress as I work through the list!

  • Reach 15 hat/headband sales on Etsy by the end of the year (5 down, 10 more to go!)
  • Finish making the curtains for our master bedroom (2 down, 1 more to go!)
  • Sew high chair cushion (I already have the fabric! It’s a great black and white print which will coordinate beautifully with the black IKEA Blåmes highchair).
  • Sew a dress and bonnet/sunhat for Aveline (My mom gave me the patterns, fabric, thread, trim…seriously, I have no excuse)
  • Begin selling natural-fiber baby hats on GreenByUSA (I’ve already started creating these)

Alright, September, I’m ready for you!