New Ready to Ship Hats alert! Yep! Smalls, Mediums and Larges! Find them right here!
Also, ever wonder what it takes to photograph those hats on my website? The angles, the lighting, the outfit(s) are all carefully considered through a manicured process of a few simple things – a wave of impulse, a good hair day, an overcast sky and a lot of bloopers! In this post my husband masquerades as a photographer and I gladly embrace his masquerading – because my photography daughter was unavailable. Read on to experience a mix of photo bloopers and their respective handmade hat that got them there in the first place.
So excited to share with you a handful of NEW Ready to Ship Hats on my website!
Mug Shot Monday (or Sunday)
The moment you find out that there’s not much tea left (or any) in your mug during a photo shoot and you decide to take the photos anyway in order to make it look like a cup of tea (guilty). The tea was delish and the photos of this Large Size Cloche Hat I’m wearing is a nod to my favorite childhood colors – pink and grey! Love this combo so much that as a child I used to imagine pink and grey were married – didn’t everyone do that? The grey and black random Patches are surprisingly neutral and will make your new favorite leather jacket look even better. The soft pink inside is just as adorable and the diagonal plaid band is so eye catching!
This past Monday the forecast called for 10+ inches of snow in our little corner of MN. All the signs on radar indicated a Winter Storm Warning, including school closings, #staysafesouthernMN, travel ban and all the buzz. Well, apparently and perhaps out of excitement, my husband found it oddly symbolic to snap a photo of this shovel during our photo shoot. Needless to say we did not get 10 inches of snow – we received a lot of rain, sleet, slush and some of the white stuff. No complaints – perfect snowman snow, a two hour school delay and a nice photo of a shovel.
Awkward? or Cringy?
I’ve been asked more than once – if my hands were missing would I be able to speak? Short answer is – no. I’m a mostly hands conversationalist and this photo is nothing short of looking like I just experienced a rhyming fail and forgot to add “all the people in the church behind the doors and the steeple”. My “hand talker” awareness often nudges me to shove my hands in my pockets – and then take cringy photos. Apparently cringy is a new word on the block. I’m over 40 so I’ll stick with the word awkward.
Another large size ready to ship Cloche Hat for the win! Grey and mustard flannel speak confidently together and coordinate with a baby blue for the reverse. Also available in a Patches Hat Small size right here!
You Had Me At…
So, at this point my husband had said something h.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s. and I laughed out loud so blasted hard that my gut hurt to which he then says, “Woah, tone the smile down hon – too much smile, too much smile!” If you’re anything like me – it’s fair game when I know I’ve had way too much wine and laughing hard when a photo is taken – but when I don’t have an excuse to look ridiculous than all bets are off that I will enjoy seeing my throat in a photo the next day. Word up.
These lovely soft handmade wool hats are created with a detachable rosette barrette. This wool fabric is near and dear to me and I want to share them with you! Available in three soft shades and reversible flannels inside.
Mirror Mirror on the…Window?
Growing up my mom kept a mirror in our foyer…always. I never questioned it I just knew it was there and loved it. It was great for doing a quick nod and check before a few teenage sisters headed out the door. Today, in my own home I keep a mirror in our foyer area – this is where my girls and I put on our lipstick, check our hairdo, see how our hats look and I squint at how all the wrinkles my teenage girls have added to my forehead. So, naturally, I keep mirrors in my shop and to keep the photo shoot moving like a well oiled machine (sha right) I place a mirror facing outward in one of my shop windows. This makes my hat changing quick and simple and I confirm the disguise of any wrinkles.
I hope you have enjoyed a fun snap shot (pun intended) into the world of Mrs. and Mr. Bound to be Creative! I’m so blessed that my husband is a willing partner in design-crime.
Thank you for reading!
Bound to be…getting some more tea,