Sunday, November 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
shop. Both tony and I will be at the Lunenburg Farmers Market on Thursday, so if you live around here please come see us.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Upper Clements Park in the Annapolis Valley. Tony and I were fully prepared to be complete martyrs about this trip, you know....what we won't do for our children, but in the words of the boy- Upper Clements Park Rocks! It's Awesome! Epic! Really, it is.
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Friday, July 19, 2013
The Maritime Painted Saltbox, but I had never been there. The place and the owners/artists pulled me right in and by the time we got out it was time to head home. What a scene. Aside from all the amazing art, painted furniture and sculpture, the grounds are beyond belief. Flowers, flowers and more flowers and all these charming out buildings. It's really much more of an experience than a store. Your time in Nova Scotia will not be complete unless you go check it out. Lunenburg Farmers Market and it was time for me to pack. I have been having too much fun these days experimenting with different hat shapes. Home Grown Skate Boards. He's upstairs from the Lahave Bakery. Another must see, since he has a giant skateboard bowl built into the floor. One of Dusty's favourite stops. The fishboxes are beyond cool and made with Tony's usual over the top attention to detail. And now I am off to pick the boy up from camp. Either he will be full of wonderful stories or full of venom that I made him go to camp. (which, for the record, I didn't.) Well, hopefully, it's the first one. Come see me in my beautiful shop in Lunenburg.
Monday, June 10, 2013
For a couple of years now I have been selling my winter hats at Lady Luck Boutique in the Hydrostone Market in Halifax. This year we decided to see how the summer hats would sell. Well, they have been flying out the door. There's nothing more fun than getting a frantic message that more hats are needed quick and then two weeks later getting the same message again. On Saturday I woke up early and spent the whole day making hats for Lady Luck. Thank goodness it was pouring, so going outside wasn't an option. On Sunday Tony and I took the rare trip together to Halifax and hand delivered the hats. I'm embarrassed to say it was my first trip to the shop. It is unbelievably beautiful. It is a real hat shop. They also carry a huge selection of Oh Dina fascinators. Nicole, who is the designer behind Oh Dina works at the shop a couple of days a week, so Lady Luck is the place to go to find her work. Although we have lived in Lunenburg for 5 years now and Halifax is just over an hour a way, we really don't get there much. Honestly, I don't leave my home much. If you saw Lunenburg you would know why. But, sometimes a trip to the city is just the thing and Halifax was so fun. The Hydrostone area was completely destroyed by the Halifax Explosion during the first world war. The houses were all rebuilt with concrete blocks, or what was then called Hydrostone. Anyways, it's a beautiful little section of the city with wonderful shops and restaurants. Put it on your list. And hopefully you'll get to it sooner than I did.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
The diversity of crafts is wonderful. We have beautiful ceramics, jewelry, felt, wood carvings, clothing, shoes, dolls, woven tea towels, hat, hats and more hats. The whole experience is so fun. The ferry ride, the amazing bakery/restaurant, the craft co-op and then the gorgeous beaches. Not necessarily in that order.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tony has built me the most beautiful hat shop/ studio. It's truly a dream come true. This space was once filled with mold and mushrooms and when it rained outside it rained inside. I could never have seen the transformation. One of Tony's many talents. Tony is almost finished building my beautiful cutting table, which will also be my store counter. It is going to divide the shop into store and work space. There will be lots of crossover, but that's the idea. I seem to have a bit of a fabric problem. Admitting it is the first step, right? When I fist saw the wall of shelving, I really thought it would have that nice sparse look. I am still cramming fabric into any available crevice. That's a whole lot of hand dyed silk velvet ribbon. Buying ribbon and fabric is the real reason I make hats. I even get to display some of my beautiful vintage hats on the very top. I have two more tubs in the attic. This chair has been waiting so patiently to live in my studio. I found it on the side of the road a few years back. It looked nothing like this. My friend Aimee at Artisan Upholstery gave it a complete makeover. Staring out the window while I drink coffee and hand sew is one of my favourite things on earth. Now I get to look out at the back harbour of Lunenburg. This summer I will be officially open, but if you are coming to town before then just give me a shout.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
It's really happening. Tony just hung up the first round of hat stands in my new studio. I think I may actually start moving in tomorrow. So, is it true what they say? "If you build it they will come." See you this summer in Lunenburg, right?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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