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Friday, 30 November 2012

Leopard love!!

I was rummaging in my fabric box the other day, "as you do" and I found a small piece of the loveliest leopard print faux fur. It was even too small to make into a little hat. Not wanting to waste such a treasure, I came up with a cute kitty cat headband, which I'm very pleased with!! I'll have to rummage some more and see if I can find a few more bits to make another!
This is in the Etsy shop, click on the photo for a link!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Audrey Hepburn eye mask.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my all time favourite movies and I know I'm not alone!

I was inspired to make my own version of the iconic quirky sleep mask, as worn by Audrey Hepburn  aka Holly Golightly! I had all the materials to hand already, so here it is! Made from pale terquoise satin, with gold trims and blue rhinestone sleepy eyes, a soft cotton lawn lining and black felt inner for the blackout effect. Fastens with ribbon ties. I only have one ready!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

New birdie hats.

I still love making the bird cocktail hats, though they certainly sell better in the summer months. Hardly surprising in the UK, where we've had flooding and other various wintry weather.
Still, the hatties are always here, in case anyone should feel inclined! I make these to order, so the components are ready at hand and I give myself just one day to stitch all the flowers and veil onto the base, before finally adding the birds and butterflies. Voila! Your own summer bird garden. I'm showing 5 photos, but other arrangements of colours can easily be made!
These photos all lead to the items in my Folksy shop, but you can get them in Etsy also, many thanks.


This last one was a commission for a bride,  she wanted bright colours! It's not listed in my shop, but a similar item can be made to order!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Even more flapper headbands!

Okay, so this post is more a need to show off my new blog header and avatar, also made for my Etsy and Folksy shops. I've spent a couple of days making the Artwork in photoshop. I'm pretty pleased, not bad for an amateur!
The original photograph was taken of "Talulah Blue" by talented photographer "Bernie Cavanagh".

So I need to show a couple of photos. Yes, it's even more flapper headbands! I've sold all the ones from my last blog post, except the white dove, which is a bit of an acquired taste!
Luckily, I do have a few more to show, these are the last until I order new supplies after the Xmas holiday! I used up 50 peacock feathers pretty quick! Click on the photos to go to the shops! Thank you for reading!

Get 10% off in my Etsy shop using coupon code SPECIAL at checkout!

Get 10% off in my Etsy shop using coupon code SPECIAL at checkout!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Flapper girl fashion

I'm still mad about 1920's flapper style. I really want to make time to get more gorgeous dresses made, but suspect I'll be filling my time making head wear up until the Christmas and New year party season. I've already sold a couple of headbands this week, so I expect that's a taste of thing to come!
I have a few ready in my Etsy and Folksy shops, here they are!! What do you think of the white dove?  Thank you for reading, catch you next time!!
Beaded trim with veil and peacock feathers.

White dove applique with veil and feathers.

Organza applique, sequin butterfly, veil and peacock feathers.

Pink beaded trim, emu plumes and magenta veil.