Someone’s feeling as light as a feather!!

Hi everyone, today is the last day of June, and also of MMJ. Its been an eventful month for me, and I thank God for everything that has happened this month. This is not a Me Made post, so no pics of me prancing about in handmade clothes. Today I want to share a little bit of what is making me happy and light.

So, whats this “THING”?????????????

Hat Making.!!

Royal connection……

Queen Elizabeth II HM Queen Elizabeth II laughs in the parade ring on day four of Royal Ascot 2009 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2009 in Ascot, England.Princess Beatrice in butterfly hat

I don’t wear too many hats, but I love seeing hats on other people. I always look for Ascot pictures to see the wonderful creations. I put the Ascot hats into 3 groups. The good, the  interesting and the WTF hats. lol….oops!!!

I’ve also been going through the websites of many milliners in London, and a few in the US. They are all so very inspirational, and I kept wishing I had the skills to make all those beautiful pieces. Admittedly not to the same standards, but close.

Food on my mind….

Ladies Day at Ascot - Thursday 22 June 2006

Gravity defying……


Day two | Royal Ascot | Wednesday 20 June 2007

So, where does all this gushing about hats lead to?

Oh well, yours truly has enrolled on a hat making course at the Kensington and Chelsea college, starting september. It is a part time evening course, and classes will be held every Tuesday from 18:15 -21:15pm. Exciting non?

Plus, I am also starting hat making classes with Rose Cory in August. Now for those who don’t know ( just like I did not until I started taking an active interest in millinery), Rose Cory used to make hats for the late Queen mother. How cool is that? Not only that, she’s got some pretty amazing things said about her:

“Rose Cory the milliner’s milliner”
“…Rose Cory who seems to have taught every
couture milliner in the country”

Harpers & Queen

Well, I might certainly not be a couture milliner, but I hope by the time I have finished absorbing all that I can from Rose, I will be able to call myself a milliner, even if I only make hats for myself, and my family……umm my high school friends……. university friends?….definitely some of the wonderful people I have been blessed to meet through blogging……i think thats it…wait….my colleagues, and their wives??????, maybe not wives. Anyways, the point is,


I am so excited. When she called me yesterday to confirm the classes, I almost passed out at work. It took a lot to calm me down. I’m still on a high.

The good news for you my friends, is that I will be able to share some of the things I learn with you, and you could also make your own hats at home.



  1. June 30, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    hehehe great post… some crazy hats…
    Im so excited for you hun… you will make great hats… cannot wait to have one. Lots of love…

  2. June 30, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    That's great! Pass on some tips, that would be really cool to know how to do!

  3. June 30, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    How cool! I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see your creations!

  4. June 30, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    I am very excited for you! What a wonderful thing to be doing – making hats is so creative and fun. I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful hat creations!

  5. June 30, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    Very cool! I don't think I'm going to finish my last dress in time either. I have it partially put together but we are going to Dallas today so I'm losing a lot of time 🙁

  6. June 30, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Gah! That is soooo exciting Dibs! Can't wait to see your progress!

  7. June 30, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    That's awesome! Can't wait to see what you make. And so glad that you're feeling better!

  8. June 30, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Ooh, how exciting!!! Fun examples too 🙂

  9. July 1, 2011 / 5:06 am

    Oh Dibs, you always make me so jealous with all your pretty fabrics and now hat making courses. I would love to learn how to make hats but sadly the only hat making course I can find here is on another island to the one I live on. I'm vicariously excited for you, though, and can't wait to see what you make.

  10. July 1, 2011 / 7:40 am

    I'm so excited for you! It sounds like a fun thing to learn even if you don't really wear hats. I'm sure others will reap the benefits of your newly found skills 😉

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