JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Craft day is always fun, especially when Grandma is involved. She researched ways to create cabochon/pendant necklaces, purchased all the supplies, and set up the creative day for her grandchildren to attend. I suggested that my kids draw a picture which I’d watercolor.  Of all the necklaces they created, these were my favorites! My daughter drew a doghouse with her puppy basking in the son. She also drew a self-portrait.  My son drew a hero character with… Read More

I love the bright colors in this little hat. It’s just perfect for a three-year old sweetie. With butterflies, flowers, and a soft fleece band. This hat will keep ears warm for hours.

For sweet little Norah! This teal newsboy hat’s just for you! It features a cute butterfly with a very special message. Pure laughter, pure happiness, pure joy, pure and simple…pure love. All that you are.

Chloe grew out of the newsboy hat I made her two years ago, so I made her a new one. We went for raspberry pink since it matched her bitty baby’s hat. She picked a large flower for the side and we added a vintage button. The other side. Soft white cotton jersey offers a soft band around her little head.  The inside fabric coordinates with the outside flower.  Hearts and Love. She loves… Read More

This Father’s Day, we not only celebrated the fathers in our extended family but also my sister-in-law Carol’s birthday.  Since gifts were abounding, I thought it would be fun to give her two children (my two nieces) their sweetheart hats. Nicole, my almost six year old niece seemed to like her hat and wore it right away. She looked so stinkin cute! 🙂 Nicole is a true sweetheart She is beautiful, fun-loving, and has… Read More

Every girl LOVES shoes.  Right? 🙂  Nicole’s Flip-Flop Sweetheart (Newsboy) hat features a pair of charming summerflip flops.White twill fabric paired with teal blue bias binding makes for a fun splash of color Vintage buttons are Nicole’s Great-Grandma’s which makes this hat extra special! Worn with a favorite pair of jean or a lazy pair of sweats this hat is sure to be a blast. And of course, hidden inside is a very important message that… 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

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