Thursday, October 25, 2012

Your New Favorite Hat™

I have had a number of questions regarding the origins of the New Favorite Hat™.  How did it get it's name?   How do you know it will be my new favorite hat?  What is it that makes this hat so great anyway?

When I first set out to make a hat, I spent a lot of time pouring over patterns.  I tried a handful of patterns, learning the mechanics of making a hat.  After I understood the basics, I wrote my own pattern based off of what I learned.  That is (nearly) the same pattern I use today, close to a decade later.

Over the years I have used a variety of yarns to crochet hats.  The special thing about the New Favorite Hat, is the blend of wool and acrylic yarns that makes it so wind and water resistant.  It keeps out the cold and keeps you warm!

Your New Favorite Hat will mold to your head after wearing it.  I create the New Favorite Hat using a very tight stitch, it will hold it's shape for years.

This special blend of fibers is machine washable and dryer safe and so easy to care for.  Your New Favorite Hat will always come out of the dryer ready to fit your head again and again.

Lastly, the name New Favorite Hat came from so many customers coming back to tell me how much they love theirs.  How it is their New Favorite Hat.  How could I call it anything else?

You can find a nice selection of your  New Favorite Hat here:
New Favorite Hat™ by Nuala Clothing and Accessories

Contact me for custom colors and sizes!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Show Season Has Started!

I have been so busy getting ready for the round of shows that I have coming up that I forgot to post about them!  I had a fantastic day today at  The 5th Annual Handmade NW, OHSU Have A Heart For Mom Bazaar 2012! I know that it has already passed, but I want to link you to it so you can see what a great show they put on.  It's great when you can go out to sell your crafty goods, meet new people, and do some good all at the same time.

Up next is one of my favorite shows:

You can find me at the Hip Happening this Saturday May 5th!  I always have a great time at this show and I hope you will stop by and take a look around at the many talented artists and crafters that make this show great.  Perfect timing for Mother's day and since it should be lovely on Saturday, a walk down antique row could make a great day of it!

Later this month is an exciting new show called Stumptown Sweethearts.  I will post a little more on that later.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hair Pin Happiness

I am so very excited about the recent success of my hair pins!  The reception has been great and I am so happy to keep them evolving and the line growing.  The number of available colors has more than tripled in the last month or so, and the addition of feathers is a whole new level of excitement.   I feel like a hair pin machine these days!

I am really excited about bring feathers into the mix, and am happy to say that they are doing quite well.  These two pieces have already sold:

Don't worry, there are many more to come.

Right now I am not listing many new pieces in my Etsy shop. If you would like to see what is new and for sale, the best place to look is my Facebook page.  It is less time consuming to post pictures there, and any questions about the pieces can be easily and quickly answered in the photo comment section.

I hope you stop by and take a look at what's new!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year!

Happy new year everyone.  Now that life has settled down a bit it is time to get down to business.  I recently ended my consignment with a local shop and I was so excited to see my necklaces again!  I had forgotten what amazing pieces they were sitting on. I plan on getting them photographed soon and up for sale.  Although I may have to keep one or two for myself!

I am going to try some new things this year.  Starting with this: Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

A couple of other things will be surfacing this week.  I will hopefully make a new light box happen so that I can take some pictures of the necklaces that are just dying to be seen.

In the meantime, here is something new-ish:

I had been selling these hairpins so fast that I was having a hard time getting pictures of any of them.  I am still working on them, as well as some new necklaces when I have time in between custom orders.  I am also brainstorming something new for this Spring...nothing too concrete yet.  

Until next time.