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fake snake

I love this fabric, I call it Fake Snake! I found it in a funny little shop off Grey Street in Durban many years ago, and purchased it with no specific purpose in mind. (That’s how stashes are born.)  And now that I am hat-mad, here is the first of many:

party snake  party snake 2

Hats are pretty much what I’ve been concentrating on lately, trying to get my “perfect pattern” for different styles and doing lots of sewing in preparation for the spring and summer markets.

I experimented with some shiny velvety stuff last week, and came up with these: the pics don’t really show how gorgeous the purple and brown velvets look in real life. And that exquisite girl in the crimson one? That’s Danny, one of my loveliest and best ever customers from the Edgemead Market. She bought four hats on Saturday, which I have taken as reassurance that I’m on the right track here.

purple 1 purple silk 2 silver 2 brown gold 1 newsboy custom 4 danny crimson newsboy

Think I’m not fitting in any crochet? WRONG!!!!! Just working the last stitches on a big project, hope to show-and-tell soon.

Love to you all, from beautiful Cape Town :-)