"I myself have twelve hats and each one represents a different personailty" ~ Margaret Atwood

Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday Boy!

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I have an extra special post (and also potentially extra long), today is Henry's birthday!  It's a little hard to believe that he's one already.  He's turning into such a funny, sweet little man, he makes us laugh everyday.

To start, I'd like to show you what's become of all those hats.  I didn't count them, but I think there's around 50....

It was a little hard to get this shot without falling off the chair, hence the un-centred shot:

One last pic of what's become of the hats (at least temporarily):

We're going to move the whole hat-banner up to Henry's room as a kind of border, for now they're on display.

Now for some party pics:

I can't really take too much credit for the awesome-ness of all these things. All I really did was cut up the vegetables.  The rest is courtesy of my mother, two bakers, and my father's co-worker's wife.


What a lucky little man!  A few more party shots, then we'll get to his hat:

Not too sure about the cake:

Mostly just shovelling it into his lap:

Hanging out on his leafs chair with cousin T:

Little men:

Cousin J:

Hat time at last!  He really did want to wear the hat this morning.  As GG said, he's one now, so he's got some attitude (but in the end he tolerated it):

Some new toys helped in the persuasion process:


Finally I got it off!:

I hope you enjoyed the look at our festivities.  I'll keep making hats of course, but probably not weekly.  Keep looking for updates, I promise there will continue to be some!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Monster Series 4

Happy Sunday everyone!

As some of you may know, next week is Henry's first birthday!  I will have a special update for that next week.  In the meantime, I've made him another monster hat, although this one is a little different than the others.  It's more of an accessory for a monster, see for yourself:

I'm pretty sure if Henry could talk, he'd be saying "You did not seriously stick a monster in my hat":

Too busy for pictures today:

"Oh God no, it's coming out the side of my head"

Everyone playing nicely:

Monster pattern is courtesy of Rebecca Danger.  Once again, if you're a knitter, I highly recommend you check out some of her patterns.  They're easy to follow (even for beginners) and oh so cute when finished!

Stay tuned for next week and our birthday update!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


As some of you may know, Trevor was away all week.  He's home now, which is good, because while he's gone the little man acts like this:

That's right, my little devil.  Actually he's not so bad.  He got another tooth this week too so he was cranky and full of attitude all week:

I should have given him the number "6" to chew on here:

Yum yum, delicious foam numbers

I'm getting away from you guys!

Don't be fooled by that face!  It's all part of the act.

In case you've been wondering what will become of the hat blog, I think what I will do once I'm back to work (which is alarmingly soon) is cut down to one hat per month and we'll see where things go from there.  I also have yet to come up with what to do with the many, many hats that are the fruit of this whole project.  I will keep you updated when I decide what to do with them all.