I've always loved doing projects ever since I was a teenager like sewing, and knitting and of course I loved fashion clothing and stylish hats. So it was only natural I would be drawn to making my own hats.
I learnt the trade of millinery by completing a N.S.W Tafe certificate in fashion headwear in 1995. Once you learn the fundamentals of making a felt or straw hat then learning new skills and techniques becomes a passion and that's when you can bring out your own personality and style..You really begin to appreciate the art of creating and it's important to keep up with new millinery trends.
Looking after my health physically and mentally is also very important to me and so I'm often watching what I eat and trying to balance my life..Although that doesn't always go to plan because I do like my cheese and chocolate and I am trying to not get caught up with the distraction of social media.
I love the freedom of setting my own work days and hours so I can pursue other interests, like travelling. My home is in the Wollongong area on the South Coast of N.S.W. in Australia and it's such a beautiful place nestled between the mountains and the ocean. I am also blessed because I live near a lake which is a great spot for all water sports.
Millinery for me is addictive and I love that it allows me the variety of working with different materials and to appreciate texture and design. It also teaches me patience and time management in all aspects of my business .
Of course my family is all grow up and moved on with their own families so there is just hubby and myself, not even a cat or dog.. Working alone I like to listen to classical music in my workroom as this helps to calm me and at the same time adds a bit of noise around me.
My goal is to put the "fun" into functional fashion. because I know that looking stylish and comfortable can make your day a whole lot better. And that's why I'm committed to bringing you the latest trends as well as creating classical pieces. It's all in the details to create unique head wear that you will cherish now and years to come..
Learning to define your own style, and colours which optimizes your best assets is an advantage to every woman who is fashion conscious. The range of materials I use will be appropriate to the seasons, straw for Spring/Summer, and felt for Autumn/Winter for example. Choosing your personal colours, and using different materials, and styles that compliment your total look should be pleasing to the eye. My aim is for you is to be completely happy and confident with your shopping experience.
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