Monday, May 31, 2010

Leather Aviator Hats

Now if you want a really awesome leather aviator hat you need to check out THIS etsy shop. This guy is truly a master of leatherworking and his designs are spectacular!

I haven't seen anything like this ever before. The designs are almost vintage with great colors and remind me of planes and racing cars. Truly inspiring and worth checking out. The prices are very reasonable and worth every penny. I'm already saving up for my first purchase!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bear Skin Hat

The idea here was to emulate a bear skin like what the trappers wore or a caveman. I didn't add eyes and I thought the ears and teeth would be enough. It has a closure on the neck so you can pin it up tight.

This week I really feel like I've been super productive and staying on top of things. I came up with a couple fun new designs and made some hats that made ME happy (Gir Hats). This bear hat was also stuck in my head and demanded to be made. What I really was excited about was the teeth and the claws. I made them from fleece as well and they look very plush and fun. Yes success!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Invader Zim Hats

Can you tell what I was watching all day?

I love Gir!

Finn Hat from Adventure Time!

It was requested and now it's here! You can now get your very own Finn Hat from Adventure Time. I'm bringing a few with me this weekend but you can also find them online in my etsy shop!

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Hats

New cool hats available exclusively this weekend at the Portland Saturday Market. Stop on by and get your own octopus hat! Oh and check out this cool furry green monster I just finished up!


This was what got me up in the morning... making this hat. I cut out all the pieces last night and was just itching to sew it up and see what it looked like. And then STOP all sewing and take a photo and post it up where everyone can see. I know I need to get back to work but I couldn't wait to share it with all of you!

I've had the idea in my head for a while ever since I made my first dino hat. What would it look like to have spines on both sides of the middle piece? It's a bit more work but I think the effect is really cool. I want to take it a bit further and add more details to make it look more like a stegosaurus. Maybe a spiky tail at the back of the hat? Maybe mean eyes?

The color choice comes from pieces I had left over from cutting out other hats. I thought the blue and pink would go well together. I love it! It's so much like a cartoon and like nothing I've seen so far with hats. Just one of many awesome new designs to be coming your way this year! Now on to making octopus hats! This is going to be an awesome Friday.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Octopus Hat - Finished!

Finally finished the Octopus hat. Added some suckers to the tentacles. Looks awesome with goggles right?

Healthy Eating!

Eating lots of fresh avacado, zuchhini, fresh fruit and tons of home cooking. Now this is DELUXE eating.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ninja Turtle Hats

Playing around with a few ideas tonight. What do you think about this new style? It's funny.. at least to us. haha.

Octopus Hat

Check out this new style I just finished up! Coming soon to the online store and the Saturday Market. Who wants one?? Everyone right?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Robo Dino Glasses

Cute little juice glasses from BreadandBadger with the lolly-tots famous Robo Dino. Dinosaur approved!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Horns for Summer

I've been playing around with the idea of something fun that I could make that people could wear when it's too hot out for a hat. What to do in the summer months? ACCESSORIES! I love dressing up but making it personalized and something that's not too "costumey" but instead be wearable and subtle. Horns with invisible elastic thread does the trick! What do you think? More to come in different materials. My first versions will be available next weekend to all you lucky local Portlanders.

Lolly-tots At Seaside Oregon!

There was a few reports that monsters were roaming the beaches of Oregon last week.

My brother Pat is wearing a new design I've had in my head for a while. I made the first and only one for his birthday hat. I love how it came out! I will definitly be trying out this new kind of 3-d eye. I have a ton of crazy monster ideas in store for this year.. this is only one of many to come.

I'm enjoying wearing my hats around while we explore and roadtrip around. I hope brings some joy to people and maybe makes them smile for a while afterwards. We were rather a sight climbing up and down the sand dunes and making crazy sandcastles in the mud.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Lolly-Tots Inspired Artwork!

Lovely drawings from Nathan Viney -

Nathan now owns the two hats in these drawings. Enjoy Nathan and thanks for the drawings!