Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A Heart-Shaped Pillbox

Something simple and sweet to share today. A pillbox in the shape of a heart, with a covering of blue veil and a ruffle of black silk.


This hat has actually been in progress since last year, and I posted about making the block myself. I finished it in January, to wear at a social event for the International Millinery Forum, but it took a long time to get some good photos of the completed item.


I have quite a weakness for the simplicity of a pillbox with minimal trims. I like downplaying the cutesy shape with subtle colours and trims, although it is tempting also to make an all-out over-the-top heart-themed look too! Or leopard print, perhaps?


P.S. We are one week into the competition to win one of my hats, so there is only one week left! Make sure you enter here.

4 comments:

  1. Love the heart shape, and leopard print would be awesome! Or I could see really wanting one in pink and/or red around Valentine's Day...

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    1. That leopard print idea is really speaking to me! Have to finish some other projects first, and think about how to trim it...

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  2. This is gorgeous, so effective. I think leopard print would be marvellous.

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    1. Thank you! And it sounds like leopard print is generally approved of!

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