Swift (Com)missions !
Laced Up #1
The first commission was a five day turnaround - Becky wanted Laced Up #1 in cream tangled sinamay with some additional feathers to style into her outfits for two separate weddings.
The second wedding is in the States, so those photos to follow next time, but for those of you flying to weddings in fairer plains wondering whether or not to hat, it would seem that carrying a chic hat box may significantly increase your chances of an upgrade ;) (And I suspect a baby bump probably also helps!!) ;)
Becky looking bloomin' marvellous in her hat at Wedding Number 1...
Two feather mounts (natural guinea fowl and cerise stripped hackle) sit under another wire, mounted within the hat, so that they're interchangeable.
She chose Strawberries and Cream in acid green with a purple tangled sinamay bow.
Blackberry Sorbet: Strawberries & Cream in acid green sinamay button and curls, with purple tangled sinamay bow (colour matched to dress)
And the icing on the cake is that she was so pleased with the finished article that she's very kindly helped to set up a meeting for me with the shop responsible for the dress (and her fabulous shoes!) - I'm visiting the beautiful Coco Rose in Warwick on Friday - (purple) fingers crossed...! ;)
Daisy Daisy has been on display in Susan Graley's gorgeous bridal boutique for 6 weeks, so it was time to ring the changes. This nude silk and white sinamay button is simple but chic, and is currently in pride of place in the window :)
nude arrow quills and pearl bead wire brooch
Finally, if you're stuck inside in this rather unwelcome rain this evening, why not pop over to Handmade Monday and see what everyone else is up to.
See you in a fortnight kids, who knows what colour my fingers will be by then..!!