I love to make things with my hands - there's something magical about taking a piece of fabric, felt or leather and making it into something 3D, functional (for a given value of "functional) or beautiful. Some years ago I taught myself to block felt hats. I am fascinated with butterflies and regularly make hand-sewn/wired and painted silk dupioni butterflies of varies sizes for headpieces, boutonniers or wall-home decor pieces.
I also enjoy making silk flowers - each petal is hand-cut, stiffened and shaped and sewn. It takes many hours, but I find the process almost like meditation. Here you can find a lot of my hats, headpieces, costumes, scale-mail, masks and various craft projects. What can I say, I love dressing up. If you're interested in commissioning me to make any of these pieces, or something else wild and wonderful, you can find out how to contact me in the "contact" tab above. You can bet no one else with have anything like it.