If there’s any month out of the year that makes me want to throw on my handmade hat and hide like a hibernating bear – this month so far is a cake topper. We all have permission to hide under our corduroy hats for one reason or another – it does not matter. Instead of getting all giddy about my sweetheart on Valentine’s Day and spiffing up my shop for a fresh look- I have had more than a few days of unwashed hair and adjustments to our new home schedule – not all roses, but not all thorns either….
Every Thorn has it’s Rose
In our house we sorta gush over Valentine’s Day – perhaps it’s because my husband proposed to me on V-day (even though while dating I told him only lame people do that, oops). We bake homemade sugar cookies and frost them together. So much love gush that my son asked the plumber if he had a nice Valentine’s Day – I think the plumber choked on his pipes. So, why the thorns? This year the whole house got sick for over a week (and some still are) and it was nothing short of cookie tossing and clogged pipes. We managed like everyone else does that has a house full of sick kids – rest, baths, 7-Up, repeat. Thank goodness for the Winter Olympics.
Your handmade hat pulls your outfit together – giving you instant confidence when it’s your turn to volunteer at the concession stand
Strike a Cord
While I’m avoiding my taxes, I can’t help but fall in love with corduroy every time I wear it. Whether it’s wrapped around my neck, snuggled on my head or hugging my hips. Corduroy is like wine – it gets better with age. Taxes do not. The Sister Newsboy Hat is best when it’s covered in corduroy on one side and flannel on the other. The soft and sturdy wear of this hat is undeniably so comfortable and stylish that you may just wear it in the house all day long….while doing your taxes.
When you can’t even fathom seeing another human, your handmade hat disguises your unwashed hair and provides a shield from the world
Creating Space and Time
This month has allowed me to be even more in the moment. For example finishing a Lent crossword puzzle with kids, becoming a speed solitaire player on my iPad, binge watching The Office on Netflix and scrubbing my kitchen floors weekly (by choice). Perhaps “being in the moment” is just a fancy way of saying, “It’s been a really lazy February and I don’t give a flying flamingo!” Being in the moment allows space for new things in my life. For example, working part time at my kids’ school is new and exciting, dabbling in graphic design is challenging and rewarding, and a personal favorite – creating handmade hats for cancer survivors is humbling because her new hats help her feel amazing, beautiful and full of life. How are you creating space and time in your life?
Read Between the Lines
This time of year the shop desires to be in all her glory with a clean desk and neatly color coordinated fabric – but it’s not. Her heart is in the right place – a confident discomfort of sorts. The heater blows a fuse every time it’s turned on, the checker bag is filled with hopeful yarn waiting to be made into Spring pom poms (message me wink, wink), the broom almost never finds her hook (not my fault) and my beautiful new white glorious printer is waiting to be serviced.
Your handmade hat gives you instant style when going to the market for saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup
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