April 2, 2010

+ Zara Carpenter


Here we are at the end - again!! What an alphabet it has been! All this talent still blows me away, each and every time. I do hope you have found something that inspires you, something that brings a smile to your face, and something that warms your heart.

Shall we begin this Z?

Zara Carpenter

I am no where near brave enough to wear one of Zara Carpenter's creations, but oh how I love them!

Zara's bespoke hats are inspired by some of her favourite artists and writers Mark Ryden, Edward Gorey, Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Angela Carter. They are full of whimsy and perfection.

This first one pictured below is called "The Hula Girl Hat" and Zara describes it...

"Well I don't know about where you are but here its been a long hard winter and the spring has still not quite arrived...... how I ache for the sunshine on my face once more and the birds flitting through the blossom filled trees.Well at least you can wear a little sunshine on your head...... "

It's got to make you smile right??

(images and quote from Zara Carpenter)

visit Zara's store

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So what's next?
Well, we are heading into Easter break here, which means two weeks of school holidays for my lads - yay! I'm also working on a couple of exciting projects which keep me inspired (and working!). Oh, and we are moving house! A change is as good as a holiday they say, so we are making a move to a sweet little house on the top of the hill. The outcome of all those things will determine when alphabet*eleven will be launched, but I'll keep you posted!
Until next time, take care my friends.
Happy Easter!
Jo xxoo


Amanda said...

Is it just me, but everytime I glance at my side bar, there is a new alphabet letter waving at me! Time is flying by today! Hope the house move goes well, and you have a lovely Easter break Jo. Amanda xx

Zara said...

Hello my dear,

Thank you so much for blogging about my little hatties........ making hats makes me very happy........ and you did it on my birthday too....... such a nice surprise

Happy easter


Dolly said...

This is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!