I spent at least two hours last week eliminating, one by one, every fabric and feather dressing I could think of for the green felt tipped brim... and I'm still none the wiser as to what to try next!
I also spent an hour or so binding metre of thick wire in green thread (patience!) to make a creeping ivy branch... before returning to the original sketched design and sewing the layered leaves straight on to the tweed! Argh! Maybe I should just start trusting my instinct again, because even though I took the scenic route, I am pleased with the final hat.
This was the best one yet by far though, I think the weather actually worked in our favour in the end as footfall was great! I had a couple of really promising enquiries which I hope will turn into orders I can tell you all about soon!
And I met George the Wedding Artist, who drew this brilliant caricature of me (and Hoopla!)
The eyebrows are my favourite bit - those Geordie Shore gals would be proud of me!! ;)
And I'll hopefully have a bit more to show you next time! Wish me luck... ;)
ps New Wings for Old Things is out now! Follow the link in the side bar to get your copy! Woop!