Not (quite) MIA

Not (quite) MIA

The blog has been a bit  quiet recently, I apologise to all those hanging around waiting for me to post with baited breath..what? No one reads my blog? Well, thats just rubbish…   Anyway, to the 1.5 people who may read this blog, I haven’t fallen from...
A Productive Weekend

A Productive Weekend

I tried my hand at blocking with straw for the first time this weekend. Blocking is where you use a material, such as felt or straw and steam it over a wooden block, forcing it to conform it to that shape. It is the traditional method of hat making, and most...
Who Knew?

Who Knew?

In the UK, a haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, and other notions. In American English, haberdasher is another term for a men’s outfitter or hat seller. Who knew there could be two totally different...
Violet Pea-Cocktails!

Violet Pea-Cocktails!

When the Violet Peacock website went live a few weeks ago, Hal surprised me with a gift. He had been in touch with a Cocktail Mixologist and had asked him to design a cocktail just for Violet Peacock. We haven’t tried it yet (waiting to get hold of some of the Crème...