Thursday, June 21, 2012

I am back!!

I had the joy to work on an amazing local project.  My roles included pattern-maker, cutter, draper, milliner, and stitcher!

Photos will be coming up shortly!

Oh, I began a Facebook Page!  Stop by and 'Like'@:
Monjio Monreal

Amazing projects coming up!  I will share those as well!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cigarette Girl Hats

I am always inspired by the past! I am fascinated with Cigarette Girls of the 1940's. I enjoy creating them with my own modern day touch!

My creations are made of a buckram wired base.

The base is then covered in the desired fabric and
decor, which are entirely hand-stitched.

I have created several in the past, and they are always fun to make!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My On-line Boutique

My passion for millinery and creating continued even stronger at a young age when I use to watch "The House of Eliott" with my mother! I was so inspired I even created an awful brown cloche! I am sure my mother still has it somewhere in a box!

Since then I had always wanted to create a well made cloche for myself. Recently the snow, the cold weather, and being stuck inside for days, allowed me to finally make my cloche!

Here it is:

I really enjoyed making the fabric flowers! And I love the colours!!

Recently I had been sketching all these amazing ideas. By luck I came into a wind-fall of amazing fabrics from a family friend. (Note to self- still have to make an adorable hat for his son!) I can not create as fast as I would like!

The by chance, I found an amazing source of 1920's cloche patterns! And here is what I have been creating:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HAPPY 2012!!

So we are now a new year!
So many resolutions!
I have been sketching and creating! Now I am ready to begin listing my new creations in my Etsy shop, but first I would like to make room.

Beginining on Thursday January 5, and ending on Thursday February 2nd everthing now in my shop will be on sale for 50% off!

Wow, now is the chance to purchase all those items you have been watching!!

Happy Shopping!!