Tuesday 30 September 2014

Coffee and cakes

Last week I hosted a Macmillan coffee morning at the shop and raised just over £50 so thank you to all that came and had coffee and cake and donated.
Spotted a lovely window whilst I was out and about, I always find architecture very inspiring and this window was just beautiful. So although a random picture I just wanted to add it to this post.
We have been busy stocking our home wears selection with a new fabric designs in neutrals making them great as house warming presents as they fit with most colour schemes.
This year I have added a hand knitted merino wool poncho to the accessories range, perfect for Autumn / Winter  easy to pull on and go and also great to drive in.
Can't quite believe it's October tomorrow but it is. I will be showing a new range of wedding designs at East Riddlesden Hall on November 9th and a fashion show in Halifax in October so there's plenty to be getting on with.


Sunday 14 September 2014

Happy Birthday Little Blog

It's five years ago since I started The Little Hat Shop Blog, I don't have a massive following but I do know that people look and read it as they will tell me when they pop in the shop to try something on they've spotted, and overseas readers will e mail me about styles they would like in a different colour. So I have been saving a very special photo shoot that took place earlier this year as an anniversary special.

I asked a few friends if they would like to contribute thier talents, bridal gownsbridal flowers, bridal jewellery, photo shoot hair and make up as well as Chloe and Grace who modelled, plus good friends who just helped and of course my pal Shelly for all that is possible in photography magic.
It seemed like a good omen when after a shout out on twitter that I was looking for an unusual bridal gown with simple lines and no fuss that the very talented Jessica Charleston from Bath said 'would this be any good'

A latex wedding gown that looked like liquid silk........ Yes that would do fine.!! Jessica also lent me the beautifully simple ivory gown as well.
Shelly from Toast photography actually thought I was joking when I told her I've got a latex wedding gown and a slightly crumbling chapel to shoot it from.
So after a little orchestration this was the result.

So far the pictures haven't been featured on any blogs so if you know of a little place it might just work well then get in touch. It's definitely a touch of Kate Bush brushed with a good dash of Withering Heights. 
Thanks for supporting the blog so far.
Chrissie x


Monday 8 September 2014

September News

September, the time when all the trees begin to show a little colour change in the most beautiful tones of green, russet and red.
It also starts to get a little cooler in the mornings and evenings so that means a few extra layers are needed to keep the chill out.
The two hand crocheted virgin wool neck wraps with buttons on the side were snapped up very quickly the minute I popped them on display in the shop, so more are being made in some beautiful hues next week.
I also think that last week was probably the last straw hat I will make for a while as most ladies will now be looking to have a felt hat made for Autumn winter wedding. 
However there are plenty of events overseas so I can't rule straw out altogether.
the two tone hat had lots of little crystals around the brim which gave a little twinkle as the lady moved her head.
I'm lookimg forward to all the winter accessories that will be made from now onwards as felt is glorious to work with and can be used in so many different ways.

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