Friday, December 2, 2011

I just put some fascinators and a mini-beret for sale in The Art Market at The Wayne County Arts Council in downtown Goldsboro! Lots of great gifts made by local artists! Drop by if you are close!
******************************************************************************************************************** Arts Council of Wayne County's Art Market ******************************************************************************************************************** The Art Market is located at 104 N. John Street of downtown Goldsboro near the corner of John and Walnut Street. We represent approximatley 50 North Carolina based artists including potters, jewelry designers, wood turners, painters and writers.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Merry Market

We are very excited to be selling our fascinators at The Merry Market at First Presbyterian Church this Friday and Saturday! We have been working hard to have lots to choose from. Here is a sneak peek:
Here are the details for The Merry Market: Join the Presbyterian Women for their Annual Christmas Bazaar - The Merry Market November 18, 2011 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. November 19, 2011 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1101 East Ash Street Goldsboro, NC 27530 919-734-5392 Proceeds will benefit local, national, and international mission works HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, November 7, 2011

There is going to be a charity wine tasting this weekend which will benefit the local Arts Council. We were asked to donate a fascinator for the silent auction. We thought it would be fun to incorporate a wine cork into the design. We started with purple satin and added burgundy and teal feathers and some purple tulle and added the cork and some sparkle and Voila!
A Drinking Hat.... a Wine Drinking Hat, that is!
I hope it is a big hit at the auction and if you are local I hope to see you there!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The last few weeks have been busy ones for us! We have sold several hats and 2 were shipped to Cananda - making us an international seller!

Two of the hats that sold recently never made it to our Etsy Shop - here are some pictures:

This one was commissioned from an Etsy buyer. She liked the red and gold hat on our site (and seen in the previous post) but wanted a similar hat in black and gray. Here is what we made for her:

As you can see it was made with black, gray and silver fabric and adorned with a black peacock feather and silver filligree button.

The next hat sold at a direct sell party hosted by a friend. She had representatives from Pampered Chef, 31, Scentsy and Park Lane as well as The Chapeau Chateau!

This hat was fashioned from striped silk and adorned with teal and blue feathers and brown bird cage netting as well as a small gold button. Amazingly, it matched the buyers dress as if it were made for her!

This next hat was done for a Red Hat member on commission:
As you can see it was made in red satin, but you can't see the purple satin lining. Red and purple feathers are anchored by a mulitcolored button.

We also came up with a logo for our shop and goods.

We are now anxiously awaiting our first hat block! This will allow us to start making brimmed hats in felt, straw and sinamay.

Until next time, please visit our store on Etsy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello! This summer, The Chapeau Chateau came into being as the last of the Royal Wedding excitement was still in the air, and as the newlyweds departed for their North American tour. With a long lasting love for a culmination of things, such as the UK, the royals, old Hollywood, and most past historical fashions, we watched Kate Middleton with a fascination behind her fabulous hats and fascinators. We have always adored hats-from Scarlett O'Hara's big straw hat, through the Jackie O pillbox, our tastes have known little to no limitations.
Hats make us happy!
So, we began making fascinators! We hand make and stitch our fascinators using buckram and wire, covering with felt or other fabrics, lining and edging them. We finally embellish with a variety of objects from tulle, feathers, beads, charms, and more! We use combs to be worn, but have found alligator clips to be a very successful alternative for people with less hair and to prevent the needed use of elastic bands, headbands, or bobby pins.
This hat was made for a friend, complete with an owl charm, a touch added because of her love of owl accessories.
This summer we also had a commission from a 6 year old! After hearing about our hat-making endeavors, she suggested we make a sunflower hat that she could model. The petals were cut out of a yellow fabric, stiffened and sewed on a covered fascinator round. The middle was hand beaded for a whimsical touch, and lastly an alligator clip was added-perfect for a little girl to wear!
She was so excited!

Here are a few more glimpses of our work.

To visit our shop on Etsy, go to :
Also, feel free to ask about commissions!

Along with mastering the small fascinators, we have some exciting new projects on the way! We will soon begin the production of blocking our own big brimmed hats!