Frontpage glory On Etsy

As captured by the lovely Jahnut!

It’s such a buzz to get onto the frontpage of Etsy(for those who don’t know it……are there folks out there reading me who DON’T???…so Etsy is a wonderful platform for handmade goodness where I sell my creations, and found a lovely bunch of guys too) great happiness for my friend’s and a little smugness as it might just mean that I actually managed to put 12 items I like together in an aesthetically pleasing collection! Enjoy!


Go green?

So yesterday I bought this month’s Mare Claire (UK edition). I sort of wish I hadn’t. It’s the “green issue” encouraging all of us to be green-concius when buying fasion. It recommends Stella McCartney, John Smedley and some other very exclusive (ie. expensive) brands some of which are entirely organic/green/sweatshop-free, some only have green sub-lines. As for people who cannot AFFORD the high end the only recommendation was buy in Charity Shops, and customise. Great. I’m into fashion, and do a lot of creative work apart from my hatlings too, but surely we cannot expect people to ALL go down that route? I felt that Etsy with it’s hand made ethics would have been such a fittingly good example and also affordable for all of us. Surely we cannot hope for the word to go green if being green is the privilage of the wealthy? Anyway, sorry for ranting 😉 Here is an amazing example of the greenest of Etsy sellers, Vintage Vacations  is based on the Isle of Wight and makes the most amazing, funky clothes of vintage fabrics, even upcycling vintage table linen. I just adore her style, and the caravans too 😉 Duster Coat

Hello world!

Well HELLO to you too! I’m Kristina, the not so slightly mad hatter of Kankalinhats with a well developed fashion/internet/Guns n’ Roses obsession. That brings me to the title, pitypang is dandelion in my mother tongue Hungarian, and that expresses very much who I’m: half Hun and now half British, hard and soft, serious and silly, so there we go. I hope I’ll write things some of you will be interested in, but if not just let me know, or just tell me to shut up, by pressing the X. ;-DDD See you again soon!

K. (which stands for Kristina, and Kankalin, Kanka, and all sorts of other names people might call me. K it is then.