Hats & Backpacks & Mittens, Oh My!

For the past several weeks I have been sewing things in preparation for my local craft show. The decision to participate came as one of those crazy middle-of-the-night epiphanies.

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Having done a couple craft shows long ago, I knew that the venture is always a gamble. Customer turn out can be effected by so many things and then having items that the shoppers find interesting enough to part with their hard earned dollars all leave the seller with anxiety over a successful show.

I pressed forward with the idea because the image of what I was supposed to do was painted very clearly in my head and the logical thoughts in the small part of my brain not consumed by this new image couldn’t seem to make a dent on this creative obsession.

The first show was a two day event and I came away with satisfactory success. However, I had enough items left over that the question of participating in a second show quickly arose. After a quick on-line search for up-coming events, I found another show not too far from home that still had openings for vendors. After registering for this second show I now had to sew a few more things to fill in the gaps of items I had to offer. Do you see a never ending cycle beginning to evolve? Fortunately, the hats, backpacks, & mittens have been lots of fun to make, so making more is easy to get excited about.

The second show had a lower turn out than I expected for the venue and I now have some great hats, backpacks, and mittens looking for Christmas trees to rest under.


Toddler ear flap hat – blue or green available


Child dinosaur hat/drawstring backpack/mittens


Child tiger hat/draw string backpack


Child cat hat/drawstring back pack, Child lady bug hat/drawstring back pack/mittens, Child Minnie mouse hat/draw string backpack, Child dog hat/draw string back pack/mittens


Toddler green ear flap hat, Child pig hat/draw string backpack/mittens, Child brown or blue tassel hat


Child Minnie mouse mittens, Child Panda hat/mittens, Child Butterfly hat/drawstring backpack, Youth flower hats, Child green check mittens, Monster footprint drawstring backpack


Child, Youth, & Adult patchwork toggle hats/mittens


Young Adult or Adult Hat-Scarf/Long finger-less gloves

As each item came off my sewing machine, I would declare it my new favorite. The character hats, mittens, and backpacks gave me the opportunity to reminisce about the days that my boys and nieces wore mittens that small.

I would love to find homes for these warm winter accessories. If you are interested in any of the above items or would like me to custom make a gift for you, respond in the comments below and I will get contact information to you.

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