• Leaf Miner

    So you have decided you want to wear The Leaf Miner, but where and with what colours? So you have finally plucked up the courage to get a ticket to the gala, charity event or decided that you want to go to the theatre, (these are all suggestions to give you ideas of where to go) and of course my dear reader you will have many ideas and options of where you want to wear this fascinator, …….. you may even be wearing it at home while doing the cleaning. Sometimes when I am even bold enough I would be wearing it shopping, to give me the added encouragement and…

  • The Charleston

    I created The Charleston, because I had bought some feathers to create other fascinators with and wanted to make something a little bit quirky and smaller. As a designer maker specialising in embroidery and all things textile base, I have seemed to have collected many fun items to work with over the years and I found ribbon knit, (I cannot remember the technical name, or even if there is one) that is purple, but it has been dyed with multi colours, so some of the ribbon knit is green then fades into pink and then into purple. I then realised that I needed some form of buttons to top the…

  • Leaf Miner Feather

    Leaf Miner and Leaf Miner Feather are both listen on Folksy, but why call this fascinator Leaf Miner Feather, for one simple reason, I have attached feathers between the green and gold petals. The feathers bring the fascinator into another dimension with more life and movement flowing through it. During lockdown I was craving to see my sister, as I hadn’t seen her for six months, sometimes I can go longer and not see her for eight months. I was in a relationship and unfortunately we broke up a few weeks before while we were in lockdown and it would have been nice to have spent some of my birthday…

  • Pinning to Pinterest

    The website has been up for a week, but this is the first time I have had a real play in composing blog posts. I am studying how to work out saving images from the website to Pinterest, (I know I have a save button, but also uploading images to the web) and also navigating WordPress.

  • Finding my way through blogging with WordPress

    This post was published onto my Facebook page in April, as at that time my website was not up and running. It has been such a long time without my website that I have truly missed blogging and putting thoughts down on paper, but in this case the web. I write in a journal for my personal life, but having this blog is my online journal for Samines. I am having a quiet sad day and still do not want to face this day, but I am in my own way. A friend sent a kid’s video to shake out the silliness, which was quite nice to bop around to…