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local recycling

The biggest problem I had with making newsboys and caps was getting the peak right.

newsboys grrr

I tried many many different things, from thick batting to thin wadding to ice cream container lids to xray sheets, but nothing was quite right. ¬†However, it seems like the long hours that Rob has spent relaxing at his local haven’t gone entirely to waste — he noticed the guys replacing a keg the other day, and had a lightbulb moment – the disposable beer keg !!! It looks like a gigantic Christmas tree bauble!


Once you’ve sliced into it (I give it a good stab with the bread knife), it’s the perfect material – easy to cut, easy to stitch through (with an¬†industrial machine, not a domestic), fully washable, shrink-proof, and flexible. And best of all, it’s free.

beer peak

Cheers :-)


I’d been on the lookout for another head for a long time, and eventually found Grommit in a funny little shop under the train station in town. Rob christened her, and the name just stuck.

carol and grommet

We’re still working on getting her the right hairdo, but in the meantime she’s still happy to be in front of the camera.

carol and grommet 2

You know what they say – two heads are better than one.

PS. Excellent and free pattern for crochet peak cap found at ValliesKids

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