Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hats, how I adore them!!!!

How I adore hats.  They can make or break an outfit.........Having an eco friendly hat to wear is really important to me.  My hemp hats are lovely, but hemp isn't always the best choice for a hat.  Hemp is beautiful, has lovely drape, but after washing it can be too drapey.  So I had some t shirts around.  (I do enjoy cutting things up).  And I came up with the t shirt newsboy caps.  ----->

But I wanted something a little more......Classic.

I had bought a pattern a while back from a designer I love, http://www.etsy.com/shop/stubbornwoman ,  and she allows you to sell items based on her patterns as long as she is credited with the design.  I love her shop.  she has some super classy hats.
Now,  I like to make things my own, in case you couldn't tell, and some times my ideas are a little off the beaten path.  I love to create mt own "take" on things.  So here is what I came up with;  a lovely flapper cloche  made from recycled t yarn. I enjoy making yarn from t shirts.  The only problem is making sure I have enough on a certain color to complete a project.
These hats are classy and fun.  Comfortable, breathable, washable, stiff but moldable.  You can fold it up and stash it in your bag, and when you are ready to put it on again it will look great!


Hats are a wonderful and fun accessory and you don't have to lower your standards when it comes to being "green".  More to come soon, so stay posted!

 ~Chriss~
P.S.  Thank you to all my new followers.  :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Fringe Benefits............

Well, now there has been so much going on in my little world in the past week or so.
I finally joined an Etsy Team.  Its called the Oh Canada Team.  http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=713
I am so ever glad I did!  I enjoy the interaction with other sellers daily.  The way everyone shares is so amazing.  Some do treasuries, other tweet (like me), so do features on blogs, other have really great tips on selling and advertising, everyone encourages and supports other team members.  It has been great.

My Charity Pattern got featured on a really great blog,  http://stampoutcancer.blogspot.com   So please check it out!  The Ladies who run this also run a shop on Artfire, where all proceeds are donated to Cancers of the Blood.  It really is amazing work that they are doing!  :)

I am doing a Virtual Craft Show with Cafe Handmade for the next 12 weeks to promote my Etsy shop, so please stop by and vote for me!  http://cafehandmade.com/index.php/2010/01/the-art-of-zen-crochet/

Or to join and do your own go here!  http://cafehandmade.com/index.php/join-virtual-craft-show/#usermessage2b

I am still working hard on my "Hemp for Home Collection" , so stay tuned and look for new items and patterns coming soon.

Over and out.

~Chriss~

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just a little update on Our Charity Pattern...

I just wanted to let everyone know, that to date we have raised over $180.00 by Selling Our Charity pattern "a Scarf for Rainee".  You can purchase this pattern on Ravlery:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pattern-a-scarf-for-rainee-crochet-pattern-for-charity or at my Etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/chrisssmith22


Thank you all for supporting our cause.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I need your help and support!!

I need your help and support!! 

I am trying to get my Brand out there! And I need your help. I make eco friendly accessories using hemp, bamboo, and cool recycled stuff. I am partaking in a challenge to get more advertising. If you would simply click the link and vote for me it would be a great help! Thank you for supporting my work! :) 

http://cafehandmade.com/index.php/2010/01/the-art-of-zen-crochet/