Cooper’s mama had seen one of my hats on a blog post, and asked me if I could create a hat for her son’s 1st birthday. I am a huge dog lover, can’t imagine our house without a furry family member, so of course I said yes! She sent me some pictures and I went to work. I love the basset hound with his droopy eyes, but the little dachshunds facial expressions just cracked me up.
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Inspiration comes from many places, but is the best when the inspiration comes from a customer who is looking for just the right item and cannot seem to find what she is looking for. I am overjoyed to create those hard to find (or non-existent), custom items for my customers. This game was created for such a customer, I hope you like it!
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Bella’s mama and papa asked me to make her a very special crown for her birthday. They wanted soft girly colors, with snowflakes and birds. You see, Bella’s full name is Bella Neve, means Beautiful Snow in Italian/Latin. She was born after a huge snowstorm. The birds signify her room decor and her father’s profession, working for the National Audubon Society. I sent the family a list of colors, they selected the ones that they liked best, and this is what the result was…
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Aspen and her Daddy share the same birthday, so her mama asked me to create crowns for them both to wear at Aspen’s birthday party. She wanted a pink crown, with soft pink, white and ivory colors, so I customized my Pink Roses crown for her. For her Daddy’s crown I just customized the size of the royal knight crown, and kept it true to my original design. In addition to the crowns, I created a bunting to pull both styles together. I created the bunting in white, with designed flower end flags to match Aspen’s crown, added soft pink lettering and royal blue buttons to match her Daddy’s crown.
Happy Birthday Aspen!
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Sarah asked me to make a hat for her daughter’s 1st birthday based on this print by Kim Parker .
I was thrilled, being a huge fan of hers. I adore Kim Parker’s work, from her paintings to her home decor. Everything is so bright, bold and colorful….beautiful! Anything by her would make a statement in your home. You can take a look at all of her work here. Anyway, enough gushing…here is my very literal interpretation of the print, in a hat form. What do you think?
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I have had the ladybug hat in my shop for a while, and it is always a favorite, but this bunting is a first of it’s kind. The ladybug is darling, she is just a tad smaller and the little antennae are adorable. I think my favorite part is how the black buttons mimic the spots on her back…I customized the hat with Grayson’s initials and a 1, with a tiny white daisy.
Happy Birthday Grayson, I hope you have a wonderful birthday baby girl!