Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Meet Louise

Louise was going to be a plain flapper helmet, but she wanted a wing, so she is flying.
She likes to strut so here are more views.

Vintage belt buckle on side wing.

A peek at her back.
Around to the left.

And inside


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Where on earth did the fabulous wing come from?

I am smiling so hard looking at it. I love, love, love, love it.

and I am posting it on my blog, if that is OK with you. Everyone can use a smile right?

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

This hat is gorgeous!! Love the wing!!

Can you believe I didn't realize you had an active blog until today (when I read Jill's posting)? I've been following up your creations on flickr but not your blog... DUH!

You make great things, thanks for sharing!

PhantomMinuet said...

Louise is absolutely gorgeous!

I hope you don't mind me chiming in. I followed you over here from Etsy.

PhantomMinuet said...

Louise is beautiful.

I followed you over here from Etsy. :-)

Glorious Hats said...

Thank you all so much!

Jill for posting Louise to your blog. Oh my, I feel so special.

The wing sort of created itself and then Louise twirlled and spun and ask to have it attached.

The wing was the left over bias strip - cut off from the faux french bias binding hat band. It got folded over when tossed aside, looked like a wing to me. So fondled it a bit, and looked at it, thought to add a fabulous vintage belt buckle and viola - Wing! Louise actually purred when the wing was placed on her side. ;)

Cristina, oh fun, glad you found my blog too. I so enjoy reading yours as well as your flickr.

Oh and Phantomminuet, how lovely you have made the journey here. Thanks so much for coming over. I'm working on your custom swing bag today - well actually two - you will get to choose which one you want.

Weaver said...

Strut on Miss (or is it Ms) Louise!!! Strike all the poses you want! Beautiful as always!!!

Ladygrande said...

How wonderful!!! I want a hat like that........I can wear that style.
Thanks, Jill, for the information.

Your hats are lovely!!!

Marie from Texas

Ladygrande said...

By the way, the lining is an excellent choice!

Knitted Gems said...

I love Louis! She's elegant, pretty and whimsical. Her wing just sets her off for me.

verobirdie said...

If Louise was in front of me, I'd have to try it on immediately. So classy!
And your TIF doll has a wonderful head. Wonder how her body will look.
PS thanks for visiting my blog.

njm said...

Great hat! The color is gorgeous and the wing...well words cannot express.

Sue in western WA said...

I also love Louise. She takes your breath away. Wish I could try her on...