My Birth Story

My proudest blog post to date, my birth story, its not the shortest story in the world but its how our beautiful baby Benji joined us in this world and thats the best story in my world! A heads up, theres a bit of graphic imagery in there!

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My Sisters Wedding Day Crown

I often talk about the honour that comes with making a bridal crown, the trust that is bestowed in me, as the maker and I cherish that throughout the design and production of each crown I make. So when my sister, Jen got engaged to Liam earlier this year and I was asked to make her Bridal Crown, the stakes went way up, this had to be perfection and beauty in its supremacy, nothing less would do for my big sis!

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When Melonmade Does Hen Do's

This month I have the great honour of being my sister’s bridesmaid, but first, there was the almighty hen do - read about my love of Eco Glitter, my alternative to mass produced decorations, my sister’s ultimate  festival headdress and her pom pom bride tribe.

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My 2017 Festival Fashion Essentials

Once I've stomped across those epic green fields, dragging my trolley of booze, a back pack of sequined outfits, desperately trying not to crease my various feather headdresses,  I can leave reality at arms length and adorn myself in festival joy.

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Melanie Baker
Dusty Rose Bridal Crown

When I'm going about my creative endeavours there is an extra sense of magic when making a wedding crown, I think its knowing how much anticipation that one day holds,  pre-planning and expectation wrapped in romance. 

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Melanie Baker
Mermaid Crown with Olivia Bayly Photography

Photographer Olivia Bayly asked for Melonmade Mermaid Crowns to be part of her dark and powerful mermaid shoot in collaboration with jewellery designer Mermaid’s Grave. 

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Top Tips for Feather Foraging

As the maker of many feather headdresses I have become some what obsessed with having enough feathers, or the right feathers or simply the perfect feather to fit the piece. I share my top tips for feather foraging and ensuring you always have a suitable supply of feathers for your creations.

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The First Crown

It was a moment of serendipity the day I made my first flower crown; when the desire to wear a striking headdress at The Masked Ball a Cornish festival/voyage to the underworld and my inability to find anything that even came close to my vision on the high street collided.

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