Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Artist and the Critic

75th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

Cooperstown Art Association

July 16th - August 20th

Best In Show

The Artist and the Critic - 2010 - Oil on Linen - 28" x 36"

My husband is the painter. These are our legs. Artist and Critic . . . husband and wife . . . what's the difference? : ) You can find this painting in Cooperstown, NY starting this Friday. Preview Party is Friday, July 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 if you are in the area. We'd love to meet you there!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Heads Up on Hats to Come!

I spoiled myself yesterday and went FABRIC SHOPPING!

I want to make myself a black cloche hat to go with my new black bathing suit. So, you know how it is . . . I HAD to go shopping. And then a few other hat ideas just came to me. (I don't think these picture do the fabrics justice, but . . . here they are anyway.)

Hope you enjoy them. 
You'll be able to find these cloche hats completed in my NoonToTwo shop soon!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Endings!

Isn't it just wonderful when everything ends up working out just the way you wanted it to. 

I made a couple hats for my blogger friend Kerri in a week's time. In earlier posts you can see the materials I posted for her to choose from and the finished products. Her sister was coming for a visit and she wanted the hats by June 5th if possible. Well, we made it work!

Here are the sweet sisters sporting their NoonToTwo cloche hats.

Love it girls!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Chosen Two

The material was chosen . . .

The hats were made . . .

I hope Kerri's sister and aunt loooove them!!!

*Adult size hats . . . obviously BIG for a four year old!*

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cloche Hat Request

When I started blogging, I consistently followed a few people's blogs for various reasons. I stumbled upon Kerri's blog, CK Farm Happenings, because I was living in suburbia dreaming about the country at the time. She has a very fun farm life blog. I was able to live through her and here we are today . . . blogger friends.

Kerri has also purchased one of my cloche hats. Here is her hat. I really liked this fabric combination as well.

The other day Kerri emailed me asking me if I would make a special hat for her sister who's coming to visit soon. I was thrilled. Not only was it thrilling that someone is interested in my hat, but a RETURN CUSTOMER is interested in my hat! Cool, right?

So, off to the fabric store I ran! Here are some fabric samples I came up with.

Brown hat with blue and brown flowers.

Blue hat with blue and brown flowers.

Blue cord hat with blue and brown flowers.

Green hat with sunflowers.

Brown hat with sunflowers.

Tan cord hat with sunflowers.

Brown hat with tan, black and white flowers.

Black hat with tan, black and white flowers.

Tan cord hat with tan, black and white flowers.

Green hat with green berries and foliage.

Brown hat with green berries and foliage.

Blue hat with blue and white knockout foliage.

If you were to pick, which one would you choose?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Find Friends on Etsy!

I was contacted through Etsy a while back. The message said that she liked my flowers at JustSewIt.Etsy.Com. She was getting married this summer and was wondering if I would be willing to custom make flowers to match her bridesmaid's dresses.

It also said:

"In addition to liking your work, I am asking you because Canajoharie is special to me. Growing up, my family would drive up to Canajoharie from South Florida to visit my grandparents, who lived on Front Street overlooking the Beech Nut building and the thru-way. I haven't been back since 1987. Having a bit of art from Canajoharie featured at my wedding would be a nice way to give a little shout-out to my grandparents."

How cool is that?!

First of all, I was flattered by the compliment. But then to make a meaningful connection for someone's wedding! Etsy has been such a wonderful finding for me.

Here's a sneak peak to what the flower brooches looked like with her fabric swatches. When she sends me the wedding photos I'll blog in more detail on that. I can't wait to see it come together.

We emailed back and forth for quite some time. I emailed her to let her know that the flowers were in the mail. I titled it "bittersweet." I can't wait for her to get them and actually see them in person, but that also meant the end of our working together. She emailed me right back telling me we'll stay in contact. 

(: Etsy Friends :)

To my surprise my new found friend then purchased one of my cloche hats. It was one of my personal favorites. I looove this color red. (Half my house is painted this color!)

Here she is in her new "honeymoon" hat!

Doesn't she look great in it?!?! I love it on her. I thought these hats would look great with long hair.

I only have my-short-hair-self as a model so I only get to see this ugly mug in my hats.

Anyway, I don't have to worry much about that, I asked her permission prior to posting her on here and she volunteered with enthusiasm. She also added this:

"My big wish is that you can have a billion-dollar hat making enterprise and that I can be your spokesmodel!"

I see a future happening here . . .  :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Hats With Their Official Tags

Took me a bit to figure out just how I liked it. And with the help of my Mom and my husband, I got it!

Thank you, you two. ; )

And now we are officially back up and running on NoonToTwo.Etsy.Com. Nothing like preparing everyone for weeks! Jeesh, I hope they're liked now! And more will be added regularly.

ps. I made a FaceBook Page of NoonToTwo also. Love for you to join! And share images of your NoonToTwo hats. How fun!