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I encourage my clients to have their hats re-styled or re-trimmed for a totally new look and style because: -   Your hat might be squashed and need repairing or re-blocking into shape -   It may look out-date and in need of a little facelift! -   It is more economical to have your hats...

1  Make sure the hat actually fits you!  Measure your head, and the inside of the hat.  If the hat is too small, it may give you a headache and it will probably look out of shape when you wear it. [caption id="attachment_5331" align="alignright" width="190"] swirl hat...

“One of my fondest memories from the lead up to my wedding was working with Wendi to create the beautiful headpiece she created for me”...

A young gentleman came to me with a fabulous, collapsible top hat that had been in his wife’s family for many years and had accidently been squashed. I was thrilled to see this gorgeous hat as they were very popular around the 1920’s and 30’s. The hat was covered in gorgeous,...

Lynette arrived at my studio with a soft blue, World War II New Zealand Air Force Cap that belonged to her father. It was in quite good condition except for the years of thick dust and the deterioration of the leather hat band inside....

Jane came to my studio with a VERY large out of shape vintage, feathered hat. It was designed in the 1990's by designer Christopher Essex for Pat Wilson, a gorgeous, eccentric entertainer from South Australia. Pat had gifted the hat to Jane some years ago. It is really fabulous!...

Samantha called me to see if I could restore and make the brim smaller on her favorite straw hat. It was a gorgeous large brimmed straw hat that had sadly blown off her head into the salt water!               The crown and brim needed to be re-blocked (re-shaped) back into...

Creating a leather bridal headpiece for Alison’s wedding was a delight! Here is her beautiful testimonial … and images of her wedding day....

I knew from her first phone call that Alana and I would get on famously. She asked me to create a red hat for her wedding!...

Graeme “gravey” Davey from a funky northern beaches band, Expand & Surrender, asked if I could repair and stretch one of his favourite hats....

Beyond the Ordinary Tea House in Balmain was established in 2007 by the ever eccentric Colleen Kennedy. Colleen opened the hearts of everyone who entered her tea house...