February Giveaway - Fascinating Fascinators!
Welcome back to our blog - and our monthly giveaways! Due to our current work-load, we weren't able to organise anything in time for January, but happily, several kind
people have offered to sponsor pots - and we're getting started with a bang this month!
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor yourself, please get in touch - there are lots of spaces available in 2012, still.
The rules are as follows: to enter, visit our sponsor's links (at the end of the post) and then post a comment here, telling us which of their items is your favourite.
Entries are accepted at our discretion and the winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday 29th February 2012.
And the prize? An amazing fascinator, which will be bespoke-made for the winner, up-to the value of £45. Time for us to introduce our generous sponsor and her beautiful work,
so without further ado, meet Rachel from Spirit of Harlequin!
Spirit of Harlequin (by Rachel Fawcett)
I make fascinators, headpieces and related items such as shoe clips and corsages too. I always have items for sale in my Etsy shop which are always one-off,
unique designs - you can rest assured that no-one else will have one like it!
Mostly, though, I make my pieces as a bespoke service, so someone will get in
touch with me when they have an outfit for a particular occasion for me to make something to co-ordinate with that. This way I can consider what will suit
them and their hair type, and can incorporate certain features that they particularly like - a little like pick 'n' mix headpieces!
I have always loved dressing up, I need very little excuse! but I would always find it very hard to find something in the shops to match a particular
outfit perfectly and in the right colours, so I decided to learn to make my own creations. Sinamay, which is the material I use a lot in my designs,
is wonderful to work with, comes in so many beautiful colours and with a little imagination there is so much you can do with it.
I made a couple for
myself, but then just got carried away and I couldn't stop, making them for friends and family and then putting some for sale on Etsy, and the rest,
they say, is history! It is the best feeling in the world to know that someone likes your designs and really appreciates your craft, and I have received
some wonderful feedback from my Etsy shop.
And for the future? I am involved in a couple of exciting photo shoots next month and I am hoping to introduce a range of evening bags in the autumn,
so I'll be working on that over the summer in-between commissions for Ascot and the wedding season. In time I am hoping to complete a City & Guilds
qualification in millinery, and then there will really be no stopping me!
New designs, news and special offers can be found on my Facebook page, so do
please come and say hello, 'like' my page and keep in touch, it will be fabulous to see you there!
Visit Spirit of Harlequin!
Giveaway listed at: ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions and