The Milliner’s Muse – Updated 3/31/16

Every milliner needs a muse; Maggie Mae was my muse and studio kitty in the beginning when I began my hat business more than 18 years ago. When she passed, a lovable orange and white feline entered our lives. She arrived one Christmas in a pet taxi from our local shelter with a stuffed chicken named, well, "Chickie." My husband and I named her Marmee as much for …

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Marmee Medicine

For some reason it was a really tough day. Then Marmee hopped up onto her stool just as I was closing up the studio for the day. It's one of her favorite perches, and she's always on the lookout for birds... I grabbed the camera, which always draws me closer to her. It's almost as …