Saturday, 17 February 2018

Wedding Fever In The Air

Well not one royal wedding this year but TWO.
I'm sure the royal brides to be are very busy with their plans and preparations for the big day as are the brides getting married this year.
I am getting ready to launch my new bridal and wedding hat selections in the shop.
So if you are getting married or attending a wedding you might like to pop into the shop at 56 Market Street in Hebden Bridge on Sat 17th March between 11am and 2pm.
There will be Cakes, flowers from Simply by Arrangement, dress ideas from a talented new dress designer Leah Toppham, wedding jewellery from jeweller Rachel Lucie , wedding photography display from Toast Of Leeds and of course hats and head wear ready to try on.
I can also help mother of the bride or groom with colour and dress ideas before going to purchase your outfit as this can be a daunting thing when you are not sure where to start.
We will be serving hot drinks and you can taste delicious cakes form The Kind Cake Co who bake cakes here in town with many baking options including fabulous vegan cakes.
Ask as many questions as you like and build up your ideas from the talented folks available.
I've been taking several orders for the Palace this week some for the garden party and others for the investitures like O.B.E. etc very exciting.
So if you want to come along on the 17th but have a few questions beforehand please feel free to call me on 01422 618322. Chrissie x


Friday, 26 January 2018

Dear January

Hello how has your January been so far? It's good to be back at work and getting on with all the new seasons work. After we were all struck down with the flu over Christmas it has taken us a while to get some energy back and in the swing of things but we are just about there !
So last weekend there was a Christmas present visit to Harry Potter World and as I knew only the basics of the story I really didn't know what to expect.
What an amazing place it is showcasing the talent of so many makers from woodwork, metalwork and of course costumes and hats.
There was a whole section of millinery as well as costumes and other fabric items. 
I was particularly blown away by the tapestries which were enormous !
It was a brilliant day out and I definitely recommend it as there is something for everybody.
Back in the shop I am working on wedding wear for the up coming wedding season and a wedding fair at Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags just outside Hebden Bridge on March Sunday 18th.
It's owned by The National Trust and is a really beautiful spot.

My other news is that I've decided to not have a website anymore as it's so much work on top of all my making and general business duties and instead I shall post items for sale on my blog so you will be able to buy online just in a different way.
Possibly a small post of things for sale each Friday afternoon or something along those lines.
What does everyone think of the general idea ?

However when you search for me on google etc there will be a page with my details and a link to send me an e mail or visit my blog, instagram, pinterest or facebook pages so I won't disappear all together.

Chrissie x


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas Everybody

Well it's that time of the year to sign off and wish everyone a very happy Christmas and all good things for the new year.
Thanks to everyone who have been to the shop and bought gifts or visited me at various fairs and on line it's much appreciated.
The new year will bring new ideas and designs as well as the start of the wedding season so I look forward to seeing clients old and new.
Just in case there are a few last minute present hunters I will be open chistmas eve from 10am till 1.30 when I will then close for a break and re open Tues Jan 9th.
Have a wonderful Festive break.
Chrissie x


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Plaids Herringbones And Other Gifts


At this time of year I get many requests to make a special gift for someone. They vary from hats to bags and other accessories but each one is unique and just perfect for the recipient.
I made a very bright checked turban beret in the wool cloth above. It was a birthday gift from her friends who she plays viola with in a orchestra for a northern opera company. 
Beautiful cloth to work with from Avoca Ireland. In Ireland they have wonderful shops and their own cafes and cookbooks.I'm not sure if they have their own stores here in the U.K. but you can buy their garments in a few places.
The past week was very busy and I met some lovely people at the two events I went to. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported me by buying gifts and hats for themselves.
The teal silk headpiece in the box has just been to a wedding this weekend. Lovely colour ! 
The red leather bags in my images are just about the most perfect Christmas gift, made my hand by my friend Cathy Edwards. I have two variations of designs at the moment.
I expect they will soon be finding their way underneath someone's Christmas tree.
So two weeks left before Christmas. I have quite a few orders to catch up with this week and Sunday I will be at East Riddlesden Hall for their Festive Fair. Might see a few folks there it's a very nice place to visit.
Personally I am a little behind with my own purchases but I'll catch up!
Chrissie x

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