Video: how to make felted flowers

Want to learn how to make felted flowers out of upcycled wool? Check out this four-step video where my mom shows you how!

If there are any other hat-related tutorials you’d like to see be sure to comment below.

Coquitlam Christmas Farmer’s Market: COME SEE US!

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Whether you are looking for some Christmas presents or just some craft-spiration we would love to see you at next week’s market!

Here are the deets:

Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 9:00 am

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Join us for our Christmas Farmers Market to shop for unique and beautifully handcrafted local products including jewelry, woodwork, beauty products, pottery, baked goods, and more! Enjoy a meal from on-site food trucks, check out the free kids crafts, and listen to some carolers! FREE ENTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warms Heads = Happy Planet

Ever wonder what happens to all those clothes you donate to the thrift store?
According to a video that has been circulating Facebook lately, 85% of American textiles wind up in landfills.

Check out this compelling and information-packed TedX talk by Maxine Bédat on how you can take back the power of your wardrobe, and feel better in and better about your clothes (and hats).

As always, Bricolage Hats are made from old sweaters, helping landfills be a little lighter one hat at a time.

Fuzzy Flowers For Your Head!

 

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Blue Blossom Classic
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Sandy Pillbox
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Bronze Cloche

 

After a year (plus) of making hats, my mom has finally decided what her favorite part is: flowers embellishments (though I think she also has a soft spot for finding that perfect sweater in the VV racks).  Here are some of her latest creations…and if you are interested in learning how she does it make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we are going to be rolling out some tutorials.

Hatty New Year (did you see what I did there?)

Some people spend their holidays drinking too much eggnog and watching Netflix. My mom does that too, only she does it while making hats!

Check out her new 2016 styles. Like snowflakes and hangovers, no two Bricolage hats are ever the same so check out our Etsy site if one is calling to you 🙂

 

 

This just got real: Buttons and Bows and Bricolage hats

 

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Etsy is awesome and everything, but there is nothing like getting your stuff in a 3-dimensional space to make you feel like you made it.

For the first time ever, our upcycled wool hats are available in a store called Buttons and Bows  (check out the link for an article I wrote about it few months ago and their amazing work getting youth to sew). They are located in Maple Ridge, BC so if you happen to be in town stop by and check them out!

Why should Indiana and Sinatra have all the fun?

Inspired by Vancouver’s rainy weather and my recent trip to Circle Craft Christmas Market, I decided to try my hand at making Fedoras.

Not only do they keep the rain off your face, but if you can pull the brim down to conceal your identity if you are planning to steal a magical ancient artifact or two.

This is only my first generation of hats so please feel free to let me know what you think!