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It has been another rewarding year balancing my creative business with my full-time career as a health care professional! My customers continue to challenge me with their visions and custom orders. It is very satisfying to see their expression when they see what I have created for them. While I am always creating my own visions, I actually prefer the challenge of custom orders. My website is not always up to date because of my schedule, but I can be very prompt with orders. Just contact me and we'll get started!

How I got started:

Having attended the Kentucky Derby for past last 15 plus years, I started recycling my hats to save money. I constantly push the boundaries on hats and fascinators (millinery) while maintaining high standards. For years I have been stopped in the crowds and asked about my creations. Photographers have taken pictures of me to put in the local newspaper and websites for the hat gallery. The picture on my home page under the "Hats" link, which is a silhouette of a woman in a hat, is me! It was actually taken by a Kentucky Derby press photographer and was in the local Louisville newspaper. Then, my friends started asking me to embellish their hats. Then I made a new wreath for my front door and my friends convinced me that my talents were being wasted, and here I am! I finally decided to channel this creativity and OVER THE TOP BY LAURA was born.

Whether it's "Over the Top" of your door (chateau), or "Over the Top" of your head (chapeau), I would love to make something special for you! I will be adding new things to the website occasionally, so keep checking back for new creations. One thing is for sure, all of my creations are one-of-a-kind. I will never make a hat, fascinator, or wreath that is exactly the same!