Wednesday 16 December 2009

Monochrome Girl

Be bold, very bold, in black and white wool print highland beret and shoulder bag.
It's smart, soft and very wearable.
I'll have both thanks.
Just hot out of the workroom this week but not too late to post for Christmas.
Beret £40 and Bag £45. Not bad for a classic.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Get the party season started

Turn some heads this Christmas with a striking headpiece.
Great colours, violet and lime green will definitely make a statement.
Tartan trim adds that Scottish flavour and V. Westwood signature.
You could say just add a black dress and killer heels.
So if you are heading for the party season, grab a slice of

Thursday 3 December 2009

The roaring twenty's

This decadent 1920's head dress has been made for a client's wedding to match her dress.
Silk organza combined with a beaded band creates this special piece which wraps around your head and fastens at the back.
If you fancy something like this for your next party just contact Chrissie.
Shame we don't wear such delights to the supermarket.!

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Smart and simple Cap

This lovely little cap is made from a black/pink tweed which is very soft.
It ties at the back for an easy fit and feminine touch.
Great for any outfit,plus if you wake up to a bad hair day,just grab your cap and you are good to go.

Thursday 19 November 2009


As Christmas shopping begins for most people early December I am busy making a few little accessories as stocking fillers.These felt bows are a great gift for all ages.
Wear on your coat or bag, or just like jewellery.
Lots of colours available let me know if you would like a custom one made from £8 plus postage.
They all have a different center,buttons,pearls or beads to name a few.

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Peach bloom felt

Peach bloom felt is very very soft and used for high quality hat making.These two cocktail hats have been hand pleated and sewn to create soft sculptured design.
I also used two small cut pieces for a trim on a pinstripe trilby.
All very 1940's don't you think.?

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Fire cracker

I have been busy making a few November inspired fascinators,this red one is from a sinamay disk and black crin flute.
Several pieces are showcasing in a local Charity fashion show this evening, with other red hot colours in the collection I hope they will create a bang.!

If you feel you could do with an injection of colour visit Chrissie's etsy shop or website to view other styles.

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Let it rain.

Who cares if it rains when you have this little number to wear.Turn a few heads,keep dry and look damn good in the process.
Not for shrinking violets but also the hat for bad hair days.
Lined with a damson violet to keep you warm.
Will there time for me to make one for myself.?
NAH I am always last in the queue.Maybe next week.!!

Friday 23 October 2009

It's in the BAG

This hand knitted alpaca wool bag was washed on a hot wash,which made it considerably smaller than before.
I added roses and a snap twist lock.
The straps are cut and sewn from embossed velvet.Very decadent don't you think.?
Fairly time heavy to make but the finised item is very pleasing.
Not too pricey £58.
It could be yours.!!!!! as this is very postable.

Friday 16 October 2009

fabulous felts

Juicy colours for winter,just waiting for me to mould and shape into cloches etc

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Sew city

Lots of sewing to do for the rest of the week plus some lovely felts have arrived for me to steam and shape over my hat blocks.I also have some gorgous new fabrics,which I can't wait to get my sissors into.!!
So keep tuned for finished products.

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Clutch that

A little clutch bag, always popular.This one is in a soft grey wool very soft but strong too.The gunmetal frame sets off the colour perfectly.The tricky bit is applying the glue to the frame and then the material.Close your eyes and pray.!!!

Friday 2 October 2009

winter warmers

It's starting to get chilly again so thought I had better add a few knits to the shop.
This cowl neckwarmer is knitted in mohair yarn and comes with a little coin purse/lipstick wallet.
So get out your needles and start clicking on the otherhand you could just get someone to buy you one.
Christmas is coming.No music yet please.!!!!

Monday 21 September 2009


Working on a velour felt [VERY SOFT) animal print little cocktail hat for the shop.
Not quite sure how I will trim it but I love the shape,would team well with a 1940s style suit don't you think?
Busy week ahead, I have even started to twitter all I need to start on is a new look website.You know how it is when you have loads of free time on your hands.!!!!!!!

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Matching Neck wrap

Got a bit carried away on my hounds tooth check theme but it looks good together.Nice and warm as well as On trend. (Sounds like Mary Queen of shops) Mary portas
Great for those chilly mornings which seem to have come around very quickly.Also thought a little corsage might add a dash of colour to a winter coat.
Anyway no time for chit chat today loads to sew so I will leave you with a picture of my latest
handy work.
All available in the shop or by phone if you can't live without one.

Thursday 10 September 2009


Thursday; Yesterday had a phone call from the Jeremy Vine show on radio two,asking if I would like to be involved in the show as they were covering a piece on the recession and how it had affected different people in business.
I think I will make myself the unofficial milliner to the show.!!!!
Still making the rain hats but have made some new berets including a tweed hounds tooth check in tomato red.
Hounds tooth check is very IN this winter so get yourself kitted out and stride out in style.

Sunday 30 August 2009

A story tellers necklace

Clare in action

A busy weekend

Well Sunday night already after a busy busy weekend I am catching up on all my little jobs.
Clare Lupino modeled some of my hats for various needs,website etsy etc and Ursula Holden Gill
popped in to see Clare wearing a necklace Clare made.We teamed it with one of my vintage hats which I am starting to hire and she looked fab.
It is still raining so as well as orders next week has to include a few funky rain hats and one of them has to have MY name on it.

Thursday 27 August 2009


Phew finished it at last.Nice Navy felt trilby for a trendy bloke don't do many blokes hats but this one is dapper.
On this photo you can just see my lovely neighbour's shop sign, Hannah Nunn who has they wonderful shop Radiance.

Thurs already!Very busy in the shop yesterday so a bit behind i'm thinking of changing my last name to something similar.

Saturday 22 August 2009

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