March 28, 2010

Emilia and Philip with their new hats

Filed under: daily life,Millinery projects — Cristina de Prada @ 1:54 pm

My most grateful customers, here you can see Emilia and Philip wearing their new hats:

And here is the cloche of Emilia while on the block. It’s a 5 piece puzzle block, and all went dandy, including unblocking (a miracle how when you pull out the middle piece the whole thing collapses and you can take out one piece at a time) until I folded the bottom edge in, and it buckled!!  there was too much felt!! It was supposed to fold in nicely but it didn’t and I had a hart time shrinking the felt so that it stayed flat… I’m thinking of modifying the block shaving off the extra wood, so that the next time it will work properly.


  1. Oh Christina, Wonderful hats. Fantabulous customers. Emilia looks so stylish in the fetching red bird adorned hat. Philip so suave in his swell bowler.

    Comment by Glorious Hats — March 28, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

  2. Cristina,


    Fan# 1

    Comment by Montez — March 28, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

  3. They look wonderful! Such lucky kids to have you to make them so stylish.
    K Q;-)

    Comment by Kate — March 29, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

  4. Lovely hats!

    Comment by Caitlin — March 29, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

  5. Pero qué guapos están los dos!!! con esas caritas!! bueno, y lo mejor, los sombreros!!! qué preciosidad!! tienen una forma ideal… se nota el trabajo que tienen detrás!! Enhorabuena Cristina, han quedado perfectos!

    Comment by Nila Taranco — March 30, 2010 @ 10:06 am

  6. Lovely hats and lovely children.
    Look up…
    Look down…
    Look left…

    Comment by Joaco — March 30, 2010 @ 10:25 am

  7. Hallo Cristina,

    Briljant! Zo weggelopen uit een boek van Evelyn Waugh! To quote the great author:”Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction”

    Groeten aan Peter

    Comment by Hans — March 30, 2010 @ 11:12 am

  8. Hallo Cristina,
    Wat een prachtplaatjes en het zijn ook plaatjes van kinderen!
    Liefs en groeten aan Peter

    Comment by Lidy — March 30, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  9. Just adorable! And what fun to model your new hats for the Web!

    Comment by Jan — March 31, 2010 @ 2:51 am

  10. Is this the next generation Avengers?
    They look perfectly in style!

    Comment by Jaap — March 31, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

  11. ¡¡¡¡Que sombreros mas elegantes y bien hechos¡¡¡¡ Me encanta el detalle, de ese fantastico pajaro rojo y del interior del sombrero, en el mismo color.
    Los niños son encantadores.¡¡¡Que lindos¡¡¡
    Felicidades Cristina.

    Comment by Carmen — April 1, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

  12. Bedankt iedereen!! Thank you everyone!!! Gracias a todos!!!

    Yes Jaap, they do look a little bit like Emma Peel and John Steed (by the way The Avengers are one of my favorite series!!).

    Or, as Hans says, they could very well have stepped out of an Evelyn Waugh! Wonderful quote, Hans! 🙂

    The truth is those kids have great style!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — April 2, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

  13. Cristina, desde luego, estos niños son todo un pequeño lord y lady respectivamente, guapísimos!!!

    Cristina, they are so incredibly beautiful and stylish; they look like a little lord and a little lady!!!

    Comment by Eulàlia — April 18, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

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