Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flooding Heartbreak in Queensland Australia

Dear Reader

As I write I am very aware of the heartbreak and sadness that many of the people of Queensland are facing as a result of torrential downpours and resulting flooding.  I am fortunate that my family and friends are safe from the flooding that has affected so many.  This deluge of epic proportions is sure to be felt throughout all of 2011.

The following link is to the Courier Mail's photo gallery.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year - New Beginnings

Dear Reader

Just a little about me.  I make  unique and artistic hats and headpieces  that are aimed at women who enjoy the confidence that a one-of-a-kind piece has to offer. An exacting  standard of production and finish is lavished on  all my pieces.  Love Hats provides   a service with  complete integrity.

I have been privileged to be able to attend workshops with some of Australia's best milliners - Neil Grigg and Waltraud Reiner.  I hope to be able to travel away in 2011 to gain further skills and inspiration for hat making.

My goal by undertaking this blog is to connect with other hat makers and  hat lovers .

I have been studying some old silk flower making books recently.  I haven't been able to attend any classes so have been learning to make various flowers by trial and error.  Here are the roses from a bridal headpiece I made recently.  I made the roses using the instructions from these and they were truly elegant - even if I do say so myself. 
Have a lovely day

Lillian Love