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WELL THE SUN IS SHINNING AND I FEEL LIKE THIS BLOG SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS.......WHY???? BECAUSE I HAVE SOOOO MUCH TO SHOUT ABOUT LOL!!

THE SHOP IS GOING AMAZINGLY WELL WITH ORDERS STILL COMING IN AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE ORDERS NOW IN FOR OCTOBER!
I HAVE HAD AN AMAZING FEW MONTHS AND IT LOOKS LIKE TAKING ON THE SHOP WAS A GREAT MOVE, IF NOT A VERY RUSHED ONE! 

UNFORTUNATELY THE SHOP IS HIDDEN UNDER MORE SCAFFOLDING AT THE MOMENT THOUGH ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY LITTLE SHOP IT SEEMS THEY NEED ACCESS TO THE ROOF NEXT DOOR VIA MY ROOF SO SCAFFOLDING WENT UP A FEW WEEKS AGO! ITS A BIT OF A NUISANCE BUT ONCE THE SCAFFOLDING IS DOWN IM SURE THE STREET WILL LOOK AMAZING AND IN THE MEANTIME I HAVE TO JUST KEEP MAKING MY WINDOWS AS EYE CATCHING AS POSSIBLE!!

ON A POSISTIVE NOT IV HAD QUITE A FEW SUCCESSES WITH MY HATS BEING IN THE NEWS AND ON TV.
FIRSTLY WITH HAWICK COMMON RIDING I HAD THE HONOUR OF MAKING THE HATS FOR MICHELL (THIS YEARS HAWICK LASS) AND HER ATTENDANTS HEATHER AND GILLIAN, I ALSO MADE THE LOVELY JANES HATS AS SHE WAS THE ATTENDING MOTHER.
I HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE SOME PICTURES TO SHOW YOU OF THE LADIES ALL LOOKING FABULOUS!
THEN IT WAS KELSO RACES LADIES DAY..... I HAD THE GREAT HONOR OF BEING THE JUDGE FOR THE BEST HAT COMPETITION!  IT WAS A GREAT DAY WITH ONLY A BRIEF DOWNPOUR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON WHICH DIDN'T SEEM TO DAMPEN ANYONE'S SPIRITS!  THERE WERE SOME AMAZING HATS - QUITE A FEW WERE MINE SO I COULDNT OF COURSE PICK ANY OF THEM AS THE WINNER!!  BUT IT WAS AN EASY DECISION AS THE WINNER HAD MADE HER OWN STUNNING HAT!

I ALSO HAD A FEW HATS AND HATINATORS AT ROYAL ASCOT THIS YEAR AGAIN  ONE OF WHICH WAS PHOTOGRAPHED FOR A MAGAZINE BUT THE LADY WEARING THE PIECE DIDN'T MANAGE TO GET THE NAME OF IT SO I AM NOW FRANTICALLY CHECKING BACK CATALOGUES TO SEE IF I CAN FIND THE SAID PICTURE!

AND TO CAP IT ALL OFF IV JUST HAD A LOVELY EMAIL FROM NICOLA PAYNE (YOU CAN SEE HER PHOTO ON THE CLIENTS GALLERY PAGE) SHE EMAILED ME TO SAY SHE HAD BEEN AT NEWCASTLE RACES AT THE WEEKEND AND HAD WON BEST DRESSED LADY!! I MADE THE PIECE FOR HER FOR A WEDDING AND SHE HAS WORN IT TO KELSO RACES (WHERE SHE WON BEST DRESSED COUPLE WITH HER LOVELY HUBBY!) AND NOW AT NEWCASTLE RACES!! I AM SO DELIGHTED FOR HER AS SHE IS A LOVELY, PRETTY LADY!!

SO ALL IN ALL ITS BEEN A BUSY BUT EXCITING FEW MONTHS AND NOW WITH OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY COMING UP WHO KNOWS WHAT THE NEXT YEAR WILL BRING THOUGH I DO KNOW IT WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH HATS!!


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