Tuesday, 29 March 2011

My latest make...

Tonight I have finished my purple vintage felt fascinator with embroidered flower and vintage button, which looks just like a blackberry (that has been in my button stash for years!) It will be added to my Folksy Shop later.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Do you like my new hat boxes?

Arrived home this evening to find delivery of my new hat boxes, various sizes to fit different styles.... and a gorgeous shabby chic pattern!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Roaring Lion Studios: New Featured Artist-Heidi Lawton and her "Extra Sp...

Roaring Lion Studios: New Featured Artist-Heidi Lawton and her "Extra Sp...: "..."

My latest finds....

I have been working in Morpeth today, and during my lunch break, I had a quick look round the shops... and I found some gorgeous things!
 Crystal buttons, from The Sewing Box, and I loved them so much, I had to buy lots!
 The postman delivered this, just I was leaving home yesterday.... vintage embroidered hat trimming.
 A red vintage felt hat, and a matching vintage brooch.... ideal to re-make into a fascinator and use the brooch as a flower centre.
 Vintage glass bead necklace, this will become a tiara with one of my embroidered flowers. The brooches will be a fabulous trimming for a fascinator.
This is the purple fascinator I was hand stitching in my B&B bedroom last night.... I think it looks lovely with one of the crystal buttons!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Playing with felt...

So far all my fascinators have been made with silk, with blocked millinery net and then blocked silk, but it's a long process, keep waiting for fabrics to dry... so I thought I'd turn my hand to felt and have a little play!

So, on Saturday aafternoon, I had a trip round the shops and found a few felts hats for me to "up-cycle" and re-make into something completely different! Using my kettle as a make shift steamer... I blocked my little felt fascinator and an hour later it was completely dry for me to hand stitch the wire edge and bind with gorgeous pink leopard print bias binding for www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk
 On Sunday morning, I free machine embroidered the petals and covered a button with the leopard print... stitched the whole thing together... and I'm really pleased with my first felt fascinator!
I like to block the lining, so it follows the shape of the fascinator, and wrap the comb in ribbon to give an extra special finish. Add my label and it's ready for my Folksy Shop.
My Sunday night, I'd blocked a purpley and green felt fascinator... and looking forward to working of those little beauties next weekend!

Special Delivery....

I won this fabulous vintage hat / head block last week on Ebay... just the best place to find stuff you need! I love it! It arrived today... just as I was leaving the house to work away for a few days. I can't wait to get back and start blocking!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

My first post!

My first post of many!

I love creating one off special little pieces of gorgeousness for you to wear in your hair! And this will be my place to tell you all about it!
To view my range of fascinators and vintage style wedding accessories... check out my Folksy Shop :)