Archive | June 2012


This evening I made a hat…..Image

It is a total rip off of this one from Angelic Pretty


which apparently is from last year.

I am really happy with my version,(though looking at the inspiration, mine might need more rhinestones) except I got the hat base from Barnett Lawson and they have changed the shape of their mini top hat block slightly or something , the one I bought before has a tilted crown that splayed out slightly at the top and was far more elegant, this one just goes up and down, which is not as pretty.

However on reflection I may have got my previous hat base from the Millinery Centre in Victoria instead, so I might have to go back there some time and check..which is a pain cuz there is absolutely nothing else in Victoria…I do think their hat bases are cheaper though, which is never a bad thing!

Anyway.close up of the hat….Image

It ended up with a Hello Kitty on it cuz that was genuinely the only appropriately sized toy I could find.  Whatever happened to tacky miniature teddy bears? I tried tescos and the pound shop and the slightly seedier rip off of Clinton Cards in Catford and Hamleys in central London and nothing, the world used to be crawling with them..has the mini teddy bear gone extinct?

Also today I put the clip on a bow I made ages ago to go with my Ghastlies print dress..


It does not look majorly impressive, but the struggle I have been through to try and find hair clip blanks has been truly epic! For about a year all the haberdashers have been out of them, and every time I asked ¬†kept suggesting Superdrug would do them, which really they don’t. So I am totally glad one of them finally has them in again!

In other news, it would be nice if it stopped raining!