Hello! I am back at home, and feeling pretty good about things. First of all, I just spent a week with some of my favorite women in the world, making all kinds of amazing things and stretching myself to a rare extent (more about this a little later). If that’s not enough to be grateful for, I came back to flowers and a love note from my amazing husband. Overall, I’m feeling pretty good about the life I’ve chosen. So I thought I would share the love by giving away two of my Fiddleheads hats (and two more to come later)!
I have these extra hats because of a bad situation which is slowly resolving. A long time ago now I sent some of my wares, including these hats, which were a brand new idea at the time, to a store in another state which turned out to be scamming artists and taking the money for their own pockets. The slightly better part of the story is that artisans, communicating through Etsy, figured out what was going on, and the shop was shut down and contents seized by the attorney general of MO. The much better part is that after much, much time in bureaucratic limbo, I was finally notified that they had “determined some of these goods to be” mine (maybe because they had my name and phone number on the tags?). And after so much time had gone by that I had given up again, I received a box in the mail with a fair number of bags (appearing on Etsy this fall) and hats inside! I doubt I will ever get any money out of this, but getting my unsold stuff back feels like a huge win.
When I first started making these hats, I didn’t realize how stretchy they would be, and I had more sizes. Bryan always laughs at me for forgetting things I’ve made, I forgot that I used to make four sizes instead of three, and I forgot that I started out writing all the fabric tags myself! I now think these two would fit around 3 – 9 months, on average of course. As you can see there’s a classic blue and pink, each one with two tones, and more texture in the lighter color. They are made from all recycled cashmere, making them super soft, eco-friendly, and washable. I have made every one of the now many many of these that are around the country and the world, and I still love this design.
One of these would make a perfect gift for someone having a baby soon, as it should still fit when winter rolls around up here in the Northern hemisphere.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment! Tell me which hat you would like and (yes this is for my marketing, small biz needs it too) what change having one of these would bring to your life/experience. Open to anyone around the world, so tell your friends! I will close the contest in just over a week, at 9 am Friday June 6 Arizona time. I’ll choose a random winner for each hat and ship them out soon thereafter.
Hope you’re having a grateful week!
These hats are so cute! I just became an auntie again and I would love to send one of these to my newest nephew. What change it would bring? It would make me favourite aunt for sure!
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I see the deadline has passed, but I want to tell you that I love these hats! I bought one from you at the Ann Arbor fair (two yrs ago?). My hat is light blue on one side and light green/dark green striped on the other side. Although I’m a photographer and the hat would make an awesome prop, I’m saving it in secret for my own child (presuming I am lucky enough to have one). I hope I happen upon the next hat giveaway in time to participate. I’d like to use one for a photo prop 🙂 If I see you at Ann Arbor this year, I’ll probably buy another (or two)! LOL
I’m glad you like your hat! They’re pretty sturdy, so I wouldn’t worry about using it for a prop for a while until you decide to have your own kiddos. 🙂 I won’t have a booth at Ann Arbor this year, but you can get another hat from my Etsy shop, and I’m going to have another giveaway as it gets closer to fuzzy hat season. Enjoy your summer!