today i went down to granville island to get some procion mx dye and soda ash from maiwa, look for beads and get some fruit. i didn't find any of the beads i was looking for, but i did find a beautiful felt cloche-style hat. i have never been much of a hat person, but i really really like this one. unfortunately a hat is not in my budget right now. that being said, i picked up these laser-cut felt placemats! i thought they were a steal at $6 each and they look mildly festive for the holiday season.