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.

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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.  

New Hats

30 Dec

Today I had a photo shoot with some new hats.

This is a womens small and features mismatched vintage looking buttons on the left side only.  It is a green chunky yarn guaranteed to keep your noggin warm.  I could have used this one last night as it was so cold our pipes froze for the first time this year.

This all black beanie is custom made for Aunt Kelly.  She likes to rock it ‘murder style’ with the black on black look.  It is soft black yarn with black buttons on both sides.

This hat is a womens large.  It reminds me of a fishermans sweater.  It’s basic color and simple styling would be a good match for any outfit.

This blue beauty is a todder size 2t.  I really love this color and I think the grey buttons are a perfect compliment.

This is the first men’s beanie I’ve done in a long time.  This one is a men’s extra large.  This beanie dips down and is a little longer at just the right spots.  It is meant to cover your ears and is perfect for a cold day on the mountain or around town.  Not pictured is the super soft interior fleece lining.

 

 

Meet Keegan!

25 Dec

This little man, Keegan, is the inspiration for all of Keegan’s Kaps.

Keegan wears a blue brimmed handmade hat with wooden button details on both sides.

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

Welcome to Keegan’s Kaps! All Keegan’s Kaps are handmade and handcrafted in the greatest itty bitty town of Colfax, Ca, in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Please contact us at keeganskaps@gmail.com for order inquiries and pricing. We’d love to handmake you a custom Kap!