Winterfair Art Show in Columbus Next Weekend

Winterfair – my last big show of the season – is coming up soon. It’s a high-quality show featuring more than 400 artists and is held in the multi-purpose building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds next Friday, December 6th and Saturday December 7th from 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday, December 8 from noon – 5 pm. Click here for directions and additional info

I have many new items to choose from and the fingerless gloves made from recycled sweaters ($34) are back by popular demand. They’re a great stocking stuffer and appeal to girls and women of all ages. Here’s a sneak peek…

Fingerless Gloves feature a slit for your thumb to keep your fingers free for texting, reading, etc.

Fingerless Gloves feature a slit for your thumb to keep your fingers free for texting, reading, etc.

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Pretty multi-color wool newsboy cap

Hope to see you soon!

Paula

Everything Old is New Again

Yesterday afternoon I finally got around to working on a new hat that is inspired by a wonderful old 1940s hat I bought last fall. Style-wise, it’s a beret/newsboy/tilt hat hybrid. The round (actually oval) top is classic beret. But the back sweeps straight up like a newsboy or driver, depending on where you’re from. It’s a mix of masculine and feminine…with the feminine taking the lead. I trimmed it with a flurry of vintage feathers and a carved vintage button that mimics the pattern of the fabric. It sits at an angle, so I added a narrow elastic band to keep it in place. A cool new look for the fall collection!

1940s-inspired Tilt Hat

1940s-inspired Tilt Hat

View from the Back

View from the Back

What a Great Hat Open Studio Saturday

 

My studio will be open this coming Saturday, September 15th, from 11 am – 3 pm. I have a lot of new things for you to see and will be discounting a few hats from the past – some of the “arty” pieces that have been in shows and galleries as well as some styles I’m no longer making. The red and blue beret below was hand felted and hand beaded – originally priced at $160 it’s now just $60. The newsboy cap was originally $98 and has been marked down to $58. Hope you’ll stop by to see what’s new for fall and winter…and while you’re at it, take advantage of some great bargains from prior seasons!

Hand beaded and hand felted wool beret

Tan and teal Newsboy cap