Friday, April 27, 2012

Vintage Film--Three-Way Hat, Diamond Jubilee Millinery Contest, My TUMBLR Site, Etc.

My New Blog on TUMBLR
I came across this film some time ago and thought I would share it with you. I posted the video on, an interesting Web site I recently discovered. Please follow me there, as well as on my main site here.  TUMBLR is a place where I can post things fast without spending hours processing images, etc.  The content will consists of a little of my stuff and a lot of  others' creative stuff.

Millinery Contest
Wednesday/Thursday (usually if I give a day it's always the next day, since I'm a night person) I started working on a hat for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration Millinery Contest (visit Talenthouse for more details). The submission day is May 3, I believe.  OK, OK, I work better under pressure.  There is a chance I may not make the deadline, but in case I do I'm asking for your support.  I think how it works is that supporters on my Talenthouse site are notified when it's time to vote, etc.  If it does not work this way, then I'll remind you to vote for me, pleaseeee.  If you are not a Talenthouse subscriber, you can subscribe to the site or you can use your Facebook account to log into the site.  To  support me in advance, visit me at and push the support button, or something.  As you can see, I'm not a Talenthouse expert.  If I don't meet the deadline, then you will be my supporter the next time something comes around--no need to sign up again.  Thanks a million!

I'm So Sorry :(
Something else; I've promised to show you how I made the flower petals seen in my One-Yard-of-Fabric project.  I'm not stringing you along.  I've made a crude video, and director I am not.  Anyway, it's still in the can awaiting editing.  I'm still learning with this blog thing.  I thought that if I would state what post content was coming up next, I would create faster and post more often.  Well, there are 24 hours in the day, and ...well I will not continue this short-lived advance notice.  Ms. E', my granddaughter, demands her time..

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The French Room is Open for Business and I'm Excited Because I'm Taking a Millinery Class There on 28th!

The French Room Grand Opening Celebration
OK, I'm excited because I'm taking a millinery class, more specifically, a
Kentucky derby/fascinator class.  I love taking classes; I've taken some sort of class since forever.  But there is something special about the class I'm taking on Saturday, April 28.  I will be at the The French Room, not only to take the class, but to also support a group of wonderful women.  Although there are other partners, Colleen and Austin are the ladies I know best, friends.

I love to be around passionate, caring people like Austin and Colleen.  Plus, we share a special bond from the past.  Although I've been in California for decades (I'm a Southerner forever!), I still love "good old down to earth, front porch people."  The type of people that are warm and supportive.  Thanks for supporting me ladies, and here is a little bit of support back to you!

The ladies have created the type of business I've been looking for for years, one that offers a variety of classes to satisfy those like myself that not only love millinery, but also many other arts and crafts.  The French Room is located at 3195 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

Please visit the Room on Facebook and click on the "Like" button to keep up with all of the wonderful things that will be happening around the Room. To view the list of upcoming classes, visit the Room's Events page also located on Facebook.   Plus, visit Colleen's and Austin's blogs to follow these ladies' and their escapades around town and abroad to get a glimpse of how they live their life.  They have too much fun!  I'm sure The French Room will be a place where you will love to hang out. These ladies love life, and they will bring this love of life to their new venture.

Note:  Over 99.99% of search engine statistics on my site are questions concerning making fascinators and fascinator classes.  Here is your opportunity to sign up for the the April 28th class.  Book your class here, (on Facebook) immediately!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hatstruck Couture Millinery: What If First Lady Michelle Obama Occasionally Wore A Hat?

I thought it would be fun to see how First Lady Michelle Obama would possibly look if she occasionally wore a hat.  I must say, if she would adorn her lovely head with a beautiful hat, it would take nothing away from her classy style.  Not only that, could you imagine the impact she would have on the millinery trade.  Below is a video I playfully put together showing how the First Lady would look in a few of my hats.  Enjoy.

P.S.:  I'm still working on the next post (see bottom of last post); stay tuned.  Also, leave your email in the box to your right to receive notices of new Hatstruck posts sent directly to your email address.