Thursday, May 22, 2014

Feathers, feathers, feathers---

Feathers are just fabulous.   They are so versatile ..and can be used for any season hat making.   I had the opportunity to attend a master class  recently where we learnt so many ways that you can cut, steam, shape, cut , curl and twist feathers .An absolute feather frenzy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Brides who don't want a white wedding

I will be attending the  Yeppoon Wedding Expo is on 9 March 2014 and I will have a range of classic and contemporary headpieces for brides and her ladies.

I am looking forward to meeting some gorgeous brides to talk about what is new for 2014.  While I love creating beautiful and classic white and ivory pieces I also know that not every bride is looking for a white wedding...

A lot of brides are not choosing to have a veil so it is important to have something interesting on the head to make sure that the whole "look" is just right for that special day.

This is a wonderful option - gold sinamay feathers on an easy to wear headband.

Not every bride dreams of having their bridesmaids with flowers in their hair.  Rockabilly brides are looking for a headpiece that is sure to stay put while they are dancing the night away.
Great for a rockabilly bridesmaid and perfect for the days after.

Not every wedding is a white wedding.  Here is a little black number made from folded ribbon and mounted on a headband and finished off with a pretty upcycled brooch.  I can see that this would be lovely for the bride that has a little black trim on her gown or equally magnificent for a bridesmaid as a pretty hair accessory.
Black folded ribbon flower on a headband.

All these pieces are available on my Etsy site

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married

I have been working on a bridal range of headwear. Today I was able to take some photos.  Two of my gorgeous nieces helped me out by modelling some of my bridal headpieces.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Summer Hat Festival - Caussade France

Chateau Dumas is a wonderful place to get creative in France.  This year I was able to travel to France and participate in a week long millinery workshop.  Just as exciting is the annual Hat Festival.

Each Summer in France in the village of Caussade and Septfond there is a hat festival.  Part of the celebrations include a competition for milliners.  Entries come from all over the world.  I had booked in to do a Bridal Headwear workshop with the wonderful Dillon Wallwork at Chateau Dumas.  I thought it would be fun to enter some hats into the competition - just to see them in amongst all other hats from everywhere.

The celebration includes a fair and street entertaintment.  It creates a real carnival atmosphere.

There were some amazing pieces submitted in each of the competition categories.

There it is....

Me and my hat on the other side of the world.

Here's the other one - from Australia to France