Peace & Hats


Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2011: Tawakkul Karman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and human rights activist Tawakkul Karman have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Prize Committee lauded their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and women’s rights to fully participate in peace-building work.

Leymah Gbowee  promoted a “sex strike” among efforts to end Liberia’s civil war. No sex until the wars were ended. Leymah Gbowee on Jon Colbert explains why Liberian women organized a sex strike.

Interesting how all 3 women wear some kind of headdress. Southern Angola headdresses.

2 Minute Scarf-WrapTutorial

Why not make a hat? Especially for the winter since wearing a hat can help keep you warm.

Here’s a foto of the artist Janet Cooper in my studio. Look at her delightful hat.  It’s a pill box type hat that she made herself with recycled materials.

Judith Boyd of The Style Crone seems to have a passion for hats similar to Janet’s.  See her at Advanced Style.

Greta Garbo and How to Make a New Hat + Welcome to How to Make a Hat + How-to Make a Ruched Hat, Threadbanger  video + How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters + 10 Free Hat Tutorials & Patterns + How to Make a Newspaper Hat + How I make an aluminum can hat (or two) in one day – Part 4 + How to Make a No Sew Fleece Tied Hat+ Head caps.

amelie nothumb, via

Amélie Nothomb wearing a Mad Hatter Hat. Amélie Nothomb is  Belgian (tho’ born in Japan) writer well-known in Europe. The sudden transition from a Japanese culture whose elevated sense of aesthetics demanded beauty in everything to a Peking saturated with ugliness during the Cultural Revolution has informed both the themes of Nothomb’s writing and her personal worldview. And, if you want to disguise yourself as Nothomb, you will need this tutorial on how to make a Mad Hatter Hat.

How to make a smart, waterproof rain hat.


For City Slickers, Backpacks Made From Recycled Umbrellas, Fabric by Annika Blomberg

UMBRELLAS: Recycled umbrellas, Riciclo creativo, vestiti e borse da vecchi ombrelli + Recycled Umbrella Shade + Umbrellas as light fixture + Scroll down for link to umbrella repair.

Food: “Cook Yourself Thin” Recipe Guide + Cauliflower with Nuts and Cranberries + Almond Quinoa Pilaf + RISOTTO  WITH PUMPKIN, ROSEMARY AND TALEGGIO CHEESE or RISOTTO DI ZUCCA, TALEGGIO E  ROSMARINO.

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