Saturday, 19 December 2009

It's been a while. Hats! Not so perfect. Keyka Lou gone Goth.

My advent challenge of posting every day is a bit patchy right now. I have thoughts of blogging during the day and by evening, it is the last thing on my mind. The deadline for handmade gifts is looming and the list hasn't shrunk much.
I have been unwell, with a house full of kids home from school.
Pearl has been up to so much mischief lately I'm thinking she will get coal this year. She is like a sniffer dog when it comes to makeup. Lipstick and Mascara are her current favourites. I will get some pics next time. I am sure there WILL be a next time. After all I have only told DD16 fifty-Bajillion times to put her makeup up high.

This hat was not living up to it's namesake, Make it Perfect, Lazy Day Bucket Hat. Yes, it's good to have a hat that fits. Not so good when it makes your big head look even bigger and like you have an actual big flowery bucket on your head lol. To make matters worse, it neither shaded my nose or neck, sort of defeating the whole purpose.

So it's back to the drawing board on the hat front. Mchats on etsy didn't have time to resize her hat this side of Christmas so I sadly had to look at regular patterns at spotlight. I chose the Vogue 7600. The pattern is cut out ready to go.

The first of the Christmas relatives have arrived. It's beginning to feel a bit like like Christmas!
My son and Nephew are jammin' in the room next to me, music pumping!
My Nieces have been perusing my craft books excitedly choosing some fun activities for the next few days.
Today, Beccy and Jordan played carols on the piano at a local shopping centre which was nice. I made 4 pillowcases for gifts (so I won't show them here now). They turned out really well. I will be making more of those another time I am sure.
I also made this Kekya Lou small clutch in fabric bought especially for a Secret Santa recipient at DHs work.


I made the wrist band a little chunkier than usual. The spots were the best coordinate I happened to have on hand. Next time I will make sure I have something matchy.

I should be sewing but tonight, blogging and laundry won :)


  1. Yay for blogging winning... less so for the laundry... ;)

    Good luck with your new hat! I like Mchats on Etsy too - some awesome designs in there!

  2. Keen to hear how you go with you great hat search. I find the pattern you use ok for the kids but the xl doesn't fit my head!!!

  3. I love the fabric you used on the hat Helen and I love that purse!

  4. The fabric is gorgeous on the hat! It's a shame you don't like it. The purse is gorgeous! I love the attitude!