Friday, April 29, 2011

Now for sale in Teton Village!!!! Brenda's Gallery and Gifts

Yeah!!!!  Now I have 2 locations where my hats are being sold!  Brenda's Gallery and Gifts in Teton Village now has a great selection of my hats for sale.  If you haven't been there yet, go check it out!  Such a cute store with unique gifts for everyone.  Don't forget about Paper and Grace in downtown Jackson!  They will be moving to a new location on Broadway which is very exciting.  I'll keep you posted on that.  Ok...back to sewing...all my new fabric is calling me and I'm still waiting on one more box! 
Yes, it's April 29 and those specks you see are snow.  Never too late to have a hat in Jackson!

Nikwax Cotton Proof and SunGuard

I have found two great products to waterproof and provide sun protection to my Sunny Soleil hats.  I just wanted to share some information about the products I am using in case you were curious.

Wash-in waterproofing for cotton, polycotton and canvas.
Adds water-repellency and revives breathability.
Benefits of using this product:
Adds water repellency to cotton and polycotton and maintains breathability
Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine or by hand, no tumble drying required
Can be used on wet fabric
Inhibits rotting of canvas caused by dampness
Will not affect cosmetic appearance
WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
Does not contain fluorocarbons
Washes UPF 30 sun protection into everyday clothing
Blocks more than 96% of the sun's harmful rays
Protection lasts through 20 future washings
No need to buy special garments
Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

I've also had someone ask me about insect proofing the hats.  I couldn't find anything I could wash into the material, and honestly, I don't think I would feel that comfortable doing that unless it was essential oils, but then I assume they would have a smell.  Anyways, I couldn't find anything you could do yourself, but you can send your clothing into and they will treat your clothing with their Insect Shield (  It's the same product that all the big companies use when you see clothing that has bug protection.  Even Soy Genius Organic clothing uses it.  Insect Shield provides effective, built-in protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) including those that can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.  There's such nasty little critters out there.  I may have to try this out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The NEW Sunny Soleil Hat

Here's a sneak peak of my new baby/toddler summer hats!  They are adjustable in the back (velcro or tie), waterproof and UV protected, little loop if you want to add some "Hair Candy" (you know...the adorable hair clips you see all around the shops in town made by Renee Glick!!!), reversible, made of organic cotton or premium cotton, chin straps, and just soooo cute!  I just ordered a ton of organic fabric, so I'll be busy making more once that arrives this week! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thanks for coming! Jackson Hole Eco Fair 2011

The Jackson Hole Eco Fair was a huge success!  It couldn't have been a better day - the sun was shining, people singing and dancing, free stuff, and great information to hand, there was my stuff, of course!
Thanks again for all those who came out!  I'm so excited about the special order requests and also new possible store locations for my hats!  Stay tuned!
Here's my booth!

Organic fleece and fleece made from recycled pop bottles neck warmers.

Snack Happies Organic Cloth Napkins

Mountain Bebe sets:  Bib, burp cloth/napkin all in it's own little pouch - all organic!

Organic headbands

Introducing the Sunny Soleil Sun Hat!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So...what have I been up to these past few months????

With the holidays over I have been slowly reorganizing my sewing stuff, knitting, and also trying out some new things.  It's been a nice break, well, that is until I decided to do the Eco Fair 3 days ago!  I've been non-stop this weekend getting ready.  I have to say, though, I feel somewhat organized and have a plan for the rest of the week so I can get everything accomplished.  A few months ago I found some awesome organic fabric.  I had a few ideas, but nothing firm at the time.  I'm so glad I had it or there is no way I'd be able to order fabric in time for the Eco Fair!  Also, I cut more scarves and hats after the holidays, so all I have to do is assemble them.  At least I'll have a jump start on the summer sewing I was planning on doing!

I'll send an update later in the week on what I'll be selling at the Eco Fair, but here are a few things I've done this year so far...

Wow!  That is one clean sewing table (doesn't quite look like that right now...but it's been worse!)

This may be my new go-to present/wrapping paper for people!  It came out so nice.  I made a little care package for a friend doing the Boston Marathon and filled it with all kinds of "running goodies"!

These are the cutest shirts!  I made them for a friends "Pinkalicious" Birthday Party!  Once I made one I just had to make them for all the other girls!

This is an Amy Buttler pattern.  I've never made a really complicated purse before and decided I was up for the challenge.  I LOVE how it came out.  This is gift for my mom (hopefully she doesn't read my blog before she comes this weekend!).

This isn't sewing, but something else kind of cool.  I made red velvet cupcakes for my daughters class for Valentines Day.  Instead of using red food coloring (scary about what you read about food coloring!) I found a recipe using beet juice.  They were super moist and yummy.  Maybe not a deep red as some red velvet cakes, but at least I knew I wasn't loading up on food coloring.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Eco Fair Jackson Hole!!!


Hey everyone!  This is really last minute, but I just got a booth at the eco-fair next weekend!

Event Details

Date: April 23, 2011

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Powderhorn Park (located behind Sears and Main Event) or Jackson Whole Grocer parking lot area depending on weather conditions

Free Admission!

Come on out!  Plus, I'm sure your kiddos need a nice new hat for the spring and cool summer nights camping!