Macmillan Millinery Madness!

For those long time readers you may remember a post I did a little while ago about my friend Jane, who whilst battling Cancer has taught herself Millinery.

I wanted to show everyone the amazing creations she had designed and which I know own several of, and wear with great pride.

Now, Jane has decided to giver herself a new challenge. She has become so prolific in her hat making that she has run out of space to store them all!

Now being the kind hearted person that she is, Jane has never wanted to profit from her hats, fascinators and hair flowers. She would be more than happy making a few pounds to buy more stock and wooden hat blocks so she can make even more, but that is as far as it goes.

Because of this, an idea has sprung up between us. As Jane has Cancer herself, what better way to raise funds and give back to the organisation that has helped her and so many others, than having a charity sale!

So  Jane and I will be hosting an online Charity hat auction on Ebay. 75% of the profits will be going to the Macmillan Appeal, to coincide with their huge Charity coffee morning on Friday 29th September.

All items are bespoke, brand new and handmade by Jane and will have amazing low starting prices. Obviously we want to raise as much money as possible for such a worthwhile Charity, so if you could dig deep it would be fantastic!

The auction will take place on Ebay and be open for one week. The bidding will end on Sunday 8th October and the winners notified.

All bids will of course be final and are non-returnable. Postage in the UK will be £5.00. Obviously these delicate items will be boxed and -packaged with the utmost care. Multiple purchases will have a combined reduced postage.

Obviously we want to raise as much money as possible for such a worthwhile Charity, so if you could dig deep it would be fantastic!

I can’t even begin to tell you how well designed and made these creations are. Each one is unique, so there will no-one wearing the same as you to that special occasion. Ideal for weddings, christenings, a day at the races, or like me, just because you can!

Several of the hats from my original blog plus some new ones will be included in the auction, so why not grab yourself a bespoke bargain whilst supporting this amazing charity.

I can honestly say that her work is beautiful. The time and attention to detail she gives is outstanding and I am proud to call her not just my friend, but an amazing woman!

So come on people, please support us and our chosen charity by having a look at what is on offer, and maybe bid a couple of quid?

You can find our sale at

Thank you all

Secret Goddess and Janey_67

Leave a comment

  • Lydia

    I wish her all the best with the auction, those are some fantastic pieces! Alas, as I live in the US, and shipping is to UK only, I will not be fortunate enough to own one of these pieces.

  • Joanna

    What lovely designs I hope they do well at the auction for her! I think its amazing she is doing it for charity especially something so close to her heart

  • Got some bids in already xxx As you know I’ve been following Jane for a while and love the opportunity to own a piece. Good luck Tanya for both you and Jane.

  • Beach Hut Cook

    What gorgeous designs. What a great skill to learn.

  • Oh wow this is so exciting, what an amazing range of hats are on offer for your auction, I hope you make an amazing amount.

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I love the designs as they look awesome. All the best

  • Ali

    What a great idea, these are beautiful fascinators and for a great cause.

  • Jinzo_2400

    I hope Jane sells every single hat….and I hope her journey goes well for her.

  • Kara

    What an amazing idea and a great way to raise money for such a worthy charity. Good luck with the sale

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Such amazing pieces! Indeed she has a talent. I am wishing her the best and I hope many people will buy her creations.

  • That’s such a nice idea to raise money for such a worthy cause. Good luck with the auctions x

  • Rani Bruyns

    What a good thing to raise money for a worthy cause! Wonderful pieces, good luck!

  • Melanie

    This is such a great thing to do and the money is going to a brilliant cause 🙂 x

  • KGR

    What a brilliant idea and such a worthy cause. I wish you all the best with the auction and I hope you can raise loads x

  • Aw that is so nice of you to help Jane raise money for cancer. I really hope that the hat auctions can help her, they are gorgeous x x

  • Katrina Downie

    Beautiful well done Jane and for such a good cause pat on the back for you lovely lady

  • Blimey, Jane is one hell of a talented woman. Those hats are incredible! Huge good luck wishes to you with the auction.

  • Wow! These are super gorgeous and well-made! Jane is really talented! I hope they’ll raise lots of money for charity <3 xxx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Wow, that is a serious talent. These are gorgeous and look really well made too.

  • Amy Deverson

    These are so lovely – what a talent Jane has! It’s lovely that it is for such a good cause too. x

  • Wow what an amazing idea and what beautiful pieces. Very talented lady.

  • These are so lovely, very well made. For a great cause too. Go Jane 🙂

  • Melanie Edjourian

    AAhhh that’s so nice that you are both helping to raise money for such a good cause. I hope it goes well. We did a bake sale at school to raise money for the same cause.

  • Sarah D

    wow – amazing talent and hope it raises plenty too

  • What a fabulous thing to do, such a great cause and such beautiful pieces!

  • This is such a great idea, especially that the hats are simply beautiful! They are definitely worthy to be wore at big events, like Ascot! I hope the auctions will raise enough money for charity!

  • Baby Isabella

    We have totally respect for anyone that learns Millinery! What fab head gear, perfect for a day at the races x love the designs

  • I’ve always been fascinated by her beautiful work, as you’e shared it on the blog before. What a wonderful cause! xx

  • Super Busy Mum

    How gorgeous are all of these!

  • They are gorgeous and perfect for parties and Ascot too!

  • Deborah Nicholas

    Oh wow these are gorgeous and such a great cause.