August 2014 Goals

August 2014 Goals //

It’s August! Time for some new goals! But first, here’s how I did on July’s goals!

  • Go on vacation - Done! Had a lot of fun!
  • Launch Morgan’s new site Launched!
  • Finish that e-book! - Almost–finished it in early August!

August Goals

What are your goals for August?

Handmade Wardrobe – Warm Hats

Handmade Hats //

I love hats. Hats, scarves, and jackets are my shopping addictions. And since I chopped all my hair off and my head is always cold, I’ve collected far too many hats. But I’d certainly like to add each of these to my collection.

Merino boiled turban by Julie Sinden – I’m not only a sucker for hats, I’m a sucker for anything with a 1920s flair. I’ll take one in every color, please.

Women’s slouchy beanie by Love and Knit – This hat just looks SO cozy! I’d probably never take it off.

Stripe-a-thon hat by Quiet Tiger – I love stripes, and the fun colored pompom makes this a perfect winter hat! Plus, there are many other color options available!

Cable beanie by Desert Rose Knits – This classic beanie is sure to go with anything and everything–and there are loads of different colors to choose from!

Slouch beanie by Glamour Damaged – Julie is the queen of creating unique, fun hats!

Winter beret by Sennursasa – How pretty is this hat? The perfect hat to pull on when you’re wanting something pretty that still keeps your head warm!

How about you? Are hats your secret shopping weakness too?

Cyber Monday Small Business Deals!

Cyber Monday Small Business Sales //

This holiday season, I’m trying to shop small as much as possible. So for Cyber Monday, join me in shopping small for yourself and for holiday gifts! I’ve compiled a list of shops having sales and great deals on everything from jewelry to tools to help you run your own small business! Most of these sales are going on NOW, and many end Monday night, so go check them out while you can!

Are you having a sale?

Leave a link with your shop and any discount codes required in the comments!

What I wore – Handmade Love

Hey! Today I’m sharing a few handmade/small business items I use and love ALL THE TIME. Hope you like them too!

Note: I completely butcher the word “pamplemousse” in this video. Please feel free to laugh.

Have a favorite handmade/small business? Leave me a link so I can check it out!

Penguin Ornament Tutorial

Penguin Ornament Tutorial and Pattern //

I got a BUNCH of requests to re-post this from my old (deleted) blog. Sorry everyone on Pinterest and Craftgawker who was getting a 404 error–here’s the pattern and instructions again!

These penguin ornaments are pretty quick, they take me about 1/2 hour and I’m slow at sewing. Because I’m slow and lazy, I’ve also included a modification at the bottom to give you a faster option too!

you will need...

You will need:

  • Pattern (download here–includes two sizes: Penguin Ornament Pattern)
  • Black, white, and orange or yellow felt
  • 4 Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Pins (not pictured)
  • Polyfill (optional, not pictured)
  • Coffee and a TV show to watch while making your penguins

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