There’s a very boho little shop in Langebaan called Sparrows & Baytraders, and the owner is keen to stock my pixie hats. The problem is that a crocheted pixie hat can take me up to four hours to make, and even the price I sell them at is low – to charge a retailer any less would not make it worth my while, and for a retailer to double the price I sell them at would be like shooting herself in the foot. BUT I do not like to turn away potential work, so I’ve spent a few days thinking and playing and sewing and fiddling, and eventually come up with a workable alternative: fabric pixies…
I used strips of stretch fabric, lace and ribbon, buttons, shiny thread, and beads. Being lined, they have a nice weight and hang. They look a lot better on a human head than on an empty coffee jar! :-)
Okay, I’m mailing her now, will let you know what she thinks of them….
I think they look fabulous – and just perfect for all sorts of embellishments
Thanks Dr Snail :-)
Super stunning Jill!
Careful, Gwendoline, you might get one for your next birthday :-)
Ever inventive. I presumed you had gone on to more fabric hats because of the time crochet hats take to make. Shame that!
Luckily I like sewing as well :-) I still crochet a lot, have just put my hook down to type this reply actually…am watching Ordinary Lies to keep my brain busy at the same time.
Fingers crossed for you.
Like them a lot, hope she does too. I can’t see why she shouldn’t, they’re lovely, and if they take less time it seems an obvious development of the concept. If I were buying one, I’d want one of the ones with sparkly bits on the tassel, being a bit of a magpie…
brilliant solution and brilliant hats!
Lovely pixie hats, Jill and they can be worn in summer as well as in winter.
I’m busy crocheting pixie hats at the moment – I know exactly what you mean – they are a lot of work (but super gorgeous!) I haven’t tried fabric … not sure my sewing skills would stand up to the job! Have a wonderful pixie inspired week! Emma x
Where’s the botoxed one when you need her?