Archive | January, 2011

I can’t believe it is time for the boutique already!

26 Jan

I have been so busy preparing for the boutique on Friday, I’ve completely forgotten to blog about my progress.  I have made a TON of progress and am proud to say that I have competed about 30 kaps and 10 headbands.  I’m really excited for the many new styles and ideas.

Here are some of the headbands I created.  I really like the red, white, and blue one.  Perfect for this 4th of July festivities this summer.  I can’t wait to see some of my friends little girls sporting it. 

I made a bunch of new kaps as well.  This is just a small sampling of them.

This brown hat’s buttons are vintage.  They came from a coat my mom had in high school. 

I’m not a big pink, flower, lovey, dovey kind of gal.  So, this black and hot pink valentines beanie is right up my alley.  In my mind hot pink with black says ‘punk rock’, but the heart makes it just the right amount of festive.

I love the flower on this blue kap because it makes me think of Hawaii.  I wish I were in Hawaii now.  I mean seriously though, who doesn’t wish they were perpetually in Hawaii?

This grey kap is probably one of my all-time favorites.  I love the color because grey goes with everything.  I love the 3 mis-matched vintage buttons.  But, most of all, what you can’t get from this photo is how unbelievable soft this kap is.  It is like wearing a brand-new comfy sock on your head…..but not so weird and much more fashionable. 

 These 2 kaps feature more of the hibiscus-style flowers that I’m in love with right now.

This is a little girls kap that I made especially for the valentines theme of the boutique.

This red kap is one I call “The Perfect Fit”.  It fits snugly on my noggin.  I totally  love it and would consider keeping it for myself if I didn’t already have so many hats.

Last but certainly not least is this adorable little kap I made with some extra yarn from some adult styles.  This kap is perfect for newborn pictures of a little boy.  I find it hard to believe that  Keegan’s head would have ever fit into something that small, but I know it would have.

 

I’m both excited and nervous for the boutique.  I can’t wait to get some more feedback on all my hard work.  I just hope some other people love these things as much as I do.

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Time to Get Busy

13 Jan

Despite my lack of blogging,  this week I have been busy with Keegan’s Kaps.  I am excited that I got the paypal links working on the men’s, women’s and kid’s kaps pages of the blog.  Not a huge accomplishment for the computer savvy, but one that had eluded me for nearly a week.  After much fiddling and ‘help’ page reading, I was finally able to make them work correctly.  Theoretically this means people could actually purchase kaps from me.  That being said, I have a TON to do.  A good friend of mine is hosting a handcrafted boutique at the end for the month.  She has asked me to be one of the vendors.  I’m very excited about the prospect this show provides.  Not only to sell some kaps, but to start getting the Keegan’s Kap name out there.  However, this means I need to get my little fingers going and get some more hats made…. a lot more hats made!

Lastnight though, instead of making hats, I made a flyer for the event.  I have to admit, I ‘borrowed’ some stuff off the internet, but I’m pretty pleased with the results. 

Tonight I MUST make at least one hat.  I figure I should have at least 40 or so for the boutique.  That means I need 30 more since at this point I only have about 10 done.  That gives me 16 days to make 30 kaps.  Sounds doable right?  HA, can you sense my sarcasm straight through the computer?  Don’t forget, I work all day for 10 of those upcoming days.  When I get home from work I have my 2 yr old, whom upon turning 2 has taken up some serious bi-polar-like habits (read: typical 2-year-old fits), to take care of.  Not to mention the 5-6 other after work and weekend social endeavors I have signed myself and my family up for.  At this rate, I think I should feel blessed if I am able to make more than one kap in the upcoming weeks.  Nonetheless, I am up for a challenge and will keep you updated on my progress.  So, here are the latest kaps I have completed.

This ‘carrot’ colored hat was a special order for a co-worker.  I wasn’t sure about her request for an orange hat, but I am very pleased with how it turned out.  Luckily I bought enough of this yarn that I will be making a duplicate for the boutique.

This kid’s kap will travel with me to the boutique and hopefully land in the hands of an appreciative new customer.  It was a quick one to make and I like the way it turned out.  Not too pink, just a touch.

Another kid’s kap.  This was a new style I wanted to try.  Just one button that can be worn on either side.  The hat has a bit of a scrunched look on the side of the button.  I think it is a really cute modern style.  This one will also be available at the boutique, so I will be able to get some opinions on the new style before making a bunch more for my kid’s kap line.

So stay posted, on the edge of your seat.  More updates to come regarding my progress, or lack thereof.

A Happy ‘Customer’

5 Jan

This adorable little man is Landon.  He is a happy KeegansKaps customer.  I use the term customer very loosely since I made a hat for the little guy last year as a gift.  Landon is a very good friend of mine’s little boy.  He is 8 months older than Keegan and they have fun playing together whenever they get the chance.  On this outing Landon and his doggies were playing in the snow.  The earflaps seem to be doing a good job keeping him warm.

Happy New Years

3 Jan

Christmas has left the building, I repeat, Christmas has left the building.  In its wake you will find a large quantity of very dry needles that can’t currently be vacuumed up for fear of awakening the sleeping two year old.  So, I will ignore the needles for the time being and complete a quieter task: blogging.  In other news, Keegan’s second birthday has brought with it a whole new animal that I barely know and definitely hesitate to call my own.  The incessant whining and statements of “No Mommy, No Mommy” are sure to drive even the most seasoned of mothers, which I am not, mad in no time at all.  In the madness that is the holidays, I did manage to make and photograph one very small infant size hat.  I figure it at about 0-3 months.  This is purely an estimate since I don’t have any recollection of exactly how small an infant head is.  My memory is also quite skewed from the not-human-like gigantic conehead my kid achieved after spending more than 3 hours stuck in the birth canal refusing to make an appearance.  Without further ado.. here is a little girl hat. I think it is super cute, green with simple ecru flowers on both sides.