Monday, December 7, 2009

What'd you do on Sunday?

Sunday's are meant for lazing around over at our house. For me, that means sewing or baking. For Dean, making knives. For the kids...watching TV!

Dean's momma left on the afternoon flight, and we had church to go to that evening. So, we really didn't have much planned.

It was the "calm after the storm" in Kotzebue, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I mean, narry a skier was in their home in the dark afternoon!



A few days ago, I walked to the school to pick Kaisa up. I thought I was healed, but apparently I was wrong. Since that treacherous walk through the snow filled streets, my foot has been-a-bothering me. I have only today off, so I hope it just decided to GET BETTER. Otherwise...I don't really know, I guess we'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Anyway, I have a few hats on "order" and decided that I'd make one yesterday. My daughter and niece were super excited because the leather was PINK and the fox fur was WHITE. What princess wouldn't want a pink and white hat? Especially a handmade one that was warm and made for our weather conditions?!



Alas, it wasn't for them. But, both girls tried it on and declared that whenever I made theirs, it had to be the same as this one! (shyeah, right!)

I have a few hat patterns, and I don't like any of them. So, being the McGuyver I am...I made my own. AND I LOVE IT! Rather than that usual three piece back, it has four pieces, and therefore hugs your head a lot better. The top comes down to your eyebrows, exactly where you need it when its fifty below zero! And the flaps are perfect too. I am so happy with my new pattern.

So...an hour and a half after I started, this is what I ended up with.



And it fits her, JUST RIGHT!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

We spent our Sunday putting more Christmas decorations in the yard. One can never have enough! How much do you charge for your hats? My dad lives in CO and is battling cancer. He has started to lose his hair and I would love to get him a nice warm Alaskan hat to wear on the way to his treatments. Oh, and on Cathys blog I saw your husband with a Red Sox shirt on, so now I know he is an okay guy to order knives from :0) (I'm thinking of getting one for my hubby, and we Red Sox fans need to stick together!).Love your blog, thanks for sharing your life with folks.

Anonymous said...

awesome hat. You are a genius to be able to make your own pattern that fits! I wish I could get the pattern!

Finnskimo said...

Lisa...send me your address, and I'll send you a hat. For free. We lost Dean's dad to cancer in February. So sorry about your dad.

And, so funny you say that about the Red Sox...he bought that shirt with HIS name and number on the back when we had NO money. His excuse: "Babe...it has my NAME on it!"

ANON: Email me your address and I'll send you a hat pattern. I like to share. :) (Unless you live in Kotzebue, then I'll just give it to you!)

SimplySweeter said...

Fabulous hat!!!!! You are so talented!!!!

Grace said...

What do you charge for hats? You are really handy. I just go to Macy's for stuff. It's not as nice as making your own things, though.

Sabrina said...

That is absolutely adorable! MY 3 yr old said "Mommy, she a Eskimo. Me a Eskimo too, need a new hat." -this is the first time I've ever heard her use that word; I don't usually have my kids in here when I'm catching up on blogs, because they are asleep. I thought that was really cute.