Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Fascinators

Since Halloween is just around the corner I have selected three of my favorite designs to put up on my Etsy site.  If you want a pretty hat instead of a scary one take a look at these beauties.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Busy, busy, busy

I have been so busy I haven't had time to post. Had a broken hose in my kitchen, flooded 2/3 of my house and I am living in my workroom, bedroom, bath and my garage is now my kitchen. Also, as the chair of ALB's Yule Boutique, that has been about all I could handle.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sinamay Fascinators and Hats

Sinamay Fabric

Sinamay is straw like fiber from a plant that grows mainly in the Philippine Islands.

Many of the hats and fascinators you will see are made of Sinamay. I purchase some of my Sinamay bases from England or Australia.

Last year I decided that I wanted to be able to make shapes that were not available in ready made shapes, to choose my own colors and to experiment a little. I took some classes on how to work with Sinamay, ordered Sinamay fabric, some new hat blocks and had a very good time learning how to make my very own shapes in colors that I wasn't able to get in ready-mades.

This is what some of my new creations look like.