Maybe 10 or 12 years ago I bought this hat that I really like.
It’s a black beanie with a quote from Neil Gaiman on it ‘Make Good Art.’* He’s not the only person to ever say that, of course, but it’s part of a longer quote and I bought the hat from his website so it works for me.
Except that it doesn’t work for me.
Well, the quote works for me and the idea of it on a bay works for me but the hat itself?
It was supposed to be one size fits all but it doesn’t fit me.
So, I have been moving it around from storage spot to storage spot for years. I don’t want to part with it but I can’t wear it.
Recently, though, I brewed some tea in a smallish teapot and needed to finish something before I could sit down, drink tea, and read.
My other tea cozy is for a much larger pot so I didn’t want to use that. This teeny hat came to mind and suddenly I had solved two problems.
*I also approve of making bad art, or any art at all. The process is way more important to me than the results are.