The wedding season has well and truly started with four hats finished and despatched this week and a full order book for the next month…
With Ascot now behind us and holidays to plan, I had hoped to look forward to a couple of weeks of downtime to develop future projects and create new stock. But weddings in the family plus a lively response from social media marketing has meant a renewed flurry of activity resulting in me beavering away in my studio for 10 hours a day despite 30 degree temperatures outside.
The first to go was ‘Diana Drinks Rosé a fabulous frothy number in pale dusky Pink sinamay festooned with plumes and hand made silk roses. Her new home is with Jessie in Chobham, Surrey (delivered just in time for Ascot). Next to go we’re two of my personal favorites ‘A Passion for Peonies’ and ‘An Invitation to the Abbey’ both of which went to Madeleine in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Finally today ‘Afternoon Tea with Granny’ was despatched to Davina in Salisbury, Wiltshire in time for her daughter’s wedding in August.
Now at last time to tidy the studio and start work on a couple of commissions for a friend’s wedding. First off the stocks will be an exotic turban style creation that is shown here as a work in progress. Thinking about calling this one ‘Midnight in the Casbah’.
Also inspired by a trunk overflowing with peacock feathers collected on my travels, this little number is awaiting completion. The popular vote for naming this one via popular response on Facebook and Instagram went to ‘Another Day in Paradise’.
So whilst I surface to breathe for a moment… sending you all joy and laughter from my little piece of paradise ‘Hat Couture’ in the unusually tropical Buckinghamshire countryside!