Thank you for visiting Maree DeGraw Millinery
Be-sides my other life time skills as a Guesthouse bed and breakfast owner at Artisan Spa Views Maleny
- I make hats!.
Whether it is full hat, complete wedding set, crown and veil or a ‘Wow-factor’ cocktail fascinator for a special occasion;
my studio is available by appointment for you to talk hats, try hats and wear a headpiece that will suit you and your outfit/s.
My Spring “Designer Collection” will be available soon ‘headpieces to suit any dress wear and occasion.
Creating one-of kind head pieces inspired by my travels across USA and Australia in 2013-2014 and people I met on the way.
My story as I start wandering down memory lane with all my past life skills – I felt I need to share this life journey so far-
I originally was a florist in humble beginnings from my parents farm at Boondall in the 1960′s while still at school,
before learning my millinery trade at Deons Bridal Salon in Brisbane from 1969 – 1972.
I made Bridal wear and headpieces to veils, bouquets and decorating full churches and reception rooms from 1973-1979 in Emerald.
change of life plan – 1978 – then I became a Technician for Telecom till 1991,
delving in my husband’s wood artistry and furniture making from 1985 Randy DeGraw
1995, Finally moved to Maleny from Maryborough
and building a Cafe -Gallery- Work Studio with husband Randy,
Open day 1999 Gallery director, Beading jeweller and Office manager.
2001 Built and became a Guesthouse owner, Cook- bottle washer - housekeeper to receptionist…
After closing the Gallery- cafe 2007, working on the accommodation
I felt personally - If I can’t figure out the purpose -
I then figured out my passion and it doesn’t become work anymore…
Two of My favourite brides staying at the Jacuzzi House gave me the inspiration to make bridal millinery again.
when brides started coming to stay and seeing their beautiful outfits and headwear -
I knew my direction again in life.
the Purpose in life was the Passion – of making Millinery – HATS – Bridal head wear!
Artisan Spa Views Bed and Breakfast Maleny has just been presented 2014 Award of Excellence.
Beautiful Maleny is just over an hours drive north of Brisbane and only 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. With an average elevation of 450m, the cooler climate offers unique attractions in each of the different seasons.
and visiting the nearby areas, sightseeing and just relaxing.
These charming, historic towns and villages of Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are rich with skilled artisans, innovative professionals and vibrant businesses, all passionate about their local community and environment.
Official opening of the Gary Myers Maleny Gallery and Shop
show casing Randy DeGraw wood arts and furniture
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4th May 2014
Gary Myers Gallery at Maleny Community Centre Maple Street Maleny
See Maleny come alive as the mobile mills fire up and fresh sawdust flies at the 2014 Maleny Wood Expo. so much to see and do for the whole family
The Expo showcases local rainforest timbers through the work of SEQ’s best woodworkers, while the beautiful rural setting and friendly volunteers ensure a safe and family-friendly day out in the Hinterland’s green hills.
With thousands of visitors set to converge on Maleny over the weekend, woodworkers are slabbing, cutting, joining, polishing and burnishing the myriad of pieces to go on show.
From fine furniture to bbq settings, there is an extraordinary range of furniture, sculptural pieces, artworks and everything else that can be fashioned from timber.
Watching from the balcony of the Jacuzzi House at Artisan Spa Views, I was looking towards the Conondale ranges and saw a truly amazing sunset with the storm cloud and rain as the sun set slowly in the west.
With only 12 weeks to Christmas – You will need a break before the big event of the year. Take the time out to relax and walk in the forest and feel the cool water falls of the Obi Obi Creek. Maleny is where you can see lots of birdlife on these walks including Gardner Falls, Mary Cairncross and the town walk along the Obi Obi Creek.