Saturday, 5 December 2009

margolily newsletter - ostrich and llama

So a year of treasure filled delights has passed for margolily!

Indeed from crazy fascinator making for shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh, fluffing the feathers of birds in theater, decorating brides and their gorgeous guests, going down the market with Made in the Shade, Beanscene and the very lovely Handmaid Heaven in Dundee, strutting down high fashion catwalks (always the best dressed chicken!), even going back to school and learning some very sparkley tiara making skills and also in the pipeline are fascinator making workshops for hens and friends... it's been a high old time for margolily! Margolily has even befriended an ornithologist who passionately collects and categorises bird feathers from the Aberdeenshire fields and skies. What a lucky lady margolily has been! And of course dear friend Michelle who has massaged tired of knitting elbows and limbs to spring back like new and get making, nimble like!

So to dreaming and sewing along to my talking books, with thoughts of an ostrich and a llama in my head...

Full feather and fig, kindest wishes,

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Sara margolily xx

Find margolily at: Raw Vintage - Glasgow

                 Maisonette - Glasgow

                         Kakao - Edinburgh

                         Fabhatrix - Edinburgh

                 Coloured Earth - Wales

Or take a peek online at:

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Maisonette and Margolily


First sale at the very lovely brand spanking new Maisonette shop by the just as lovely Made in the Shade gals. This gorgeous moss and sparkling gold margolily fascinator was picked by editor of the new scottish fashion magazine Coveted. Here's a link to follow:

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Kakao by K Fashion Show pics

Margolily struts her stuff, fluffing her feathers for Kakao by K.


Margolily's first ever head piece for theatre, working alongside lovely wardrobe mistress
Jenny Loof and designer Brian Hartley to create a headpiece for an exotic bird in a piece of
children's theatre! The head piece underwent many transformations and I think it grew each time,
this is a photo in it's early days. 

Songbird rehearsals 9 Oct 09 by stillmotionimage.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Pearl and Mallard

Wow! Coloured Earth boutique owner Michelle posted me some mallard feathers to create something for a wedding she was going to. I had a lot of fiddling and a few attempts at more demure pieces before coming up with this extravaganza...a bit of a departure for margolily! Michelle added the pearls and it's come together to look very magnificent! Good team work!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Glamorama at Raw Vintage

Some gorgeous girlies pose in Raw Vintage fashions and a wee turquoise and butterfly margolily treat as photographed by the Evening Times!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

margolily meets velvet boutique

Woo...margolily to buy online for the first time ever, buy direct from velvet boutique!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Margolily Glitters

Loved making this glitzy creation...I was given beautiful, decadent materials to work with...feathers, pearls, found button, velvet flower and the much coveted sparkley ribbon!

1920's Margolily extravaganza

Commissioned specially for a 1920's themed hen night! Sounds like lots of fun xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Margolily goes out hunting in her finest feathers...

A gorgeous fun commission for Lucy M for her wedding, bright purple feathers and a touch of deep plum, adorned with a tartan flower using remnants of her corset material and a sparkley purple gem. All turned around in super fast time and the wonder of next day delivery!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Pearly Queen

Everyone one seems to be loving hair combs just now...Just finished two of these simple and gorgeous pearly treats for lovely Emily who is off to Thailand for her on the beach xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Lovely Jo Mango

Jo on her wedding day, looking gorgeous. Fascinator a margolily creation xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

Margolily Sparkles

Another wee vintage brooch transformed and adorned with a few pearls for a lovely and wild Algerian wedding this Saturday xx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Dainty Spring Wedding Comb

Just finished this hair comb for a customer at Raw Vintage...really pleased how it looks...customer's brooch revamped into hair comb with little pearls. It's turned out all pretty and dainty xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

margolily memory

Was having a wee peek through old photies and found this one. Treasure like it reminded me of stumbling around Paris searching for a guitar shop with Greg and on the hunt we found a very gorgeous haberdashery where I bought the giant felt flower...and then the sparkley bead was made for me by my friend...a lady bought this fascinator about a year ago as inspiration for her wedding dress and just recently it came back to me and I beaded it all to match her bridesmaids dresses and made her a wee haircomb and some corsages to match. Good when something has a wee story all of it's own.

Monday, 13 April 2009

A new dawn...

...and so here we go. Dabbling in website creation ideas I realised how very expensive it all can be and thought I would have a wee go at blogging having peeked at a couple of other gorgeous blogs. So here is margolily experimenting with the techno futures and maybe picking up some tips, ideas and sparkles along the way xx