JANNA VANDERVEEN

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This Christmas I made a special hat and scarflette for my favorite (and only) sister.   🙂  She looks lovely and it was so wonderful to see her.  Merry Christmas Tricia!

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011 My favorite season is almost here.  I can’t wait!!!  I love the cool weather, changing leaves, color filled days, crisp apples, carved pumpkins, and cozy evenings before a fire.  More so than that, I love taking long autumn walks to enjoy all that God has created. This fall, I designed a sweetheart scarflette that is both bold and stylish.  It can be worn with a favorite outfit (as a fashion statement) or with a jacket… Read More

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011 This year my family and I went to Tahquamenon State Park for a summer camping vacation.  Because we were close to Sault Ste. Marie, we went for a day trip to ride the Soo Locks and drive over the bridge to Canada. Since we were in Canada, we had to stop at a fabric store.  🙂  I picked up some lovely Canadian fabrics. This gorgeous royal blue twill coordinated perfectly with a matching cotton maple leaf… Read More

I love these little newsboy hats for children.  They are so whimsical! This flower hat was designed for my almost two-year old niece, Kate.  Made out of white twill fabric this hat features a large appliqued flower that features loads of pink, white, green and purple.  It is destined to snuggle a cute little noggin. sIn the center of the appliqued flower is a large see through vintage button from Kate’s great-grandma.  Adding little Xtra’s are… Read More

After half a week of packing for camping, five days of camping, and then another half week of unpacking, I  finally found some time to do a little sewing.  Yeah!!!  And of course, I made a few newsboy hats for my Etsy page. 🙂 I decided to use some of the very best red crimson twill fabric for the body of my hats.  Made of all new fabrics, these hats are delicious!   Vibrant and bold colors in… Read More

Appliqued hats are adorable and so cute on little girls!!!  Featuring a multi-colored butterfly, this hat shouts FUN.   Made of all new materials, this hat is made up of white cotton twill, 100% cotton lining, and a soft cotton jersey band.  Deep plum bias binding completes the look for a finished touch. For little heads measuring 18 to 18 1/2 inches this hat is sure to become a favorite.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been working on a newsboy hat for a sweet little one-year old named Bella.  Her mother’s favorite color is teal which makes this hat extra special. Sporting pink, lime green, red, and teal, the large flower splashes color against its white background.  Bella’s hat is made of all new materials, except for a vintage teal button.  Featuring white twill, pink cotton jersey, and a 100 percent cotton lining it is sure to brighten any day.  Love… Read More

Tulip Time is a festival in Holland Michigan where the Dutch culture is celebrated in all its glory.  Parents and children turn up in droves, wearing traditional Dutch costumes, wooden shoes, and a merry attitude.  Parades abound, street vendors sell sinfully delicious food, and tulips bloom everywhere. The city is gorgeous, full of sweet-smelling scents and an overall sense of comradery. We cheered on the parades, waved at family marching by, and appreciated the beautiful music. Since we… Read More