We are feeling extra patriotic today.

Man’s Uncle Sam Costume,” early 20th century, made in the United States

Embroidered Picture,” c. 1800, by Sarah Montgomery Thompson

Girl’s ‘Martha Washington’ Costume,” c. 1918–25, made in the United States

Woman’s Scarf: ‘Liberty’,” c. 1984–86, designed by Hermès

Let’s Talk About My New Hat

A ton of people have been asking me about this fabulous new hat I’ve added to my ~14th century inspired collection recently, so I thought I’d say something about it.

No, I didn’t make it! I’m not nearly that talented in the art of felting and millinery, I’m still learning. I can only hope that one day I will be anywhere near this level  of craftsmanship - this beautiful piece has been crafted by someone with 30 years of experience in headpiece design: Wendy Diggles of The Crowned Heart.

Kieran and I happened across their shop at Abbey Medieval Festival earlier this month in Queensland (I was there for work, running our ArmStreet Australia shop) and I found myself gravitating there every time I went for a wander. It’s honestly a miracle I didn’t spend any more money there - I was one visit away from buying a gorgeous hood. Ah well, next year!

The Crowned Heart is run by Maureen Lillie and Wendy Diggles, two sisters with some serious talent. You can read more about them on their website here - it’s quite impressive! Here’s their Facebook page as well. Happy hat hunting!

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We are getting closer and closer to that time again. There is less than 100 days left before Halloween!!!! My favourite time of the year. IF you or anyone is looking for costume ideas, or wanting to go as Jack Skellington, and have no idea where to start. Check out my shop on Etsy. I make Jack Skellington Bat Bow ties, 18 inches (adult size), and 12 inches (kids size), Adults and kids can wear both sizes. I also make hair bows of the Jack ties. Come check it out. It’s better to order sooner than later, the closer to Halloween, the risk of the tie not getting to you in time.