[Last month, I got an email from one of my youngest customers, via her Dad, which I'm sharing here, with permission from both!]
“Harper wanted me to send you this picture of her in her favorite hat:”
“She is so sweet and protective of it she doesn’t like to wear it if it might get snowy or dirty (on the playground, for example).
This picture was taken on our way to a St. Patrick’s Day party last night (a suitably fancy affair, evidently).”
Thank you, Harper! I’m so glad you love your hat. And don’t worry if you get snow on it… That hat is tough as you, and can take any weather!
Recently, my hat studio had the good fortune of being the final destination for a birthday party road trip taken by 4 friends from Milford, NH. This is their story, in their words:
Mary, Shelley, Liz & Janet trying on hats in my Canaan studio… let the frenzy begin!
“Carrie’s hats are warm, beautiful and unique. We first fell in love with them for ourselves at the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee and then found they make wonderful gifts, especially when coupled with a journey to CCM’s warm and cozy hat studio in Canaan.”
Liz Michaud & I work on designing her custom embroidered hat in my studio.
Viola! Liz’s custom Leaf & Vine embroidered felt hat is completed.
“It’s well worth the visit to enjoy Carrie’s hospitality, while trying on a variety of beautiful hats and sifting through bins of colorful yarn and ribbon to customize your CCM original.”
After much searching, 4 hats found their perfect homes!
“Warning….Carrie’s hats can become an addiction and a hat intervention may be required . All our best, the Rocking Hot Hat Mamas from Milford”
Contact me if you’d like a gift certificate or to arrange a trip to my hat studio!
Most of the hats I make end up here in New England and the Northeast (although occasionally one finds a home in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska).
Last week, I shipped off my first hat ever to Newfoundland:
Embroidered felt hat #82 of 2012.
Detail of freehand wool embroidery on felt.
French knots and split stitch make up the embroidered mandala design.
I’m delighted to have my work tested in the raw, wet winters of Newfoundland, and I love that the colors of this particular hat echo those of icebergs born of the North Atlantic. Seems particularly fitting!