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As my milliner journey continues help me get to the next level of hat insanity. To do that I need new hat blocks and a bit of supplies


Almost a year and a half ago I dove into the world off millinery just wanting to make my own hats. I started teaching myself how to be a true milliner and eventually ended up learning from Joy Scott in Chicago.  Each piece I created was meant to be worn at some point by myself..I never in a million years thought that people would be interested in wearing my quirky creations.  From young to mature ladies the response has been overwhelming to my hat loving heart.  Michigan City has stood behind me as I've donned my crazy hats and has joined me in the hat wearing.  

Then came the Lubeznik Center for the Arts taking a chance on me and selling my pieces.  PLUS creating pieces to match their art exhibits.  

To all the local people who have supported me I love you to pieces.

Sadly I've reached a point with Chef Bizzaro Millinery where I can't push myself much further. I have come such a long way as it is it's hard to come to a sort of stand still.  When I started I was using felt and cardboard to create my pieces.  Nothing was hand sewn and I went through glue guns like a crazy women.  Now a year later my glue gun is rarely used and it's all about sewing these babies by hand.  But it's getting hard to sew when all my blocks are falling apart. There are 3 wooden hat blocks in my studio.  One gifted to me by my milliner mama Joy Scott that's a big huge beret, a fedora tipper, and a mini pillbox.  While I can create marvelous hat's with these I'm limited to size and shape.  All the rest were hand made by myself out of papier-mâché or  hand carved from foam myself.  Due to the unexpected use of my blocks they are either dead (may the rest in pieces) or almost dead.

Because I do this for my love of hats I do not make enough money to purchase the blocks and supplies I need to grow as an artist.  Mainly what I need are a few good blocks that won't fall apart and don't need tape to hold them together.  There are only a few people that make millinery blocks, most overseas, and they cost a pretty penny.  With my new blocks comes new hats and a lot of ideas I've been wanting to make would be possible with funding.  So whadya say?! Wanna help a crazy hat lady out?

If some miracle happens and this project is funded I'll be able to purchase at least 5 good hat blocks and supplies to create these new wonderful pieces.  All of the money will go straight to creating new one of a kind pieces!

*note some of the gifts may take awhile due to the time and the fact I have my first big art show in August.  You may get it sooner if the stars align!

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