The Art of Hat Making

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An interesting few months….

Well, it’s been an interesting few months but we are still making hats and incredibly grateful to all our wonderful clients that are keeping us in business right now.  Every sale counts, not just to keep the lights on but for the creative outlet that hat’s has always given me.  It’s become even more important […]

A Re-Scheduled Kentucky Derby, a Pandemic, and Home Schooling Kids

I hope that everyone is staying home, staying safe, and washing their hands.  The hat shop is still making hats and I am sorting through what my home studio situation looks like with kids in tow.  On the plus side, maybe they will learn to sew and can put all my labels in!  If you […]

How far out are we cancelling events???

Is the derby happening? Welcome to the elephant in my room…I am concerned and taking the same health precautions as the rest of y’all right now and, like all small business owners, am judging the financial risks too. Hat makers across the country are really kept afloat by one big event, the Kentucky Derby. While […]

Custom Derby Hat Orders!

March has started off with a bang on custom derby hat orders, which is always welcome.  If you are planning on a custom hat for this May’s race, might I recommend ordering it in the next week or two.  Let’s be on the safe side and get all those supplies in the studio this month […]

I am stocking our shelves with derby and luncheon hats as fast as my hands will sew and creative ideas come to mind!  Sketching, daydreaming, museum visits, and collaborating with clients is the fountain all my ideas come from.  If you are headed to the derby, we stop taking custom orders on April 1st but […]

Kentucky Derby 101: What To Wear, When to Wear It, and All About Hats!

After sending people to the Kentucky Derby for over 20 years, there is so much that my clients have taught me! So, as the weather warms up and we start to daydream about ice cold mint juleps, fancy fascinators, and Derby fashion, I wanted to share a little Kentucky Derby 101 for all of my […]

Padded Headband Class

I am so excited to utilize my new space by offering millinery classes this year!  We are starting off with something cosy and fun.  Join me on Thursday, February 20th from 7-8:30 pm to bead, feather, and veil a padded headband.  I’ll provide some nibbles, drinks, and bring creativity and conversation.  $85 per person […]

Welcome to 2020

Somehow we are out of the January fog, February is at the door, and it is time to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby.  We have some gorgeous men’s and women’s felt hats at the studio right now and are also available for custom hats any time out of felt or straw.  We will be […]

Holiday Hours

The new studio at 407 W. 10th Street will be open from 12-3 on Sunday the 22nd and 11-4 on Monday the 23rd but then we will be closed until 2020 to celebrate the holidays with our family.  Stop on by for gift certificates, hats, headbands, and other stocking stuffers.  If you are in need […]

HOM Gift Guide: For the guy in your life

Shopping for the guy in your life can be uninspiring and challenging but have no fear…we have some unique, classic, and stylish gifts at HOM (and it doesn’t involve electric shavers or the same old cologne you get every year!). If he likes to look polished at his office meetings…   Lapel pins have reasserted […]