Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bowler Hats for the fancy pants

Mini bowler hat handmade from scratch using a black satin. Black veiling, oversized bow and a huge black vintage button makes this hat perfect for true ladies and fashionistas everywhere. 

Don't know if I just have Titanic on the brain 24-7 but this hat would have belonged. 

 Alana at Vanity's Edge Design does it AGAIN! I could not be more in love with these vintage feeling photos of this little gal.

 Play dress up DAILY! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Terrarium Day!

When my most darling, my most favorite fellow gypsy craftess invited me for a terrarium party, I packed the dogs and anything miniature I could find and sped to her oasis! T has the most luscious, the most whimsical, the most inspiring outdoor space you have ever seen. If you're gonna spend a spring day making terrariums - you want to do it HERE. ENJOY!

 Some of our fixins'! Moss rolls, Moss rocks, Moss sheets!  

Moss Moss Moss!!!! Succulents! Succulents Succulents!

Big orange dinosaur. Check. 

Dino meet and greet!!! 

Tia Terrarium Tip!! : Sprinkle a bit of sand before you add soil for drainage and to keep your layers in place! 

Papi straight chillin' on the lanai. Dreaming of doggy terrariums. 

This is not a dream. It is real. 

My Juney always scouts out the prettiest seat in the house. (duh.) 

Dun dun dun!! Suki wants IN to play with the dinosaurs. 


 Hooray! My little birds nest terrarium.  Including an itty bitty water jug mi madre brought back as a San Diego souvenir. Love when things find their place! 

Tiny yard pinecones win again!

One of my dearest friends, Denise, gifted me this tiny Barbie ornament set for Christmas, oh, I dont know....a hundred years ago. Of course I kept it tucked away like a little hoarder. Clearly, they were waiting for this moment to arrive! 

How cool is it that these shoe boxes open? I super glued the heels onto the shoe box. Can't have any glass slippers slipping away. 


 Love love love Johnny Jumpers. I remember feeding these to a box turtle I found when I was wee. 

Of course Tia just happens to have a tupperware container full of sea urchin shells. The PERFECT addition to her dainty terrarium. This one is going to look so amazing as it grows. Buddah is pleased. 

What a fine looking bunch!!!! 

Come follow my Terrarium board on Pinterest as well!!! 

 Have an utterly delightful and inspired day all!! 

Jas & Tia

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wedding Top Hats

Mini Top Hat built and handcrafted from scratch using a white silk dupioni, net veiling and a vintage rhinestone pin.

 I looooooooove ruffles

So you can only imagine my DELIGHT creating a hat for this wedding dress!

Oh wedding season, you make my life beautiful. Congrats to Alice!!!!

As always for your own custom hat, message me via my Etsy SHOP. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bright Mini Top Hats

I am obsessed with aqua and red so I was stoked right off the bat to create a custom hat for Amy's wedding. As she sent me bits of her inspiration, I knew we had to incorporate all the little details onto her hat. 

Waiting with bated breath = totally worth it. Look it this magical package I received. Layered rainbow colored buttons for button bouquets, tissue paper roses from her groomsman boutonnieres and an array of tiny treasures. 

Could not WAIT to use this little paper heart. I love how subtle it is against the red silk and french net. 

 Can we talk about these delicious textures???

More buttons! More buttons! 

 I have to say once again how much I ADORE my brides. You are all so COOL. Which makes ME so cool! 

Love love love to Amy and her hubby-to-be!!!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Bridal Party Hats

I was so inspired to make hats for Michelle and her bridal party. M and her hubby to be are having a bright, funky wedding this May in Tanzania!! 

The inspiration photos for Michelle's hat! Love this teal bridesmaids dress! Love teal. Period. I bet it will be super comfortable to twirl in that! I considered doing the hats in teal, but with all these amazing flowers, you have to go with the color of SUNSHINE. 

The bride's beautiful hat in white damask, ostrich feathers and a bouquet of matching fuchsia flowers. Michelle will also be wearing a Two Back Flats birdcage veil. Cannnnot wait for photos!!!

 Michelle wanted the hats to mimic her awesome clashing bouquets. The flowers are meant to represent tropical Tanzania as well as the bride and groom's hometowns UK and Ireland!

I think it was a SWELL idea. I could not stop staring at these hats once they were complete. Pretty sure we pulled off a funky English vibe. 

And of course, they are customized even further with the hand drawn and crafted Mad Hatter tags featuring their wedding date. Adorable.

Love and light to Michelle and her fiance! We are so excited for you! 

As always, for your own custom hats, please visit our shop on Etsy. 

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