Tea Break Tuesday How hat buying has changed over time...

Tea Break Tuesday, this time I chat about how buying hats has changed over the years and how folks in photos in the past had the strangest looking fit with their hats.

Tea Break Tuesday My lovely old Till

Tea Break Tuesday this time the chat is all about my shop Till and the unusual things I keep in there. Ihope you are enjoying these little rambles and insites into the world of ornamentology, if so please do subscribe to my YouTube channel and get the updates as they are added. Thank you 

Tea Break Tuesday the hat stand and the goggles....

Tea Break Tuesday, another hat stand story together with it's unlikely pairing with some very dirty goggles. I hope you enjoy these little forays into the world of ornamentology? 

On Tour at last

Due to many things this will be my first outing this year and I'm off to Goole to a one day steampunk event here is the link to the event


And an image to wet your appetite, hope to see you there... 

Tea Break Tuesday Glorious Gloria

In this time's edition of Tea Break Tuesday I tell the story of Glorious Gloria the 1950's wig stand and how repurposing things I find is almost an obsession 

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Tea Break Tuesday How to Repurpose a Hat Stand

Tea Break Tuesday, This time I am discussing how I repurpose a tired looking hat stand, I use a book from a charity?thrift shop & tissue to depoupage and decorate it into a pleasing hat stand.this is a two part tutorial so pop along to the next one... 

Tea Break Tuesday The LN Travelling Trunk

This time I tell you the story of how I precured this wonderful Edwardian Travelling Trunk and uncovering who LN really is....

Tea Break Tuesday The Carpet of Captivity....

This time we areheafing into the world of ornamentology via The carpet of Captivity, I hope you like it.... 

The online shop is live...

At long last the online shop is up and running.
About time I hear you shouting. Well I have to agree, it has been a long time coming and there has been a number of versions on the cutting room floor...

Take a look and I hope you like it.

More lovely things and categories will be added as I go along.

New Feature Tea Break Tuesday

This is a a new feature I am trying "Tea Break Tuesday" in this feature I will be posting little snippets from ornamentology, the world of hatting & The other side of ornamnentology which will include hacks, recipes, links to other lovley folk's stuff  and general rablings about life of a fine artist and milliner.

I hope you find these amusing and maybe even helpful...

this one is about the inception of my selfie frame...

Messing about in hats

Hello everyone,  not sure about you but I missing wearing my steampunk gear very much. To that end I took to my garden to mess about in a few of my hats. There will be images and general madness to follow as I edit the vlog into sound bites of silliness.

Keep well everyone until we meet up in all our finery again




Here at Last

After much deliberation and cogitation I have the great pleasure to anounce the opening of my new website.

This virus has afforded me and my tech elf (son) the time to work together and build this site following on from the rebranding my friend Lea  from www.rootstudio.co.uk had already done some time ago.

If you would like to share anything in the news section of this site please contact me through the contact page in the menu bar.

Once again thank you all for your continued support.

All best love and keep safe everyone.

Smoking Caps

This is the first of many of my new range of smoking caps, made from upcycled scraps of fabric in luxurious velvets and silks. I will be making some tassels from remnants of yarn and thread also. Currently working on the sizing. I know I should have listened in maths class about circles, thank heavens for google!  Let me know if you fancy one of these and we can work together on your idea...

Are you Frazzled & Jaded?

Are you feeling a little frazzled and jaded in these ever changing times, I know I am?

However it is extremely important that we all follow the government guidelines and keep ourselves safe.

Keep well and safe out there folks and we shall meet on the other side of this virus in our finery with much relief to just be there.

browse my shop and remember the postal delivery sevice is still available.

Best love to you all. 


aka the hat elf


Mannequins to display your outfits?

As many of you know I've updated my pop up hat shop and to this end I am wondering if any of you folks would like a decorated mannequin upon which to display your finest outfit and hat?

I have male and female forms and am ready to work with you to bring your idea to fruition. I was thinking of decoupage with maps, cogs, paper obviously and anything else that takes our fancy...

Just get in touch and we can get started.

Comfort over Decoration!

That might seem obvious, but we can all get caught up in the decoration on hats and leave the fit til later. If your hat is a poor fit it will be painful to wear and then live in your wardrobe, this is far from great and very avoidable, correct measuring is essential or just try lots of hats on and only purchase the one that feels the most comfortable.