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Brian Haggard

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Having the skill to write, spell, and punctuate has never been my strong suit. Growing up as a young child I was always nurtured to be creative and artistic which came naturally to me but I could never quite grasp written language. I now know that it's a learning disabilty with a name: DYSLEXIA.



I write from the heart and I make my best effort to get the words on the page properly but as you'll see I don't always succeed. I ask you to enjoy what I write and post but to be understanding and kind. Brian

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Studio Open House Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Crazy Haberdasher Studio Open House on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from Noon until 4 p.m.

Bandit Dogs Wall Hanging

Hello Friends! Here's the piece I mentioned a few posts back. My friends, Tim and Sally, have a competition every year as to who can find the best gift for the other. Earlier in the year Sally asked if I would make her husband, Tim, a wall hanging that looked like a wanted poster. I got busy pulling fabrics and, of course, the background fabric is my very own. The poster outline is stitched barbed wire. I had a lot of fun coming up the design and really enjoyed making it. Here is it with the loves of their lives Molly (left) and Harry Rex (right.)

Psssst. . .a little birdie told me that she thinks she even saw a tear when Tim opened it. I'm just saying. We all love you too TIM. Kiss on the cheek from the dogs and us. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did giving it to you.

Until next time, dear friends, keep stitching. Brian




The Gifts

I can't wait to share with you the very strange happenings  at the studio the week before Christmas. Let's start at the beginning. I had just finished my gift wrapping and placed my packages under the tree. I received a call from my Mom saying she and Dad had just finished wrapping and asked if they could drop them at the studio so they'll be there for Christmas.  I said sure and pulled up the leaf on the drop-leaf table and got ready to place the gifts from Mom and Dad under and around the red tree.  They arrived and unbeknownst to me the gifts were all in red and looked so pretty and looked so planned but it was not the case. Neither of us knew what the other was doing.

To make this even more crazy my sister-in-law and nephew called to see if they could bring their family gifts to the studio ahead of the snow that was about to hit.  I said sure bring them on down. Knowing they were on their way,  I went to make room under the other tree next to the fireplace and when they arrived I said to place the small ones under the tree in the big basket and then place the other ones around the tree base.  Can you believe that in all the madness I looked around and lo and behold, we had all made packages to match three different trees in the room by chance and by chance each of them got matched up with the right tree.  This was too crazy for me to try to explain!


Just thought I would share this very strange qawinkedink.




Many gifts I have made this Christmas

This blouse was made for my dear friend, Jane,  and the lighter one was made for her daughter, Alissa. I have wanted to make these for them for two years now and had the blouses for over a year.  Is this sounding like something you might have done before?  We all get behind but I though if I don't get them done soon the blouses may dry rot!   LOL  (And forgive the delayed post--we just had Christmas with Jane and Alissa this week!)

The pincushions you see have been made from velvet my new muse. I hope you like them. They are little labors of love but it has been lots of fun!

Check back soon.  One (including me)  never knows what I'm getting into next!

I hope this makes you want to get some of your UFO's ( UnFnished Objects) done after the holidays and create a memory for someone in your life.

Chat soon, Brian














Christmas Commission

I was asked by a dear friend to make her husband a gift for Christmas and she wanted it to feature their two babies--Molly and Harry Rex. Her husband has a Man Cave and a wanted poster was just the ticket!

So Tim, MERRY CHRISTMAS Good Buddy. I hope you have a place of honor for this.. your friend, Brian

Picture is worth thousand words

Well I am going to save you the trouble.  It won't take a thousand words. Kevin baked and  I and many others ate. Need I say more?  LOLOLOLOL This smell-a-vision brought to you by Crazy Haberdasher Studio.  Brian and Kevin hope you get to enjoy your own smell-a-vision this holiday. Chat soon Brian



Christmas Past

Merry Christmas everyone and all our best for the coming year, Brian