Friday, October 28, 2011

Boutique at the Barn!

The Demi-Millinery will be at the Boutique at the Barn again this year.  It is tomorrow Saturday, October 29th from 10am -4pm at Fallbrooks Farm on Jackson School Road in North Plains.

 I look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First Fruits of Autumn

What a cute model I was able to work with this week!  These hats were designed for adults but she looked so sweet in them.  I try to keep my hats on the smaller side so that they can work for children as well as adults.
Halloween Halloween Anyone? Russian net with chenille dot veil, glittering black rose, feathers, tulle, ribbon.
Prim and proper, ecru striped silk with copper threads.  Elegant, with a simple bow.
Hunting hat
Handmade bias tape, Russian net fan, pheasant feather, antique button.
Sugar and Spice - iridescent honeysuckle bow on a headband.

Monday, September 12, 2011

How I Spent My Summer pt. 3

Margo, the mother of the groom commissioned me to make a piece for her to wear to her son's wedding.  I ended up making a piece for her two daughters as well.  The colors for this wedding were crimson, black and crystal.

This was Alyssa's piece  designed to be worn like the Carmen with a low side chignon.  She wanted a simple hydrangea and that was that, we toyed with adding feathers or leaves but in the end we were very happy with this simple flower.

Deirdre wanted a headband and a hint of a birdcage veil with satin flowers.
 Margo's was my favorite.  She wanted a silk flower but with a slightly lower profile than the roses I use for grandes.  As I was looking for smaller roses I found these AMAZING red and black pheasant feathers.  A bit of crystal to tie in to the wedding colors and some red and black net and "voila!"  She was a show stopper and she even wore it to church the next morning.

How I Spent My Summer pt. 2

 Marci was a very exciting bride to design for. I THOUGHT I knew what she was going to want and I was thinking "ROYAL WEDDING BIG" but she totally surprised me with wanting a very traditional, feminine piece. Her dress was white white which was a challenge in itself but we had fun with pearls, and mirabou feathers!
Her colors were cornflower blue, chocolate and silver. I made 5 bridesmaid pieces like this one.

Action Shot, the room was very dark so I HAD to use my flash!

How I Spent My Summer pt. 1

My Nephew-in-law was married this summer and I had the honor of making some ornaments for the bridesmaids and the flower girl (Oh, and since she was my daughter I made the dress too!) . The colors were black and green.

The bride sent me a picture of a similar piece in white and I did my best to translate it to black.  
The flower girl headband was made out of taffeta and pearls.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bonnet

It is a tiny picture but it is the best one I have of today's Easter Bonnet (my photographer was not in the mood for taking pictures.)  I have been planning this little hat for more than a year.  Last night I forced my self make it - I wouldn't allow myself to wear my new dress without it.  It feels so great to have finally accomplished my design and that it turned out as I planned.
White and pekoe green ranunculus on a buckram form secured with combs.
  It doesn't have much height it is just the angle of my head that makes it look tall.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Baskets and Bonnets

Now is the time to order your special pieces for Easter and Spring!
These are my naughty bunnies, hand knit, soft and cuddly just right for tucking into an Easter basket for all ages.  You choose the color any color (not limited to what you see here) and I will even include a tiny carrot or mini head of lettuce.
Telephone: 503.847.9619

The standard naughty bunny measures about 3" square but I can make larger bunnies if desired.

Also don't forget to order custom spring hair ornaments!