The Bride said, "Humm what I would really like to do is make a hat"
"Ooh" said Miss Bela one of the beautiful Bridesmaids, "Hold that thought"

And so began the train of thoughts that lead to Nora and a very heavy suitcase taking the short train ride from the tumble down end of terrace in
a sunny corner of south London to the hustle and bustle of London Bridge.
This Saturday just gone saw Nora going down a
sightly different path on the workshop front.

My first Hen Do.

What fun, The Bride Ellie, her mother, Daphnie, the two Bridesmaids, Bela and Marie and 6 other Hens came along to this brilliant venue I found,
and proceeded to spend the next two and a half hours creating things of
fascination and wonderment.
Such a great idea, and I wish I could say it was mine, but sadly no it was Bela's.
Bela and I have a long history and have spent many a long hour huddled over sewing machines together, so when she asked me if i would be able to run a Fascinator workshop for her friend Ellie's hen do, I was delighted.
The idea of making a thing of beauty to wear to the wedding in October
ticked all the boxes.
I had such fun, its always great meeting a bunch of new people.
I love setting them all loose on a table groaning with sparkly fabrics, feathers, flowers, buttons and beads.

I love listening to their protestations of sewing ineptitude whilst watching them create something amazing.

And then i love watching them all leave with a smile on their faces and a beautiful fascinator stowed carefully and lovingly in their bags.

From the floral

to the glamourous.

Via the over

and under stated.

From burlesque

to simplicity.

From glitzy

to ritzy.

From the sweet

to the sculptural.

Happy times.
Good Luck on the 10th October Ellie, I'm sure it will really be a day to remember.
Nora xx


  1. Wow - what an amazing time you all had, and what creations, I'm very impressed and a little bit envious. x

  2. Gosh what fun- they all look fabulous! x

  3. What a wonderful afternoon! Thank you so much! ;)

  4. Thank you so much for creating the fascinator workshop for my Hen do, and for the lovely little gift. I think you've inspired us all! Brilliant!

  5. How brilliant! Looks like such a fun time! Beautiful creations as well.

  6. Wow! What a fabulous thing to do.
    I bet they had such fun too.
    Gorgeous photos.

  7. Those look amazing! Oh my god you just made me want to try to make some myself.


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