Thursday, 15 September 2016

Back To Work











Back to work after a lovely break with lots to make and do.
As you know I do love the autumn and winter fabrics and tweed is IN again this year so that has made me very happy.
The front of the shop has been painted and is looking lovely in the September sunshine today, this time it's a complete change with a paler colour pallet of pale grey and blue grey door.
Just before I went away I had a client that required a wedding headpiece rather quickly,so she arrived at 10am and left at 6pm with her hat box ! It's the whipped ivory piece in the photos and I am looking forward to the photographs as I never actually got to see her dress as it wasn't ready at the time.
Most years I have a hat sale in September and this year I have nine hats in the sale.There are various styles and colours including black, ivory, pink and grey.
Priced at £60 they won't last very long so get in touch if you are interested.
Must dash .. back on the school run!
Chrissie x

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Time For A Summer Holiday





It's definitely time for a break after the start to the year was just a tad dire !
So the shop will only be open the following hours until Sept.

Sat 20th Aug  closed
Tues 23rd  - Thurs 26th open 10.30 - 4.30
Sat 27th   closed
Tues 30th  - Thurs 1st Sept open 10.30 - 4.30

Re open as normal Tues 6th Sept 10  - 5

Chrissie x
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Twists Turns and Sculptured Headwear








Almost August already, who's going to a wedding this month?
I love that each wedding is so unique and so is the head wear required. It my job so varied and interesting.
This week it's a three tone [Soft gold  Ivory  Black] with a soft net and beaded trim head piece.
Crin is a woven farbic which lends itself to many soft twists and turns that create wondeful spirals.
I like it for this very reason as sometimes you need very little elce to obtain an amazing shape.
Another simple style is the wired vintage petersham ribbon headband as quite often a wedding guest just wants something simple but shapley.
Then there's the power dressing trilby. This one is a navy and ivory fine straw with a soft grey check trim.
Plus there are a few feathers for the trim. Yes me using feathers !
They are simple biot feathers that I have knotted to add a little twist. Very club tropicana don't you think.
I am hoping to have a break during August myself although nothing arranged as yet, hope everyone has a lovey summer holiday.


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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Big Blue Skies









Well summer has finally arrived and we have been basking in sunshine and blue skys in the UK.
On Monday I walked up out of the valley where we live and and picked billberries which are tiny tasty little things and definatley stain your fingers and clothes, but it was good to be outside and feel the sun on your skin.
As you can see I purchased an older Pfaff machine as they are just perfect stitchers and run as smooth as silk in my opinion. However the foot pedal was broken and caused a few issues. Then remembered that I have a German intern at the moment, after general laughing at our slow thinking, Theresa got on to German E bay and bingo a new one was available.
Wedding work continues with veils like the pale grey version seen here and the lovely thank you comes from a bride and groom who designed their own stationery. Fab isin't it.
Hope you've been enjoying the sunshine too.
Chrissie. x


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Summer Weddings (in the rain)







It just keeps raining at the moment.
Last weekend I was close to Lake Windermere cooking at cubs camp and it absolutely tipped it down right until we left when the sun came out !
I always feel sorry for people when they have gone to so much trouble with their wedding outfits then on the big day it pours with rain.
However there's nothing you can do about it so it's up with the  umbrella and best foot forward.
A selection of hats of the week this week includes a open weave straw which is tricky to sew when there's more holes than material!
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