I had a couple of hats sitting around that I had made while trying to size out a pattern and they perfectly matched what this customer was looking for, so I sold them to her at a great price.
My heart was moved with compassion for this young girl. When I was almost 13, I broke a vertebrae in my lower back (no trauma, it was a freak thing), and I spent almost all of my seventh grade year in a back brace that looked a little something like this:
I wanted to do something special for her, so I also included a gift certificate for a free custom-made hat so that once she is feeling up to it, she can design her very own hat. It's not a big thing, but I really hope it lifts her spirits and helps take the edge off of losing her hair.
Now, as I went to get tags printed up to package up this order, I realized that not only am I out of colored ink, I'm out of tags and bags. So, tomorrow it's off to the office supply store and the craft store. I promise to walk in, grab tags and bags, and walk out (after paying for them of course). Now to go find two coupons to use since I've just been tossing them all in the recycling to avoid temptation. :)
I have been inspired to add this gift certificate for a custom-made hat to my etsy shop in the future. It'll be a great gift for those hard to buy for people. I will post an update once the item is in the shop. Are you thinking about Christmas gifts yet?