Living My Dream

I was recently contacted about partnering with the Ohio Lottery and their InspiredOH campaign to share the story of What a Great Hat. I’m lucky to be an inspired Ohioan and to have the opportunity to talk about my business and creative process.

Please click here to watch my two-minute video and feel free to share your inspired stories on the InspiredOH website.

 

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What a Great Hat to Participate in the Great Hat Exhibition in London March 22 – 28, 2018

 

I’m pleased to announce that my fascinator has been selected to be included in The Great Hat Exhibition in London at the end of March. It joins more than 300 hats and fascinators from 37 countries.

My piece was inspired by volcanoes, swirling hot lava and fire. It has a sinamay base and is topped with sinamay and feather “flames,” and swirls of crinoline.

If you’re in London March 22 – 28, stop in and see this fabulous exhibition and be sure to take pictures for me since I won’t be there in person.

The exhibition is a part of London Hat Week. The Great Hat Exhibition 2018 organizer is X Terrace Fashion Platform.  Tickets are available through the X Terrace website. 

Vintage Hats

I’m so excited! I just purchased a collection of 87 vintage hats. Here’s a teaser – 42 hat boxes full of everything from picture hats to pillboxes. I’m currently focusing my efforts on the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, which begins on Friday, February 22 and runs through the 24th. If you’re going to be in the Baltimore area let me know and I’ll send you a free admission pass. Once I’m back from the show, I’ll begin refreshing and restoring some of the vintage pieces, although most are in marvelous shape. Stay tuned because there’s much more vintage goodness to come!

42 Vintage Hat Boxes. What's inside?

42 Vintage Hat Boxes. What’s inside?

 

Lakewood Arts Festival this Saturday, August 4

 

If you’re in the Lakewood area this Saturday, I hope you’re able to stop by the Lakewood Arts Festival between 10 am and 6 pm. Although it’s my first time doing this show, I’ve had a lot of people – both artists and art-lovers – tell me it’s one of their favorites. This pretty knotted straw cloche has been one of my best-selling hats this summer – I will bring it with me on Saturday…you can find me in booth 13.

Natural Knotted Sisal Cloche