Handmade, Life in Photos, Little Style

My camera would have captured stillness, quiet wind

Aveline 2 - with mustard yellow handmade hat and jellycat bunny

Aveline - with mustard yellow handmade hat and jellycat bunny

Aveline - with mustard yellow handmade hat and jellycat bunny

Aveline profile - with mustard yellow handmade hat and jellycat bunny
I didn’t carry my camera with me everywhere, this weekend. But if I did, the photos would have captured Aveline giggling as she reached out her hands to her papa, and then to me, and then to her papa again, delighted that she figured out how to be passed quickly between us.

They would have captured the wrinkled up expression on her face as she tasted a French fry.

They would have captured the deep boom of drums during a Japanese cultural performance we just happened to stumble upon during an afternoon walk.

And then, they would have captured stillness.

Quiet wind.

Early sunset and the ensuing wintry darkness which wrapped around the house like an old, familiar friend.


“Factory Second” Baby Owl Hat // Size 3mo // $10pp

Owl Ear Flap Hat - 3 months - Oaxacaborn - FOR SALE $12 postage paid

This little handmade earflap hat won’t be listed in the Etsy shop, since Aveline wore it twice back when it still fit her. It’s made from two strands of orange and green cotton with a cream bouclé strand woven in. Due to the bulky stitch, it has a couple of slight imperfections (you can see a few gaps between the stitches in the photo above). The owl is fashioned from recycled felt and is securely handstiched with vintage silk thread.

The hat will fit size 3 months as the hat circumference is just over 15 1/2″ unstretched. I’m selling it for $10 postage paid — first come, first serve!


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


baby taylor models the striped flower hat (and shows off her cute cheeks)

just yesterday i wrote that i haven’t been able to see many of the little people wearing that hats i’ve crocheted. and then my sweet friend christi (alas, she has no blog!) sent me this precious photo of her little taylor wearing the striped flower hat i made for her.

but it’s not that hat that is making my heart stop. it’s those cheeks! is she not the cutest thing?!baby taylor models a handmade striped green and brown crocheted hat with an off-white flower

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owl rings and owl skirts and owl hats…

Last Easter, we bought grandma this owl ring. She rocks it, huh?

grandma modeling the forever 21 owl ring

Then this week, I was reading the newest Soul Flower catalog (which is amazing, by the way) and I couldn’t take my eyes off this lovely owl skirt:

Stoney Owl Skirt from Soul FLower

The inspiration was too much,  so I created a little baby owl beanie. [Update: You can now purchase baby and toddler owl hats at my Etsy shop.]

Handmade baby boys crochet knit striped owl hat - felt owl applique with vintage silk embroidery

More owl inspiration:

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