Friday 29 March 2013

A trip to Birmingham


Last Saturday it had been snowing for a least 18 hours and as I was setting off to the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza at 7am ish on the Sunday morning it was looking doubtful that I'd make it.
I had my van booked, furniture had been found, bought and painted and so much work gone into making that the thought of not being able to make it was dreadful.
I had some new look business cards printed, new hat boxes, I even had a hand drawn sign by my neighbour artist Julia Ogden and with the help of Rachel a friend from Hebden Bridge we did set off on time.
At one point we were following a snow plough on theM6 which is perhaps the best place to be but not quick.!
Arriving in the nick of time, snowing we unpacked the van and had fling my stand together. Rachel worked like a mad woman passing me things out of boxes then getting rid of empty ones back to the van.
It all took place at Fazely Studios which was fab, everything you think of when you think of a wedding fair you can forget, when it comes to putting on a show these guys really know how to do it, crammed full of talented individuals it was alive with inspiration.
I had a great time, came back with orders, sold something within the first 10 minuets of opening and met some great people.
To see more fantastic images have a look at Jay mountford's blog


Friday 15 March 2013

Weddings Galore

 It's the time of year where all the Easter weddings are getting ever closer, people are making last minute arrangements, checking all their lists TWICE, and picking up their bespoke head wear.
Today was no exception at the shop, with a felt pill box hat and contrasting silk clutch and a taffeta headdress both now nestled in their boxes waiting for that special day.
I've had an incredibly busy week with a photo shoot at our beautiful town hall on Thurs, lots of bridal pieces to make including one ordered on Monday, picked up on Thurs at 6pm..! It's now only one week till I go to Ewe wedding fair so I too am checking my lists.


Thursday 7 March 2013

A Cumbrian Wedding

It was great to see that Ellen a bride I made a hat for last year had her wedding featured on the unstoppable wedding blog RockNRollBride this morning. There was a post last year about the little felt hat and the gorgeous Liberty Freedom who are very kindly loaning me some clothing for a shoot next Thursday.


Tuesday 5 March 2013

Mirror Mirror on the wall

As the date for EWE wedding extravaganza draws closer I am preparing all my props and furniture that I will need to set my scene and display my wares.
This beautiful Victorian mahogany vanity mirror has been given to me [as a swap for hats] by a friend who owns Zeitgiest salon here in Hebden Bridge. How lucky am I.!
 I have also bought an old dressing table with a knee hole so that ladies will be able to sit and look in the mirror while trying on hats etc. The dressing table is very simple so it's being painted a great shade of dark red at the moment. I am looking forward to seeing the two pieces together soon. Now I have to keep making.
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