Saturday, January 9, 2010

Esther's Hats

My son's girlfriend Esther is a clever artisan who works with recycled materials in all her projects.
She gave me a tour this morning (I am visiting them) of her recent series of hats, and I flipped for them. She has them in her Etsy store.
Have a look!

Angry Robot

She uses reclaimed sweater yarn and felt from recycled bottles. The thread is from Goodwill.
She is serious about this aspect of her work.
The used hat stand was purchased on Ebay, and paper mache-d with torn grocery bags and a paste of flour, water, and salt. (Find some recipes for this here.)

Dogs in Galoshes

Trees in Love

Surprise Encounter

Happy Sunnyville

She has many projects in the works and they all share the same high standards of environmental respect. Add that to a quirky and compelling design sense and you have some very interesting fare coming off her needles!


Rian said...

What fun! How nice that your son has found an arty girl. Great hats!

Willa said...

Very cool and creative.. love the whimsy! These should be popular.. even in snowy Florida these days..ROFL!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

and it's waaay below freezing still in "hot old Austin." (whatever happened to global warming?) I love these hats! Both the style and the quirky embellishments! Clever girl, Esther.

Summerset said...

Fun and hip!

Barbara C said...

Very clever little hats, and I love her repurposed wig stand. What a great use of recycled materials. I hope her shop is a success.

Susan Elliott said...

Ok. Esther is just way too cool.

Patricia said...

love the hats and her commitment to recycling. Shows it can be done with style!
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Jane said...

I don't know how I missed this post, very cutting edge creativity Esther has going on... I liked Sunnyville

Granny Fran said...

Great hats, and I love her hat stand.