Friday, February 01, 2008

Green Glamour

Last year I was lucky enough to meet the very talented designer and maker, Hesta Singlewood.

She makes the most exquisite headwear and has had her work featured in the book 'Marriage a la Mode'. I was able to purchased the unique headpiece from her and also the sculptural dolls dressed in vintage fabrics and trims.

We both had stands at a vintage textile fair in Honiton, Devon. After writing about the day here, I was asked by several Bloggers if Hesta had a website, which at the time she did not.....
But I am now pleased to announce that Hesta has launched 'Green Glamour' her new website, where her wonderful work can be viewed and ordered.
Hesta contacted me last week and asked if I would mention her website on my blog, which of course I was more than happy to do. What I wasn't expecting was for a gift to arrive from Green Glamour as a thank you!

Inside the fabulous hat box was one of her exclusive woollen 40's style hats that had amounted to Hesta being short-listed for the International Hat Designer of the Year Award last year. You must read the story behind her inspiration for this hat on her website - it's so sweet!

There are 4 amazing headpieces each very different in style, but all recycled from vintage fabrics and treasures.

Wonderful artistry and design.

Hesta also has a range of kits and small accessories for children, including pegdolls of mermaids, pirates, Ruby Red Riding Hood and Peggy Primrose.
The little felt toadstool pincushion is fun with its mother-of-pearl button spots!
And meet Amoeba Moo the keyring, friend to Aggy Moo - the new members to the Green Glamour range!
Hesta hopes to soon introduce some 'off-the-peg' items to her website, which can be reserved and purchased straight away. I have already added her link to my webshop links page, so you can keep checking back whenever you have a moment, to see what's new. I hope that you can find a moment to take a look.
(She lives in an old thatched cottage in Devon with her young family and says that it is difficult to get her work noticed.)
I would like to wish Hesta every success in this new venture!
Niki x


  1. Hi Niki

    What wonderful designs and ideas Hesta has. I'm off to look at her website now!

    Sue x

  2. What wonderful things, I've just had a look at her website and her items are beautiful, love the hats. I love recycling fabrics and making something from them so it was really interesting to read more about her, thanks Niki! Have a good weekend.

  3. You are such a generous and kind hearted person Niki to promote someone else as you often do. It really is difficult for handmade and creative artists to get themselves noticed, and you certainly deserve such a lovely gift from Hesta for such a great post.

    Her work looks great, now I am off to have a look :0))

    best wishes Ginny

  4. Anonymous8:31 pm

    oh you luck, lucky girl. That green hat is so perfectly gorgeous! Im off to have a look. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow Niki!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. What a fun and unique artist. I just love the hat...vintage style!

  7. Flame Lily9:05 pm

    Niki, thank you so much for that link to the wonderful Hesta.

    You really are a very thoughtful and generous person and so richly deserving of all those goodies Hesta sent you.

    Off to order a hat now - just my style.....

    Lizzie x

  8. It is lovely to hear of this talented lass through your blog Niki.. thank you for leading us to her website..
    I love the look of her little character dolls.. it never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is out there which I wouldn't have discovered if it wasn't for the generous spirit of fellow bloggers like yourself.

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  9. What lovely and interesting items. I'm off to check out her website.

    Kimberly :)

  10. Any mention by Niki must mean this woman's work is fabulous! I am off to have a look! =)

  11. Anonymous9:52 am

    Oh I do love a new website to browse over! I shall be off there right now. You are a lucky duck to receive such a beautiful hat! Hesta looks like she's a very talented lady x


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