Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Appreciative Customer

This fantastic customer appreciation pic comes from user emmaregina1. She sent in this very shiny snapshot of her husband wearing the hat:

Hee! Have I mentioned how much I love seeing Browncoats of the world sporting one of my pretties? I loves it I do. ;) Thank you to Janiene and Gerald!

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Star Wars Tote Bags at Ma Cobb's Hat Shoppe!

Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate!!

I've listed some brand-spankin'-new tote bags in my shoppe: Star Wars Return Of The Jedi totes!
This is the R2D2/C3P0 tote (the good guys tote):
On the back you find a desert scene with a few different ships and the word Jedi:
This is the Darth Vadar tote (the bad guys tote):
And on the opposite side you've got the desert scene with some ships, and the good guys in the bottom right corner: Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker:

These totes were made from re-purposed vintage Return of the Jedi twin sheet sets! The fabric was barely used, and has been washed and then interfaced for durability. More details about these particular totes can be found at Ma Cobb's Hat Shoppe!
I'll be listing a couple more Return of the Jedi totes in the future, as well as a few other new tote designs made from re-purposed kitchy vintage sheet sets. So stay tuned! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Letter to Ma Cobb from Jayne

Ma Cobb received a very interesting wave from a very fine Browncoat this week, and I thought it might be of interest to other Browncoats, so here it is folks:

"Dear Ma,

Thank you much for my new hat. The rest of the crew is very jalus and wish they had a mom like you who loved them. Little Kaylee likes it, and Wash said it makes people know I am brave when they see me wear it. I think it is cunning the way you made it and it will keep my hed warm in my travels.

I am sorry sis is not feeling good. She has been sickly since she came down with that case of the cold robbies. My job is sometimes dangerus but its that nutcase girl on bord who really scares me.

Love your son,

Just wanted to thank Bob for this fantastic in-character letter to Ma. I love it! :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

More Customer Appreciation Pictures

No new news, just wanted to pop in and show off a couple of customer appreciation photos that I've received lately. Have I mentioned how much I love seeing Browncoats wearing Jayne hats? I loves it a lot, I do! So if you're a constant reader, and you own one of my hats, and you just happen to have a snapshot of it lying around, be sure to send it on my way! :)

This one is from Molly! A very cunning hat, and her own matching scarf. I also like her tee (tee hee!).

This one is from gqbriggs! Very cunning indeed! He left me some super-fantastic feedback for me on Etsy, along with this photo!

This one makes me giggle! This is actually my aunt trying on a hat that I was sending out west to BC for one of my cousins. And that is indeed me standing behind her. Ha ha, I am strangely hat-less! ;)

Alrighty, I'm off! Don't forget about the January free-give away code (find a link to the post on the right)! These buttons are going fast fast fast! I'm thinking that I will have to post some up in my shoppe once January is over. But for now they are free free free! Get 'em while the gettin' is good! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New X-Files Buttons & 400 hats!

Another day, another post! Wow, look at me go! ;)

I just wanted to pop by to post pics of the newest addition to my shoppe! They're not exactly in the theme of Firefly/Serenity, but they've definitely got the geek vibe that I've been trying to nurture in my shoppe (you know, if I had more time to make and post all the ideas that I've got rollin' 'round my noggin).

These ones actually started out as a birthday gift for a good friend/Uber X-Files fan. They turned out so nice that I thought others might appreciate them. So here they are in all their glory:
9 Buttons for 9 fantastic seasons of The X-Files! Containing fan-favourite cryptic phrases such as: all lies lead to the truth, believe the lie, the truth is out there, trust no one, I want to believe, everything dies, tempus fugit, deceive inveigle obfuscate (my personal favourite!), and deny knowledge.

I shot them against the cover of my brand-spankin' new X-Files: I Want To Believe DVD, which looks pretty awesome (imho). I really like their simplicity and the fact that other people who know and enjoy The X-Files will definitely get it, and those who don't get it might just be intrigued enough to ask about it. And just as a little incentive, all X-Files button purchases from Ma Cobb's Hat Shoppe will come with a couple extra little X-Filey goodies. :) So enjoy!

I've been meaning to add these for awhile, but the holiday rush kinda left me short on time. As prepared as I tried to be I still only just managed to stay on top of things. But it was definitely a good lesson to learn and I will for sure be waaaay more prepared for the season next year!

It's kinda funny: I had my little "300th hat" celebration back in November sometime (I believe the actual order date of #300 was November 4th). And then I was so busy that I barely noticed my "400th hat" milestone passing me by! On December 17th I received my 400th hat order! Woot! Currently I am well into the 400's and going strong! So yeah, if you were wondering why I was absent from blogging during the holidays, it was because since the beginning of November I've knit, oh, about 140 hats! Wow! It is endlessly fascinating to me that a cancelled TV show from years back is still finding followers loyal enough to purchase a slightly odd-looking (but still very cunning) hat. But I loves it, I do! :) So thank you to you all for making my little shoppe a success, and for giving me my best year EVER! Thankee-sai!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's a new year and a new January Free Give-Away!

Well folks, it's 2009! Happy New Year! Wowsers! I've been so busy with holiday orders that it's been a while since I've had the time to update, but here I am! I know I'm a little bit late, but I wanted to make sure that I got the code out for the January FREE GIVE-AWAY!

The December Firefly Cargo Bay give-away was a huge success! I've still got a few temporary tattoos left, so for a limited time all orders will still come with one of the four designs. As well, for this January if you add the code "Hero of Canton" in the notes to seller section when you check out on my etsy shoppe you will get a random selection of three of these five never-before-seen buttons:

These are my "ode to Jayne's hat" series of buttons. They all contain a Jayne hat, on various backgrounds with the phrases:

"sweetest hat ever""pretty cunning dontcha think?" "Big Damn Hero" "browncoat" and

"not afraid of anything."

I've had the designs kicking around for awhile, but I haven't been selling them as of yet. I suppose that their popularity as the January free-give away will probably determine whether or not I'll start selling them on etsy. So please let me know what you think: fadingendlessly[at]gmail.com! Would you buy these? As a set, or just individually? Which design is your favourite? I'm really curious to know.

Alright, that's all for me for now, but I've got loads of news to spread so keep a look out in the next couple weeks!

Stay shiny,


Ma Cobb