November… Ain’t nothin but a ‘not-Spring’ thing

In Get Hats, Latest News, The Multi-Slouch on November 4, 2011 by sioso

November marks the beginning of sometimes crazy consumerism leading up to the Holidays.

Mama puts forth a triple challenge: THIS HOLIDAY (check this video out) and

  1. DO SOMETHING – random and kind for someone else (near or far)
  2. GO GREEN- reuse/ recycle /repurpose EVERYTHING POSSIBLE (incl. wrappings)
  3. BE MINDFUL- Make something or Buy something locally handmade (hint – hint)


Mama says: Put A Hat On! Mandala Wishmark card sets ($7.50 ea/ 3 for $20) have landed at “LAND“. 110-243 Union St (between Main & Gore). Perfectly paired with Mama’s environmentally conscientious Mandala wishmark sets, LAND is all about creating a healthier, less stressful & wasteful world. LAND features recycled, re-loved materials like towel bars made from driftwood as well as Koo Koo Design’s organic loungewear, towels, blankets and other affordable green accessories and gifts.

Mama says: Put A Hat On! is at at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council Gift Shop. There are a selection of holiday hats and Adinkra story pouch sets (with double for nottin’ NEW books, as gifts with purchase). They are available for purchase M-F 9-5 & Sat 12-5. West African Adinkra symbol influences are part of my original designs.

Also continuing are showings at Mis’cellany Finds Commercial Drive location. A wonderful local business and social enterprise Mis’cellany Finds  continues helping to turn make believe into reality for THIS local women (and many more) through their non-profit WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN (W4) . The Stores (advocating responsible reconsumption) will be FEATURING: a collection of Mama says: Put a Hat On!  adult & youth hats!!

AND…  The ship has not yet sailed for finding Put A Hat On! fall and holiday hats at OCEANA GLOBAL DESIGNS. located in the heart of the marine market area of Granville Island (near the giant propeller). They carry hand made embroidered boots, bags, clothing, jewelry and other decorative and functional objects from Turkey, the Silk Road and other regions. They showcase local artists’ and artisans’ work.

Two chances to WIN an ORIGINAL Mama says; Put A Hat On! creations …

story pouches with Adinkra designs

November 5th at Healthy, Happy Children: Brighter Futures” Autumn Family Fair sponsored by

Children Need Care Now CAPC Coalition – at Britannia Community Centre

FREE, but by registration only – Multilingual workshops on different topics for parents, a children’s program and a final performance in the auditorium ending with door prizes/lucky draw.  For information, call 604-802-4744. or email

Mama (Siobhan) will be doing a workshop on Storytelling Tools Woven in Living Colours. Through a variety of fun, creative activities they’ll learn about and practice storytelling,  explore colour meanings and play with a beautiful array of coloured yarns, weaving a simple piece of art.

November 12th NEW PERSPECTIVES EVENT; Honouring Your Natural Brilliance and Move Your Thing, Energize Your Life

Mama says:Put A hat On! will be available on hand for future orders, off-site sales and have a door prize goodie available to be won by a lucky participant!!!

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