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Featured Seller: Yellowfield7

Jan 11, 2012

by yellowfield7

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Behida Doli?. I live in Hudson, NY and I am a milliner and shop owner. I was born in a small village in northern Bosnia. In 1998, I moved to the U.S. with my brother and two sisters as a refugee of the Balkan War. I sometimes feel that I have had two lives: my life in Bosnia and my lucky second chance in America. My early childhood was sweet and simple. My mother and father did not have much, but they were very creative and happy people. Everything we had was handmade, that was just the way of life.

Then the Balkan War in the ’90s changed my life and the lives of most Bosnians. My mother passed away when I was ten and my father died in the war when I was twelve. During the war years, life for me and most Bosnians was quite chaotic and always on the go. But then something magical happened, and we were given a chance to start a new life in America. At first it was difficult to adjust, but I slowly learned just how resilient we really are. Thanks to many episodes of The Golden Girls, I was able to learn my first English words. So, that is how it all began. Word by word, I put myself through school, worked and made new friends. I can proudly say that I have created the life I now have and I could not be more grateful for it.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I play my accordion, work in my shop and take my dog, Dancho, on long bike rides. I recently moved to Hudson, NY from San Francisco and everything is new and exciting. Hudson is a really small town on the Hudson River, full of creative people and beautiful old architecture. On my days off, I stroll around to explore and admire its beauty.

What would be the title of your memoir? 
The title would be Make Magic With What You Have. This title illustrates how I go about crafting my art and my life. I learned early on how to make things out of very little. When I was a kid, we did not have any toys so I made my own out of mud, young corn and whatever else I could find. Throughout my life, this skill has come in handy. It has made me feel that in every place or situation, there is great potential for things to become what I need them to be.

That is how my millinery business began. I had only one balsa wood block. At that time, I could not afford the millinery tools and other types of blocks. My only option was to make magic happen with the one block I had. I believe that not having everything a milliner is supposed to have has pushed me to be creative in how I go about making hats. That balsa block is now a sad looking thing, but I always have it on my work desk to remind me of how I started and what I can push myself to do using just the bare minimum. It turns out that even after I did finally purchase a few other blocks and a millinery machine, I still hand-sew and hand-drape most of my hats.

Roy Volkmann

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from old films, hats, cars, furniture and art deco architecture. These things are like candy to me. Sometimes I just go to antique malls and flea markets to see all the beautiful handmade things from a hundred or more years ago. I am always amazed by the quality and craftsmanship that went into making these objects.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade to me means a reaction from a stranger that goes something like this: “Oh my God, where did you get that beautiful thing?” Then we both smile and the answer is mutually understood.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
The list of people who have influenced my craft could stretch all the way from Bosnia to New York, but I must say that my sisters are a huge influence on where I am today. Especially my younger sister, Besima. She has always cheered me on and encouraged my creative journey. Her support is especially important to me because she understands what it means for me to have a career as an artist. We came from a place where most women don’t have any education, and definitely don’t make their living as artists.

Andrei Riskin

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I never knew how to be anything other than a maker. It took me a long time to realize that there are people who don’t like making things, but the word “artist” did not really enter my vocabulary until I was in America. It was liberating to finally have a word for my compulsive behavior.

How would you describe your creative process?
Ideas come to me at random times, and I’ll sketch them out so that I can remember them. Then, after closing my shop, I rush to my studio where the process starts with a strong cup of tea, accompanied by some pins and felt. From there on, I have no idea what will happen. All I know is that at 3 a.m. I have a hat that I think is the best one yet. Occasionally, the next day I realize that maybe it’s a little too far from being the best hat ever, but then I just start all over again.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would pay a visit to the fabulous Edith Head. The woman was brilliant in so many ways. I would love to have coffee with her so I can ask her all sorts of questions.

Roy Volkmann

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I have inherited a beautiful handmade 1800s loveseat from my dear friend. I love this piece of furniture for sentimental reasons, and also for its appearance. The beautiful red upholstery, which has faded over time, tells a story. I will definitely cherish this work of art all my life.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
When I feel uninspired and in a rut, I know it is a time for me to do something nice for myself, regardless of what must get done. I go on a run, make food, watch movies. I make a point of making my home nice and cozy because if there is chaos around me I don’t feel very inspired to do anything creative.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I would like to make sure that I feel strong and happy. I would like to have two sheep, five chickens, my dog, a small home and my lovely hat shop. And perhaps the love of my life.

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727 comments

  • layracreations

    layracreations said 5 years ago

    Amazing work. Love these hats.

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 5 years ago

    Wonderful hats!

  • thepressgang

    thepressgang said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous hats. Your work is stunning.

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 5 years ago

    Wow. This is one of my favorite Etsy blog posts to date. Beautiful story, beautiful work.

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 5 years ago

    True elegance! Such gorgeous work. Congrats on the feature :-)

  • Vida19

    Vida19 said 5 years ago

    I have to say that you are beautiful. With or without one of your elegant hats. Such lovely work.

  • spiritfruits

    spiritfruits said 5 years ago

    Great interview! Your hats are beautiful. It's so ironic that a hat artist is featured today. I was just reading my Philip Treacy book last night!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • jessjamesjake

    jessjamesjake said 5 years ago

    I have always loved this shop! It's truly stunning! Congrats!

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 5 years ago

    I've been captivated by your work for a long time, and it's really wonderful to read more about you now. The photo of Dancho peeking over your shoulder is so sweet!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 5 years ago

    Beautiful. I understand the "compulsive behavior" part of being an artist. I couldn't sleep last night until my project was done and now I need coffee with my blog reading!

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 5 years ago

    How wonderful I love your hats!!! Congrats.

  • CabinCastle

    CabinCastle said 5 years ago

    I love your story, your hats and your photography. Beautiful!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 5 years ago

    Absolutely love your hats! Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • OneLaneRoad

    OneLaneRoad said 5 years ago

    A nice coze house inspires me too =). Congrats on the feature! Your hats are absolutely gorgeous.

  • VampedUpCouture

    VampedUpCouture said 5 years ago

    Stunning! You are really talented!

  • TeenyBunny

    TeenyBunny said 5 years ago

    I have been a huge fan of your work for a long time. It was nice to finally "meet" you. Your story is amazing and truly inspiring!

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals said 5 years ago

    very interesting. thanks for sharing.

  • selmamatilda

    selmamatilda said 5 years ago

    I am in with love with Behida's hats for a long time. They are just magical.

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Since long time i love her handmade work ! Congrats !

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful captivating story. I just love the fact that you learned English from the Golden Girls. My mother-in-law loved that show and if she was alive she would tell me in her German accent, "See what a fantastic TV show that was". Great hats and your dog is a cutey.

  • aiek

    aiek said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. Great, great interview. Congrats.

  • violintide

    violintide said 5 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • AdaRosman

    AdaRosman said 5 years ago

    what a beautiful story and your work is absolutely stunning.

  • LoveFromCapeCod

    LoveFromCapeCod said 5 years ago

    Behida~ Your story is SO inspiring...and uplifiting. I am so sorry for you losses in your life. You have put great love into your creations and your gratefulness and appreciation is refreshing to read. Your creations are wonderful!! Congratulations to you sweet lady, for being chosen as a Featured Seller! with a smile from Cape Cod, Sandi

  • CindyTurnerDesigns

    CindyTurnerDesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats. Inspiring story. Congratulations!

  • LoveFromCapeCod

    LoveFromCapeCod said 5 years ago

    Oh! ... and that photo of you and your dog... Is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!! love it. ~Sandi

  • packmatthews

    packmatthews said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! What a unique response to the question of "What does handmade mean to you?"

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 5 years ago

    Beautiful stories, I think this is my favorite story yet. Thank you so much for making your lovely art!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 5 years ago

    Great article-love how The Golden Girls helped you speak English! Also love the picture of you and Dancho! Continued success in your shop!

  • longwinterfarm

    longwinterfarm said 5 years ago

    Such an amazing interview! So glad to finally see you in this spot Behida, it's well-deserved!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 5 years ago

    exquisite style! congrats on being the featured seller :)

  • lillyandlulu

    lillyandlulu said 5 years ago

    Absolutey Inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story and your art with us! Congratulations on your success!

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!! Congrats on the feature!! ~Krista

  • MoonHalo

    MoonHalo said 5 years ago

    Amazing work, amazing shop and photography! Love your story too! Congrats on the well deserved feature and wish you much success!

  • ishkabibblesdesigns

    ishkabibblesdesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Beautiful story, amazing work and all togeather totally inspiring. I have always loved your work but after reading your story it has made me fall in love with your hats even more. Thank you for sharing.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats, and I love the photo of the dog over your shoulder. I could have used you when I worked as a movie costumer. Congrats.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 5 years ago

    Such jaw-dropingly fabulous creations! Congrats on being featured, you deserve it! :)

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    VoleedeMoineaux said 5 years ago

    Hats are great!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 5 years ago

    You seem like a lovely woman. Your work is amazing. Congratulations on your feature. Well deserved. I love the photo of you working with your dog over your shoulder. So sweet!

  • friendlygreenfrog

    friendlygreenfrog said 5 years ago

    Talent absolutely , Each one are Gorgeous and very style. So! stunning .

  • joanwarner

    joanwarner said 5 years ago

    Your work is so amazing and inspirational! Good for you for being the featured seller!

  • butteifulgirls

    butteifulgirls said 5 years ago

    Your story is wonderful as are your creations. Happy sales!

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 5 years ago

    Very chic hats! Congrats on the feature!

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Behida! I am in awe of your work!

  • Fruitfulhandproducts

    Fruitfulhandproducts said 5 years ago

    Your work is so pretty!! Congrats on the feature!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    What strength to build what you want out of life. I admire you and your beautiful creations. Best to you for continued success!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    I adore your hats. It is very nice to meet you finally on the featured sellers. Congratulations!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Woooooooow!!!! Beautiful!!!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 5 years ago

    Nice lids! Congrats on the feature.

  • ErinAntiques

    ErinAntiques said 5 years ago

    Love your interview and your gorgeous hats :) congrats!

  • auldlangsyne1

    auldlangsyne1 said 5 years ago

    Its like work from a long time past..coming back again!! I LOVE it!! Its neat to hear a story that could have ended badly.. but you have kept moving ahead and now look where you are!! Congrats on the feature!

  • LuLuSparkles

    LuLuSparkles said 5 years ago

    your work is so beautiful, lovely interview too. best wishes!!

  • YellEureKa

    YellEureKa said 5 years ago

    Wow Behida i am impressed with you. I have a feeling that if someone would lock us up in a room for a week we would not run out of words. I found myself in your story and my most beloved sister cheers me on as well same as yours. *************I love your creative hats******************* God bless.

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 5 years ago

    Really beautiful creations, congrats to you!!

  • evihan

    evihan said 5 years ago

    excelllenntttt very well deserved

  • RosemaryManufacture

    RosemaryManufacture said 5 years ago

    Fantastic creations. Very interesting post

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 5 years ago

    Really beautiful creations, congrats!!

  • cookiehats

    cookiehats said 5 years ago

    Great hats. Congrats.

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Hats and article ♥! Thank you for sharing it with us =)

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 5 years ago

    BRAVO! What a treasure you are. Your story is amazing and inspiring. And your hats are lovely. Congrats on the feature and your self-made success!!

  • veskomom

    veskomom said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story and very talented lady! Congrats!

  • cheapdatejewelry

    cheapdatejewelry said 5 years ago

    this has easily been the most touching and inspirational feature. I've admired your work for a while. Congratulations on the much deserved attention!

  • StudioJOTA

    StudioJOTA said 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful and inspiring story, and such beautiful work. Congratulations and best wishes for the future!

  • takingshape

    takingshape said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring life! Love your beautiful hats - congratulations on your success!

  • rebeccascreations

    rebeccascreations said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful story to read. You are so very lucky! Welcome to America! Your hats are charming! Best to you, Rebecca Dufilie

  • PosketsPapers

    PosketsPapers said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Thank you so much for sharing your tale and your beautiful hats with us all!

  • everydaytreats

    everydaytreats said 5 years ago

    Last year when I opened my etsy shop, your shop was the third shop that I favored. I was amazed when I saw your hats. Today I amazed again when I read your interview. You are such a beautiful woman who makes beautiful things. Good luck. Have the best of everything...

  • SusanKJewelry

    SusanKJewelry said 5 years ago

    wow...... one word "INSPIRATION"

  • Daisyblu

    Daisyblu said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work - very inspiring --- thanks for sharing

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 5 years ago

    Oh etsy finally got Yellowfield7 on featured seller section! I am her big fan. Very creative and elegant work!

  • choisette

    choisette said 5 years ago

    beautiful hats, beautiful girl.

  • havenvintage

    havenvintage said 5 years ago

    beautiful story, beautiful hats...and you have created a beautiful life. all the best!!

  • traceydumont

    traceydumont said 5 years ago

    Loooove your work! *grin*

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Your life is inspiring!

  • LilyPuka

    LilyPuka said 5 years ago

    love the story! love the hats! :)

  • imaginecorabeth

    imaginecorabeth said 5 years ago

    LOVE your story & your hats - they are stunning!! Congratulations on such beautiful work and being a featured seller!

  • HandmadeByAlison

    HandmadeByAlison said 5 years ago

    Inspiring was just the word I had in mind too :)

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    inspirational story. you have beautiful works of art! i love the picture of you at work with dancho peeking over your shoulder! congrats on being the featured seller.

  • VintageScraps

    VintageScraps said 5 years ago

    Your life and work are both so utterly inspiring and enchanting~ congratulations!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    Love your story ~ I'm so happy your here !! Much success

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 5 years ago

    Wow! Your story, persistence, positivity, and your shop are astounding! I can't believe I never saw your shop before this - so glad you were chosen, well deserved. Oh, and that pic with your pup is epic!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 5 years ago

    your work is a true magic!!! xx

  • RedheadVintageII

    RedheadVintageII said 5 years ago

    Beautiful inspiring story, gorgeous hats, congratulations!! LOVE the photo of you and your adorable dog!

  • gretchenkellystudio

    gretchenkellystudio said 5 years ago

    wonderful inspiring story of life and creativity. I live in Hudson too and have been to your shop - it's beautiful!

  • PetersBride

    PetersBride said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and inspiring biography and such wonderfully romantic, yet sophisticated hats. Altogether charming!!!!

  • WingbornRavenJewelry

    WingbornRavenJewelry said 5 years ago

    gorgeous hats! so ladylike!

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 5 years ago

    This is one of my favorite shops and,.... wow,... her story is amazing! Congrats!

  • puzzlemonkey

    puzzlemonkey said 5 years ago

    Amazing work, an inspirational story and a poster girl for those who think anything is impossible! Congratulations on the feature.

  • Periay

    Periay said 5 years ago

    I felt all your story in deeply and you remind me all my friends from Bosnia..We cried all their family on Balkan War....Good luck in your new life...Fantastic work..

  • Robadig

    Robadig said 5 years ago

    You are beautiful! And so are your hats. The word artist definitely comes to mind. Wonderful!

  • sabrosavintage

    sabrosavintage said 5 years ago

    this has been one of my favorite shops since I discovered it. what a lovely feature. congratulations and good luck to you!

  • puzzlemonkey

    puzzlemonkey said 5 years ago

    Amazing work, an inspirational story and a poster girl for those who think anything is impossible! I've admired these creations for ages, congratulations on the feature!

  • Maelo

    Maelo said 5 years ago

    You're such an amazing lady. Your story of suffering and struggle was extremely moving to me. I admire your attitude of making the most of what you have had. Congrats on your feature.

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    gorgeous work. amazing journey ... and the golden girls taught you english. :D

  • artappreciation

    artappreciation said 5 years ago

    i am sorry for the losses you have gone through in your young life. telling your story here is a reminder to many to not take life or "things" for granted; thank you for sharing not only your talents but also part of your life and heart. best wishes to you in every area of your life. glad you were featured here on etsy. you deserve it! kathy

  • FunkyFondledandFresh

    FunkyFondledandFresh said 5 years ago

    Wow, very moving story! And beautiful hats!

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    So inspiring... your story gives a whole new meaning to your beautiful hats and shop. Congrats on a lovely, well deserved feature!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 5 years ago

    one of my favorite shops, living in one of my favorite little towns. Congrats, and beautiful stunning work.

  • subtleacts

    subtleacts said 5 years ago

    A truly well-deserved feature seller! Your work is positively beautiful and I have long been a fan of your shop! Every aspect of your shop is gorgeous - your photos are jaw-droppingly wonderful! :)

  • retrosugarandspice

    retrosugarandspice said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! These hats are gorgeous I hope to stop by your shop my next visit to New York!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Your hats are wow!! I am blown away at your talent!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    ::by:: .. by your talent ;)

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 5 years ago

    A truly inspiring interview. Thank you.

  • DebsWhimsicalDesigns

    DebsWhimsicalDesigns said 5 years ago

    A beautiful, moving story and gorgeous hats! The Golden Girls as an ESL class is priceless!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Love your beautiful simple designs! Congrats!

  • VintageChinchilla

    VintageChinchilla said 5 years ago

    Beautiful & inspiring xoxoxo

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    What a lovely interview full of optimism and great plans for the future. Congratulations and I wish you lots of success. Your hats are beautiful

  • lilybird33

    lilybird33 said 5 years ago

    These hats are gorgeous!!! Great interview!!!

  • lovintage

    lovintage said 5 years ago

    Gaaah! How can EVERY ONE of your hats be so amazing? Can you say PERFECTION?! I am in love with your hats and think it is time I start saving my pennies to get one. Yahoo for a new shop to add to my already serious hat obsession!

  • PaperAltar

    PaperAltar said 5 years ago

    What an intense Life journey ! Congratulations & thank you, Behida for finding & creating such beauty along your path.

  • driftforever

    driftforever said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and a fanastic story! Congrats!

  • dotshoppe

    dotshoppe said 5 years ago

    very inspiring story, thank you for sharing! your hats are beautiful and truely works of art!

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 5 years ago

    So great to read your story. Lovely work.

  • lisaclark246

    lisaclark246 said 5 years ago

    I love this artist's sense of whimsy (as evidenced in the hat she is modeling) . The peace and industry of her workplace is palpable in the photos and her words. I will certainly look at her offerings and treat myself to a hat!

  • Seasons1126

    Seasons1126 said 5 years ago

    These hats are completely Royal worthy!!! Simply beautiful! <3

  • thesilvertassel

    thesilvertassel said 5 years ago

    What a lovely shop and inspiring story....Congrats!

  • Daniellelephant

    Daniellelephant said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring and heart warming story, Behida! Thank you for sharing it with all of us in the Etsy world. Your hats are gorgeous!!! I will definitely have to save up for one...or two :)

  • terabliss

    terabliss said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story and gorgeous hats!! Congratulations!

  • Essorawoodruff1

    Essorawoodruff1 said 5 years ago

    I just want to say your hats are so beautiful and that you are very talented!!

  • kisforkitty

    kisforkitty said 5 years ago

    Wonderful to hear your story, the things that have shaped your life. Your hats are beautiful. I noticed them when I first joined Etsy. Who is your beautiful model? A very happy life to you!

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 5 years ago

    Finally! I've loved your shop forever. It's great to see you featured--congratulations!

  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 5 years ago

    What a breathtaking article and feature! Congratulations on being featured! What I loved about you the most was your inspirations through architecture and antiques. This is where I get a lot of mine as well, through old world charm and the detail that goes into something and the love, sweat and tears. I think back then a lot of people did their crafts lovingly so different from today where I think people think of it as a job. There are so few artisans left. This is why I love ETSY. There are so many people on here with passion like you, that put time and thought into a well crafted item. So Kudos to you and my "HAT OFF TO YOU". I will be checking out your store to see if there is anything I can use for my steam punk hats...If not perhaps you could create some for me?

  • wearableartbyjude

    wearableartbyjude said 5 years ago

    wow.. so absolutely beautiful! Such a wonderful interview, too. Congrats on being the Featured Seller!

  • ghoghooghora

    ghoghooghora said 5 years ago

    amazing journey, beautiful work!

  • Brydferth

    Brydferth said 5 years ago

    I've adored your hats for sometime. Love your story and thank you for sharing it. All the best .. xx

  • thetootsiewootsie

    thetootsiewootsie said 5 years ago

    such pretty hats!

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! So much grace and beauty in your work and your words! Best wishes and smiles :)

  • sianykitty

    sianykitty said 5 years ago

    what a touching story... not only you are a brilliant artist, you have an interesting personality and all these reflects in your artwork.. bravo I enjoy reading this feature seller, and of course so amused by the beautiful hats!

  • boxartig

    boxartig said 5 years ago

    Beautiful creative hats and wonderful pictures! Dancho looks cute as well :)

  • justinpotts

    justinpotts said 5 years ago

    fabulous designs- i love them!

  • JBPacrat

    JBPacrat said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. Well deserved feature. I am in love with your vintage inspired hats.

  • SayitWithPaper

    SayitWithPaper said 5 years ago

    This is most definitely my favourite "featured seller" piece yet. So inspiring, and such beautiful work!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 5 years ago

    Ahh...a woman after my own heart...accordion player! I collect accordions...I imagine the music you must play is filled with depth of soul extraordinaire! Beautiful hats, beautiful story...brave woman standing strong in your wisdom!

  • jewelsbymoon

    jewelsbymoon said 5 years ago

    Such a great story. Truly we all need to count our blessings I know I do Edith Head, was an amazing woman. I'm glad you got your second chance here in America. It was just meant to be. Best wishes to you and good luck with your shop it is amazing!

  • ByPearlElizabeth

    ByPearlElizabeth said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and inspirational story. Thank- you.

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm so happy to see you featured! I've loved looking at your shop and beautiful creations for a long time and although I don't have the life (or head) to wear your gorgeous hats, I'm envious of those that do. Wonderful interview and I love the fact that even though you have had a life that may be considered a hard sad childhood, you've turned things around through hard work and a positive outlook! May all your dreams and aspiration come true!

  • mepuechner

    mepuechner said 5 years ago

    Your hats are incredible. I want one of each :)

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 5 years ago

    Your story is truly inspiring. You certainly took your second chance and ran with it. Good for you! Your hats are amazing!!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 5 years ago

    Wonderful hats!

  • ashleyqueen

    ashleyqueen said 5 years ago

    These are absolutely gorgeous!! Very nice work!! Ashley King

  • dawnandross

    dawnandross said 5 years ago

    This story was truly touching...thank you for sharing

  • NicoleNicoletta

    NicoleNicoletta said 5 years ago

    amazing! thanks for sharing!

  • AKLaser

    AKLaser said 5 years ago

    Behide, you are an incredible person -so gifted! I admire your creative drive against all odds! I think if Edith Head was alive she would be looking at your creations for inspiration. Thank you.

  • LimBoVintage

    LimBoVintage said 5 years ago

    This was the first shop i favorited when i joined Etsy. Absolutely gorgeous work! Congrats.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    so beautiful.. congrats.. you deserve it

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 5 years ago

    Magnificent work-- so wonderful to see you and your shop featured here. You have prevailed despite your early difficulties-- truly inspiring and wonderful to know that you are following your bliss and have made a lovely and creative life for yourself. Congratulations on all fronts-- and I hope that your dream for future happiness becomes a reality!

  • babybayrs

    babybayrs said 5 years ago

    beautiful work, beautiful model, beautiful photography

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    I love your shop!!! Well done!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 5 years ago

    Stunning!! Love the hats and the photos and your life story. So great.

  • filmshirley

    filmshirley said 5 years ago

    I've been admiring your work for months now, so glad to see you featured on the Etsy blog. Your hats are exquisite, and your model looks like she stepped out of the 1920s. Amazing work, and amazing story. Can't wait to see where you go next!

  • belleboheme

    belleboheme said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Every hat is a work of art. Congratulations!

  • parvana

    parvana said 5 years ago

    Your story is so touching and your work is amazing. You deserve all the success in the world!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 5 years ago

    these hats are SO beautiful. I love them! maybe someday i will have one of my own. great feature. a true showmanship of handmade, indeed. :0)

  • leanimale

    leanimale said 5 years ago

    I have admired your hats for some time, and after reading your story it makes them even more special. Very inspiring, congratulations on all of your success!!

  • CraftiKiwi

    CraftiKiwi said 5 years ago

    I loved your story and your beautiful hats! You are also very beautiful, you should be modelling them yourself! I hope your dreams all come true.

  • nurlu

    nurlu said 5 years ago

    Wonderful hats!

  • briannalamar

    briannalamar said 5 years ago

    wow, inspiring story! Your hats are amazing, and you are so cute & lovely in your little hat shop!

  • victoriaenglishcharm

    victoriaenglishcharm said 5 years ago

    a truly enlightening interview, good luck with your wonderful shop full of beautiful hats! best wishes from the UK. x

  • oo0oSUGARo0oo

    oo0oSUGARo0oo said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats! love the classic timeless style!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 5 years ago

    What a remarkable story! Congrats on the well deserved feature. You and your hats are just stunning. I completely agree... magic happens when you push yourself to be creative and work with what you have. Best of luck and continued success!

  • Daniblu

    Daniblu said 5 years ago

    Love your hats! Very inspiring story. Congrats!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 5 years ago

    Your shop is amazing, and what a beautiful story you have! Congratulations on your feature~

  • LadyDanio

    LadyDanio said 5 years ago

    I am rarely this inspired by the Featured Seller spotlight but your story is amazing and moved me.

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Your hats are simply stunning + your story is inspirational! I hope you achieve more than you could ever dream :)

  • treasurehuntvintage

    treasurehuntvintage said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiring story! I am in awe of your talent and tenacity. May life continue to bloom for you.

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 5 years ago

    Your journey is inspiring and delightful, to say the least. Great job on your perseverance and tenacity to get through life's hardships. All the best to you !

  • scoutandrescue

    scoutandrescue said 5 years ago

    This is the most endearing Featured Artist I have ever read. Thank you for sharing your story. xo

  • iowajewel

    iowajewel said 5 years ago

    so inspiring! i would love to be your friend! have a wonderful, magical life and best of luck in your shop!

  • paperbugg

    paperbugg said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats! They look so elegant.

  • minusOne

    minusOne said 5 years ago

    I am so happy to see this much-loved shop featured. what a compelling story and lovely lovely artist - inside and out.

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 5 years ago

    Fabulous story and STUNNING hats! Congratulations and continued success - in millinery and in life!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Hudson NY has been on our list to visit this year - will definitely stop by and see your beautiful hat creations!

  • CarameloBoutique

    CarameloBoutique said 5 years ago

    Your story in really inspiring and your hats are amazing. I'm also came from other country. My best wishes for you and your shop. Success!.

  • becaruns

    becaruns said 5 years ago

    what a beautiful interview! I loved this!! Thank you for sharing!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 5 years ago

    you have wonderful courage! congratulations on your success - and wishes for your continued success!

  • ShawnMary

    ShawnMary said 5 years ago

    I love your story, and am completely captivated by your hats! I share your views on making beauty from little, thats how I started my jewelry as well! Creatively speaking, I need a day to take care and nurture my creativity! God bless!

  • TeaPartyHats

    TeaPartyHats said 5 years ago

    What a story! Love your hats! I wish you a lot of sucess!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 5 years ago

    I love the shapes of your hats - simply stunning! :) Congrats on being featured!

  • icing101

    icing101 said 5 years ago

    Such inspiring and beautiful work/story! I am so happy for you and glad you made it to America...here we can all create our own lives!

  • TrimKo

    TrimKo said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story. Stunning work!

  • mountainoriginals

    mountainoriginals said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story and beautiful products. thank you for sharing your story.

  • leatherExpressions

    leatherExpressions said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story, thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration to everyone.

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 5 years ago

    Your hats are so beautiful...they belong in a museum..your story inspires me and also the beauty you create......

  • PickleLilyDesign

    PickleLilyDesign said 5 years ago

    This is definately one of the most inspiring stories I've read to date. Congratulations!

  • RiRiFisch

    RiRiFisch said 5 years ago

    Big fan for a while...love your hats!

  • incottagecountry

    incottagecountry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and Inspiring story! And, your hats are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • masonke

    masonke said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. Your work is absolutely beautiful! All of the very best to you.

  • OliveSpoonStudio

    OliveSpoonStudio said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story! I loved reading every bit. Beautiful work, and congrats!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 5 years ago

    I've adored your items for so long; it's great to see a familiar shop as a featured seller and finally put a face to all your magical creations! Lovely interview as well. Congratulations on the feature!

  • aronnberg

    aronnberg said 5 years ago

    That's a beautiful life story! You're a very strong women, who I'm sure will continue to do amazing, wonderful things!

  • oktak

    oktak said 5 years ago

    What an amazing story, and beautiful hats! Congratulations on your success against all odds. Warm wishes for the new year!

  • bluemoonartworks

    bluemoonartworks said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and very inspiring words!

  • TheLonelyHeart

    TheLonelyHeart said 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on being Featured Seller, if anyone deserved it, its YOU! You are truly talented, God Bless you and we wish you many sales!

  • rocketgal

    rocketgal said 5 years ago

    I love your beautiful hats. And more than anything, I love your story. What a journey. Congratulations. You are deserving of much happiness and success!

  • CannibalCrafts

    CannibalCrafts said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Hats and cloches are one of things I never thought of the person behind the product. All the work that goes into it and the heart she puts in her work is inspiring.

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 5 years ago

    Behida your hats are STUNNING!!! Such a touching story! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • SkywardDesigns

    SkywardDesigns said 5 years ago

    I am so glad this shop was featured! I found these lovely hats about a year ago and had completely forgotten about them ... *adding to wishlist!*

  • FOYI

    FOYI said 5 years ago

    I love, love, love all the hats. Let's bring back chic :) thank you for sharing.

  • cakeatmidnight

    cakeatmidnight said 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful life story- my favorite to read yet! And awesome hats. I can't get enough of hats

  • FlameJewels

    FlameJewels said 5 years ago

    Wow, the hats you create are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • jejemae

    jejemae said 5 years ago

    Beautiful !! all around, inside, and out. YOU, Your Life, Your Art.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    Amazing story and love your shop and your hats are beautiful~ wish you continued success in all you do and your a pretty young woman too.

  • AdornmentsbyDebbie

    AdornmentsbyDebbie said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured--your hats are very creative and beautiful and your story very inspiring.

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 5 years ago

    Awesome hats!

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 5 years ago

    Incredibly touching story. You are one of those people that live challenging obstacles and find incredible ways to go through life with a smile. I admire your courage and your talent is a wonderful gift. Congratulations on the feature, which is well deserved because you don't only make beautiful hats, you are a powerful and inspiring hat maker! :-) have fun and I wish you lots of sales in 2012... Annik-Michele

  • PaintTheTownHawaii

    PaintTheTownHawaii said 5 years ago

    Your craft and art sense is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 5 years ago

    Sweet and lovely inspiration... so haPPY you create hats! Wish you all the best in this world...

  • rositasrojas

    rositasrojas said 5 years ago

    beautiful work!..

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 5 years ago

    I think this is quite possibly one of the most inspirational and sweet Featured Seller stories I have read on Etsy. I love that you say that not having all the tools of the trade helped your creativity. Lovely story and I wish you much light and love on your journey!

  • PoshDots

    PoshDots said 5 years ago

    Very cool...story and hats!

  • KOLYAdresses

    KOLYAdresses said 5 years ago

    Dober dan Behinda, Your story is very delicate and interesting..l! Full of sadness and happiness. (I have been watching a documentary for the last two days about "your war", which is only 20 years ago, I can remember this time very well as I had just spend three summers in beautiful croatia. There was tension at that time (1988/89/90) (I was 18 years old). I am so delighted to see the picture of you and your beautiful dog and ofcourse to see the beautiful pieces you have made. What great craftsperson you are.... You seem happy, in your story and in your photos. I wish you lots of luck in life. Miranda

  • ElloPoppetBeauty

    ElloPoppetBeauty said 5 years ago

    So glad to see you recognized here by etsy - I have admired your work for so long now.. you are beautiful, your photos are amazing & your hats are to die for!.. Keep up the good work & best of luck to you in your journey!

  • mermaiddesigns1

    mermaiddesigns1 said 5 years ago

    Love your work! I love the photo of you and your dog! My Great Dane Miles does that with me while I make jewelry! Wishing you the very best in your business!

  • amybunz16

    amybunz16 said 5 years ago

    Such an inspirational story! I can't even begin to imagine what you have been through throughout your life and it's amazing to see all the beauty you have been able to create....almost in spite of everything...like a statement against what the world might have dealt you. This could not be a more well deserved feature, so congratulation Behida. All the best to you in everything that you do ♥

  • amybunz16

    amybunz16 said 5 years ago

    Such an inspirational story! I can't even begin to imagine what you have been through throughout your life and it's amazing to see all the beauty you have been able to take from everything....almost in spite of everything...like a statement against what the world might have dealt you. This could not be a more well deserved feature, so congratulation Bahida. All the best to you in everything that you do ♥

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 5 years ago

    Love your hats.. Very inspiring story ..Congrats ..♥♥♥

  • mermaiddesigns1

    mermaiddesigns1 said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congratulations on being a featured Artist!! I love the photo of you and your dog! My Great Dane Miles does that with me while I make jewelry! Wishing you the very best in your business!

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 5 years ago

    I love your aesthetic. One of my new favorite shops! :)

  • sonnic34

    sonnic34 said 5 years ago

    Your hats are beautiful, your story inspiring and I love that you learned English from watching The Golden Girls.

  • ElegantElementsOnlin

    ElegantElementsOnlin said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story, beautiful hats. May you continue to experience great joy and share your amazing gift with the world.

  • HoneysuckleKiss

    HoneysuckleKiss said 5 years ago

    I have long been an admirer of your hats. It is so nice to hear the story behind them. Your work is amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • TickleBebe

    TickleBebe said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your success--not only with your shop, but your awesome journey to the US. Blessings on all that you do.

  • purplmama

    purplmama said 5 years ago

    My gosh, what an exquisite and poignant story... I am biting back tears. You are a beautiful soul, Behida. Instead of shriveling in bitterness, you have risen out of the ashes and have blossomed like a rare rose, inspiring all of us. I really needed this today. Thank you so much.

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 5 years ago

    beautiful work .... by the way love the pic with you and your dog... so sweet and beautiful both of you ... cheers!

  • ShoponSherman

    ShoponSherman said 5 years ago

    Love your story. Love your hats. Great face, too! You're gorgeous! Best wishes.

  • DawgDayCrafting

    DawgDayCrafting said 5 years ago

    Well deserved and very inspirational writing. Best of luck to you and congrats.

  • GardenDaisiesStudio

    GardenDaisiesStudio said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and a beautiful story! I really enjoy looking at your hats and knowing a lot of the pieces for your inspiration. It's amazing the energy and detail each piece has. Best wishes for the future. I wish I had a place and hairstyle to wear one of these beautiful hats :)

  • RedBoatStudio

    RedBoatStudio said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful story and such beautiful hats! All the best in your business.

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats. Your an inspiration. You should be proud. Thank you.

  • RoadsideBridge

    RoadsideBridge said 5 years ago

    You just inspired me to go in my creative room to design and sew a dress tonight.Thank you for that. Both you and your hats are very beautiful.You look like the famous Movie Stars from the 1950s.Glamerous.Good Luck with your shop.Design On!!!

  • FISHIES1

    FISHIES1 said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring and extraordinary story. Thank you for posting a feature for us.

  • Dignav

    Dignav said 5 years ago

    amazing hats and story!

  • thewomensrepublic

    thewomensrepublic said 5 years ago

    Wonderful Hats Full of Soul! Your inspiration and your own touch are fused so well into each one. I will have to stop in your shop, I am not too far from Hudson, NY. I love it there, such a great community of artists. I can always use a great hat:)

  • PoppyandPearlCo

    PoppyandPearlCo said 5 years ago

    wow! what an amazing story. a favorite featured seller article!!! thank you for sharing, Behida : ) many blessings in 2012!

  • girlsgottalent

    girlsgottalent said 5 years ago

    beautiful and creative!! so inspirational and i love your pieces!! keep it up :) cheers~

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    a beautiful success story! love your work and your spirit! congratulations on being named Featured Seller!

  • FoundVintageStyle

    FoundVintageStyle said 5 years ago

    I am SO excited to see Behida as your featured seller! So very deserving, I love her work and bought one of her creations last year and love it!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story, thank you for sharing! Congrats~!

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 5 years ago

    Congragulations Behida!

  • GreenTrunkDesigns

    GreenTrunkDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love Your Hats!

  • looploft

    looploft said 5 years ago

    what a lovely story + i am so inspired by your spirit + success! may 2012 be the best yet :)

  • papercutsarecute

    papercutsarecute said 5 years ago

    WOW, what a wonderful, inspiring story!! Best wishes to you and congratulations on a well deserved feature!!

  • JMcontempjewellery

    JMcontempjewellery said 5 years ago

    Fabolous! LOve your creations! Congrats on your new shop and Etsy feature!!! all the best

  • ValerieLorimer

    ValerieLorimer said 5 years ago

    Your hats are absolutely stunning! I love the atmosphere that you create with each one. Congrats on the feature!

  • MsFoodie

    MsFoodie said 5 years ago

    What great work! I love you as the model fabulous and I love your dog!

  • VintageToLiveBy

    VintageToLiveBy said 5 years ago

    You life and suffering has beautifully transformed into hats of substance and character with tremendoud dignity. You are a fine example of a genuine artist. I felt you in my bones when I read your feature. Love to you!!

  • ElysianOrganics

    ElysianOrganics said 5 years ago

    What a truly inspirational story. We have admired your shop, your photography, and your commitment to amazing handmade craftsmanship. We are wondering why you aren't modeling your fabulous creations? You're absolutely stunning! We have previously read about your model and have also viewed her lovely jewelry shop. She is gorgeous and a wonderful model. We just never imagined the face behind Yellowfield would be so stunning.

  • shazzasknits

    shazzasknits said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and uplifting story, you are an inspiration and truly deserving of being a featured seller as your work is stunning!

  • ElysianOrganics

    ElysianOrganics said 5 years ago

    Truly inspirational! We had previously read about your model & also viewed her lovely jewelry shop. We never imagined the face behind Yellowfield would be so exquisite as well!

  • foundbymarie

    foundbymarie said 5 years ago

    this one has it all...great story, fantastic handmade pieces, lots of depth into her story, life and products. and it is all lovely.

  • MaggiePaggieDesigns

    MaggiePaggieDesigns said 5 years ago

    A beautiful post! Very inspiring ~ love your work.

  • shescrafty2003

    shescrafty2003 said 5 years ago

    Wow, you and your hats are cool!!! You had me laughing at the GoIden Girls english lessons. They taught me a lot too. I can't wait till you have your 2 sheep,5 chickens, dog and love of your life.... they will be very blessed to be YOURs. Stay fun and creative.

  • LizzyClara

    LizzyClara said 5 years ago

    Wow ! All the best to you Dale

  • BZAR

    BZAR said 5 years ago

    Your absolutely amazing very talented and gourges great story. when Is the book comeing out? thanks! for sharing.

  • FREAKAHAULIC

    FREAKAHAULIC said 5 years ago

    what beautiful hats!

  • FREAKAHAULIC

    FREAKAHAULIC said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats :)

  • fabricdesigns

    fabricdesigns said 5 years ago

    YOU are an inspiration - keep up the great work. Your hats are fabulous.

  • seno

    seno said 5 years ago

    Fabulous seller ................. great items .................

  • shlomitofir

    shlomitofir said 5 years ago

    Wow! That was really a moving and inspiring interview. Thanks for sharing your experience and I am so glad to have discovered your hat shop, you make amazing pieces. Good luck to you and I'll be sure to pop in if I am in the area...

  • Happiknits

    Happiknits said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your shop has been in my favorites for quite some time now. Your story is inspirational and uplifting. I wish you much success xo

  • ModernVerite

    ModernVerite said 5 years ago

    I am so thrilled to see you featured - you deserve it! As a lover of all things art deco, your hats have had me drooling since I first found you here a few weeks ago. Now I am trying to figure how to pinch my pennies so I can one day afford one of your masterpieces...keep it up! xo

  • crochetgallery

    crochetgallery said 5 years ago

    Nisam ljepsih sesira vidjela ! Stvarno mi je drago da vidim nasu Bosanku u prelijepom svjetlu ! Sa srecom...I CESTITAM OD SRCA!!!!!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 5 years ago

    First of all, what an inspiring story. Great strength and beauty show in your work. Second, I would LOVE to feature some of your hats in my photography... too bad you're not closer. I too am inspired by the class and beauty of things from a hundred years ago. Good for you, and keep it up. Amazing.

  • sallybean45

    sallybean45 said 5 years ago

    I N C R E D I B L E.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Fabulous shop!!! Congrats! You have a wonderful outlook...very inspirational!

  • jenstilley

    jenstilley said 5 years ago

    What an incredible story! Congratulations on the interview. Your hats are beautiful.

  • fredandlulu

    fredandlulu said 5 years ago

    One of my favorite shops on Etsy, delighted to see you interviewed and a bit of your studio. Congratulations on your success and wishing your dreams come true...

  • jenstilley

    jenstilley said 5 years ago

    What an incredible story. Congratulations on the interview. Your hats are gorgeous.

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Your story: Gorgeous. Your hats: Stunning. Love, love, love it! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop! Hannah Jasmine

  • anyssasmom

    anyssasmom said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your hats, your spirit, your creativity Thank~you for sharing... truly inspirational

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Your work is absolutely beautiful & stunning! Congrats on the feature and thank you for sharing your lovely interview!

  • mandirckard

    mandirckard said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! I loved your answers re:when did you know you'd become an artist? and what does handmade mean to you? Love these answers. Very well put. I too love Edith Head! What an outstanding artist! Gorgeous work!

  • AllyCat123

    AllyCat123 said 5 years ago

    Divine.

  • needleandfelt

    needleandfelt said 5 years ago

    Behida, You are an inspiration!! Congratulations on your feature - beautiful hats!

  • emwi

    emwi said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful, and your dog is so sweet! Congratulations on being featured. Keep doing your thing!

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 5 years ago

    how wonderful that you were able to have a second chance. That must have been very tough. Beautiful hats! congratulations:)

  • branda

    branda said 5 years ago

    We are so glad you are featured!!! We admire your work and it's so beautiful see you here!!! Congratulations dear Behinda!!! ♥♥

  • PurpleToedGypsy

    PurpleToedGypsy said 5 years ago

    you really do look great in that hat!

  • SimpleSmiles

    SimpleSmiles said 5 years ago

    you have a really wonderful style:) keep up the GREAT work!

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby said 5 years ago

    Stunning hats and an incredible story! Congratulations.

  • AZALEAstudio

    AZALEAstudio said 5 years ago

    I was really moved by your story. It brought tears to my eyes. I'm also an immigrant, but from Mexico. Your work is amazing. I like fedora-style hats.

  • SlopingBarnVintage

    SlopingBarnVintage said 5 years ago

    Your hats are truly outstanding, but the story behind them is even more amazing. Thank you so much for sharing, and I wish all the best!

  • saraaires

    saraaires said 5 years ago

    I like the moto on your paga: Dreams do come true! Fabulous work, great interview. :)

  • SIS2rs

    SIS2rs said 5 years ago

    Your hats are beautiful- you are a fantastic craftsman! Kudos to you and your journey- we are blessed to have you in America!

  • Retromodernkelsey

    Retromodernkelsey said 5 years ago

    It's about time. I have been inspired by these wonderful creations for over a year now. Beautiful person, beautiful hats!

  • jessicawrasman

    jessicawrasman said 5 years ago

    Fantastic hats--great story. I adore your work! (Love your cute dog, too.)

  • OriginalMikky

    OriginalMikky said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story, beautiful woman, gorgeous dog!

  • WitsEndMagick

    WitsEndMagick said 5 years ago

    Unbelievably inspiring story. I am always touched to hear such stories of determination through tragedy. I am so glad you are here. Beautiful work, I love hats and I love items that have a unique look. You have managed both... Good fortune to you......

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach said 5 years ago

    Truly inspirational story. I have long adored your shop and now - all the more so! Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and I am so glad to see it featured!

  • LilianEveDesigns

    LilianEveDesigns said 5 years ago

    LOVE the old world feel AND your pal that works by your side! XO

  • glusk

    glusk said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring story.

  • leighannabanana89

    leighannabanana89 said 5 years ago

    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on being featured, you certainly deserve it.

  • lilacopera

    lilacopera said 5 years ago

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your parents, and yet I can see how their beauty lives on in you and your gifts! Thank you for making America your home. Your story makes me feel both humble and grateful for the blessing of living here. Warmest congratulations on your feature and shop!

  • ezabrasil

    ezabrasil said 5 years ago

    AMAZING work! Of course it doesn't hurt that you got yourself a beautiful model as well... I want them all! Many blessings on your path

  • lagelle

    lagelle said 5 years ago

    Lovely and inspiring story! Thanx for sharing this Etsy <3

  • sweetolivejewelry

    sweetolivejewelry said 5 years ago

    Such lovely hats and inspiring story! I'm looking forward to stopping by the shop in Hudson and seeing the hats in person.

  • 2chicdesigns

    2chicdesigns said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Love your hats!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    What a story...thanks so much for sharing your journey. Your hats are out of this world gorgeous. You and your work are a true Etsy gem. Congrats on your feature and much continued success!!

  • Rembrandtrocks

    Rembrandtrocks said 5 years ago

    That did it! I am going to paint you a hat locket! Your work is truly amazing and inspiring! I will contact you as soon as it is done. I, with my mother and sisters, ran a Brial store for years and your work brings me back/Users/celenamcmahon/Desktop/il_570xN.270096609.jpg to that beautiful place of pure joy! Thank you! Celena for Rembrandtrocks!~ Specializing in Hand painted Jewerly and lockets

  • barkdecor

    barkdecor said 5 years ago

    I've been following your hats for forever! I love each and every one of them! Best wishes in the New Year!

  • jenniferwhitmer

    jenniferwhitmer said 5 years ago

    This is such a moving and inspiring story, Behida. May all good come to you always.

  • myhideaway

    myhideaway said 5 years ago

    I agree that beautiful things can be made from the most humble materials. I love that you learned to speak English by watching the Golden Girls! Your story will stay with me. :)

  • AdrianCompanyVintage

    AdrianCompanyVintage said 5 years ago

    Love this shop!:)

  • vixendesignstudio

    vixendesignstudio said 5 years ago

    Seriously, I have been secretly obsessed with Behida's hats for months now... You are a true artisan with aweinspiring talent, and it sounds like the heart of a Saint, as well. Congratulations!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! You have created a beautiful shop. May you have continued success.

  • Harem6

    Harem6 said 5 years ago

    Your hats are totally amazing ! We loved reading your story ! We wish you many days of great inspiration !

  • minouette

    minouette said 5 years ago

    Interesting story and beautiful hats (long on my favorites list)! Congratulations on the feature! I admire your resilience.

  • dawnjulius

    dawnjulius said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Beautiful story. Beautiful woman.

  • viapapeo8

    viapapeo8 said 5 years ago

    This girl is AMAZING!! Beautiful Hats!!

  • viapapeo8

    viapapeo8 said 5 years ago

    This girl is AMAZING!!! Beautiful Hats!!

  • sybilcouture

    sybilcouture said 5 years ago

    Cangrates! Beautiful story and stunning hats!

  • MamandSirs

    MamandSirs said 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL! very touching story, congratulations and much luck on the road ahead.

  • shescrafty2003

    shescrafty2003 said 5 years ago

    Wow, you and your hats are very kool! Who better to teach you english than Rose, Sophie, Dorthy and Blanch.... Hope you and your dog get your 2 sheep, 5 chickens, and love sooner than later. Stay fun , creative and unique.

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin said 5 years ago

    What a GREAT story! And you are simply drop-dead gorgeous! Congratulations on your success!

  • arabydesigns

    arabydesigns said 5 years ago

    This is a truly inspirational interview

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist! I was touched by your story. Your work is amazing. Best wishes for many more success!

  • arabydesigns

    arabydesigns said 5 years ago

    ...oooops....and the hats are heavenly! Conrats on your new store!

  • dustbincards

    dustbincards said 5 years ago

    Sooooo awesome! So glad you are here in America. It is lovely folks like you who make our country so great...Thankyou for coming and sharing yourself and your work with all of us! Blessings on you and all those you love!

  • JeanieBeanHandknits

    JeanieBeanHandknits said 5 years ago

    I adore your hats! Your story is inspirational. Thank you for sharing it.

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 5 years ago

    Best Feature Ever! Congrats Behida! I met you a few time in the San Francisco Art Institute Library where you worked during school, while I was in grad school. I have seen many of your hats at boutiques in SF and they are exquisitely made. You deserve every bit of success you want! I hope all your dreams come true! ♥

  • tonimariedesigns

    tonimariedesigns said 5 years ago

    WOW!!! Amazing talent!!!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 5 years ago

    A HUGE congrats to you! Your shops has been one of my favorites here for a while now--I show it to everyone I introduce to Etsy. Absolutely gorgeous work and such a wonderful interview. Your story is amazing. Even bigger congrats on finding happiness in your "second" life! I hope you get everything you hope for and more :).

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story! Very inspiring,congratulations on your success!

  • divelegant

    divelegant said 5 years ago

    congrats being a vintage seller and loving hats, I really appreciate what you are doing!

  • lpei

    lpei said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your inspirational story. Your work is incredible... For those of us who dream of having our own little shop or studio one day, it's nice to see that sometimes hard work and passionate creativity do pay off. Best of luck, I hope one day to visit your shop... it looks amazing!

  • katarinacouture

    katarinacouture said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration!!! I am in awe of your talent and humility. Your hats are truly works of art. Congratulations on your success!

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 5 years ago

    What a wonderfully interesting and encouraging interview! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and history ... and future. It struck a chord when you said you finally found a word for your compulsive behavior. I have no doubts that struck A LOT of artists! Your hats are lovely and very classic. Best of good luck in the years to come!

  • ChestnutHillVintage

    ChestnutHillVintage said 5 years ago

    Your life s such a beautiful one, inspiring and overcoming! I commend you for pushing forward and for making your desires a reality. Absolutely perfect work!!! LOVE each and every hat!!! Great job, thank you for sharing with us!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your life and shop with all of us. I enjoyed reading the interview so much. Your hats are fantastic and I just know you are going to continue to do well. Much success to you. Patti

  • shoproomstudio

    shoproomstudio said 5 years ago

    thank you so much for sharing a peek into your world. your hats are absolutely stunning!

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    Congrats Behida! Well deserved.

  • Carolannscloset2

    Carolannscloset2 said 5 years ago

    These are the most amazing hats! You go girl. Wonderful! G-d bless you.

  • ittybittybag

    ittybittybag said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous hats, model and artistry. The story is a cherry on a hot fudge sundae, what an inspiration.

  • CoutureArabesque

    CoutureArabesque said 5 years ago

    These are some truly beautiful pieces of art.. love each and every one of them. And quite a fascinating story as well...

  • jessalinb

    jessalinb said 5 years ago

    Happy to see you featured - been admiring for a while - and great to read your story. Best of luck for the future!

  • IguanaMakeIt

    IguanaMakeIt said 5 years ago

    I absolutely loved your feature. I did not want it to end. I wanted to read your book! You are a very special person. Thank you.

  • awoolgatherer

    awoolgatherer said 5 years ago

    One of my favorite shops!! Such incredibly beautiful craftsmanship! Congratulations on the feature and much continued success! ♥

  • suzyqandsallytoo

    suzyqandsallytoo said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous hats and a beautiful story! Creating seems to make you happy. I hope you have many more happy and creative days, my friend!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 5 years ago

    You are as beautiful, inside & out, as your wonderful hats.

  • Vitrine

    Vitrine said 5 years ago

    I'm glad you got the chance to get away and find a place that you can create. Your work is beautiful! Wishing you much success and that in 10 years time you see your wishes fulfilled!

  • DarwinsDress

    DarwinsDress said 5 years ago

    Thank You!! You are so inspiring!! Your statement of 'make magic with whatever you have' brings tears to my eyes!! You are a wonderful artist!

  • MamaCocoaButters

    MamaCocoaButters said 5 years ago

    Strikingly beautiful and unique pieces of art from a strikingly beautiful woman. Loved your story. Best wishes to you.

  • ChompMonster

    ChompMonster said 5 years ago

    Great story! Great hats!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 5 years ago

    Your story is inspiring and your hats are radiant! Congrats of the feature!

  • HappyHummingbird

    HappyHummingbird said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful story. Beautiful hats and amazing seller!

  • xtwo

    xtwo said 5 years ago

    Best story. Lovely pieces of art! So inspiring...

  • PomPomClothing

    PomPomClothing said 5 years ago

    I've been an admirer of your hats for quite some time now. Stunning work, and much deserving of a feature. Congrats, my friend!

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the profound thoughts in your interview Behinda, and your beautiful hat creations. Keep it up, girl! :)

  • CrownBindery

    CrownBindery said 5 years ago

    I cannot believe how beautiful this story is, in content and photography. Wonderful!

  • jpbeads

    jpbeads said 5 years ago

    Your story and journey are inspirational! Thank you!

  • rio514

    rio514 said 5 years ago

    I have long been an admirer of your work and I'm thrilled to see you showcased as a Featured Seller!! :)

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    What a great story! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being featured!

  • foundheartsvintage

    foundheartsvintage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Inspiring. Unforgettable story and artistry.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Great Article I have always loved your designs in your shop here on ETSY your hats are so beautiful. I'll have to get me one of your hats! Thanks for a very good and inspiring interview much continued blessings.

  • raspberryhead

    raspberryhead said 5 years ago

    oh my god...i absolutely adore you and your purity of heart..what a joy and an inspiration.. the part where you talked about not having all of the things that a milliner should have made me laugh.. i feel you...it's a beautiful struggle isn't it? making something out of sometimes nothing. ... thank you.. youre as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside....

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles said 5 years ago

    One of my very favorite shops since I first was introduced to etsy. Amazing work, very inspiring!

  • gabeadz

    gabeadz said 5 years ago

    I love your shop...really beautiful!

  • jencarres

    jencarres said 5 years ago

    Your hats are GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I loved reading about your life...you're an inspiration! :)

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and inspiring interview. I really like this thought "I make a point of making my home nice and cozy because if there is chaos around me I don’t feel very inspired to do anything creative". How true, I feel the same way, always torn between cleaning or sewing. Yet find that I'm not as inspired to sew if I have chaos around me. Now that I've warmed myself up by the cozy fire, off to the sewing room to finish organizing more quilt squares then reward myself with finishing up a quilted pillow cover. Wish you great success.....Lisa

  • loreliekaydesigns

    loreliekaydesigns said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! And the pic of you and your pup, oh my gosh too cute for words! The very, very best to you in your future. You deserve it...

  • leahl

    leahl said 5 years ago

    very beautiful hats and story. My daughter spent time in Bosnia 8-9 yrs ago and lived with a family--wonderful experience and heard stories about the war. I actually work with someone who was working as a journalist/photographer during the war and he showed me article/photos he took. One is of the big lion statutes at the entrance of the cemetary and my daughter was living close to it and talked about seeing it outside the window where she was staying. I was so excited to read this and emailed it to her :)

  • laurengibson

    laurengibson said 5 years ago

    Your hats are so beautiful! And glamorous!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 5 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word of your interview. Your hats are amazing creations and we wish you all the best! You are a breathtakingly beautiful woman. ~ Lisa xo ;)

  • silverridgestudio

    silverridgestudio said 5 years ago

    I have been a fan for as long as I have been a seller of your work. So beautiful, elegant, classy & creative. Many, many congratulations on being a featured seller ~ so deserved!

  • cenirestardust

    cenirestardust said 5 years ago

    Fantastic interview, and wonderful, wonderful shop! (I think I just went through and favorited about a million hats :P) You have such an inspiring story, it's so wonderful to hear how far you've come and how hard you've worked to get this far. May you have continued success, and much happiness in life!

  • silverridgestudio

    silverridgestudio said 5 years ago

    oops - I don't sell your work! I meant since I myself have had a shop! once again congratulations Behida!

  • ScavengerBirdsArt

    ScavengerBirdsArt said 5 years ago

    wonderful hats and interview, very inspiring.

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 5 years ago

    Behida, so thrilled to see you featured!! Your hats are amazing and your shop is a favorite of mine. I share your admiration for the genius of Edith Head. All the best!!

  • NatSmithIllustration

    NatSmithIllustration said 5 years ago

    WOW, such talent and beauty in every hat. you really are an amazing artist

  • MoonlightMartini

    MoonlightMartini said 5 years ago

    An amazing story about an amazing artist. You are a very brave, inspiring and powerful woman who can teach many others much! Congrats!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats and cute dog! Congrats on your feature!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 5 years ago

    this is one of the best FS interviews ever :)

  • just4theartofit

    just4theartofit said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!....and the pictures are just absolutely stunning! I wish you continued success and congrats on the feature!

  • VezaVe

    VezaVe said 5 years ago

    I'm so happy for you! I'm moved in the same time from Ukraine....and so understaind and feel every words. You make me proud of you. You are amazing and your art is beautiful!

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured seller! I'm such a fan of your lovely shop!

  • VellePurse

    VellePurse said 5 years ago

    Your life story is truly inspirational and beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us! And your dog is too cute!

  • cooperstownsantaco

    cooperstownsantaco said 5 years ago

    sweet girl, sweet story and sweet hats!

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 5 years ago

    and I agree, one of the best FS interviews ever! I'm truly touched and inspired by your story.

  • parvaneh

    parvaneh said 5 years ago

    I admired your hats before but now knowing about your life make you and your art more beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

  • Ruthscraftroom

    Ruthscraftroom said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Both you and your hats! Your courage to overcome is heart warming and inspiring. By the way, your shop is adorable too! :)

  • pamelasjewelry

    pamelasjewelry said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous and inspirational life story. You can see and feel the love you put into your beautiful hats.

  • lutrell1

    lutrell1 said 5 years ago

    Thank you. What a heart touching and motivational story of your creative life.

  • softwarmbreeze

    softwarmbreeze said 5 years ago

    Love your work...I Love the blue hat especially and the model you picked too! ...it is a nice art you shared ...bless you!

  • KRYSTALKATS

    KRYSTALKATS said 5 years ago

    Great American story. Your cloche hats are beautiful.

  • softwarmbreeze

    softwarmbreeze said 5 years ago

    I love your work....I especially love your blue hat &the model you picked..it is a nice art you shared ...Bless you!

  • janiceartjewelry

    janiceartjewelry said 5 years ago

    Wow!! Your story brought tears to my eyes. Very inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • admirerofdreams

    admirerofdreams said 5 years ago

    This is the first article I have been so moved by that I felt compelled to leave a message. Wow. Just wow. What a beautiful soul this young artist has. Her story is amazing. She has proven the American dream is not dead at all. Hard work,plowing ahead and remaining hopeful truly can pay off. I would love to have a cup of coffee with her! :) What a positive woman who is also immensely talented. Blessings to her, and thank you for sharing this wonderful story!

  • janiceartjewelry

    janiceartjewelry said 5 years ago

    I went to add you on my favorites and realized, I already did. Your work is stunning!

  • Zafirah

    Zafirah said 5 years ago

    Have always found your hats amazing ... nice to meet the person behind them. Best of everything!

  • kustomkitsch

    kustomkitsch said 5 years ago

    I am so amazed by your beautiful work, and your inspiring story.

  • TatteredBella

    TatteredBella said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Person.....Amazing Artist.

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiring story, beautiful.

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 5 years ago

    I *totally* heart this seller and this feature story. Well done! Bravo!

  • betsybensen

    betsybensen said 5 years ago

    a beautiful feature!

  • tivolivintage

    tivolivintage said 5 years ago

    Inspirational, thank you for sharing your story. I would love to visit your shop one day!

  • gabrielasdreams

    gabrielasdreams said 5 years ago

    Your shop have being one of my favorites since I open my etsy shop a little over a year ago, and reading your story help me realize that your art is as genuine as you, that's way is it so Amazinly Gorgeous!! Congratulations and from my heart wish you all the succes happynes and health to keep doing what you love. Maria Gabriela.

  • rinebird

    rinebird said 5 years ago

    You have created beauty from your life of loss & renewal.You have come through a lot to come to a new country & reinvent yourself.I loved reading your story.I could read more, or perhaps be friends.Much success, your hats are beautiful.

  • threelittlebluebirds

    threelittlebluebirds said 5 years ago

    you ..your hats.. dancho are gorgeous...its so nice to see you featured. thank you so much for sharing your art and your heart.....

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 5 years ago

    Wonderful ............... Congrats on the feature story.

  • FashGal

    FashGal said 5 years ago

    You are a true inspiration in so many ways... Congratulations on your feature story, you are a true designer with wonderful hats. Wishing you continued success.

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    I admire your work! Congrats!

  • gettinghooked

    gettinghooked said 5 years ago

    What an inspirational story you have. I hope you are where you hope to be in 10 years, including the love of your life :-)

  • Lberks

    Lberks said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story and beautiful hats. My grandmother was a milliner so I can truly understand your love of your art.

  • jenniferFhightower

    jenniferFhightower said 5 years ago

    I have been saving up for one of these beauties for quite some time! I love them!

  • SistersLace

    SistersLace said 5 years ago

    Adorable hats, great story

  • artisanmaskers

    artisanmaskers said 5 years ago

    I have long admired your gorgeous shop. It is lovely to get to know a little more about you as a person! You are a great example of an artist who is even more beautiful than their art--which is saying A LOT! Very inspiring life. Thank you for sharing your story. Best of luck in your very bright future!

  • sukran

    sukran said 5 years ago

    How come I couldn't find this stunning shop before...Loved everything.Congrats:)

  • AmpleGoddess

    AmpleGoddess said 5 years ago

    Your store really touched me. Thank you for sharing your path thus far.

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story and woman you are! Congratulations on this ...I've admired your workmanship for a while now, and it is delightful to get a glimpse into how this has all transpired for you. It was sad to see the interview come to an end, I enjoyed it so. : )

  • calicarpa

    calicarpa said 5 years ago

    I have coveted your hats for a while now. What a empowered story to go with your beautiful practical pieces of art. I'm glad you found the word to describe your artistic nature.

  • Linelle10

    Linelle10 said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story. Coincidentally, I too am a Bosnian war refuge - glad to hear that you have so successfully transformed your life. Wish you all the best!

  • grain

    grain said 5 years ago

    An inspiring interview, and absolutely gorgeous work.

  • ripecardsandjewelry

    ripecardsandjewelry said 5 years ago

    You had me at Golden Girls. Absolutely loved your story and inspiration. Amazing and beautiful millinery work. And top it off I also adore Edith Head. Bravo!

  • sparklequeen

    sparklequeen said 5 years ago

    Truly amazing. What a beautiful person you are. What lovely hats you create...well done!

  • fulltiltboo

    fulltiltboo said 5 years ago

    If your inspiration comes from old movies, it should come just as well from your own mirror. Exempting the color, that middle pic looks like a classic of a young starlet in Old Hollywood - a face for silent film and a story to prompt me to improve my French with no more excuses. GOLDEN GIRLS, indeed! Thank you for that. The world of millinery should thank you as well.

  • chomelchomel

    chomelchomel said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop, well done, congratulations!

  • helendesign

    helendesign said 5 years ago

    incredible x

  • HelloHorizon

    HelloHorizon said 5 years ago

    I have admired your shop for years and was so pleased to see you featured-- my warmest congratulations!! Love the golden girls reference!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 5 years ago

    Well deserved featured seller!!!! Congrats!!!

  • silkhope86

    silkhope86 said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring story

  • kovacsgabriella

    kovacsgabriella said 5 years ago

    The strength of your story to life. I wish you much success and happiness!

  • Thoroughfare

    Thoroughfare said 5 years ago

    Your story is beautiful and so are your hats!

  • juliahimmel

    juliahimmel said 5 years ago

    My husband and I will be sure to visit you when we are next in Hudson!! We hope to meet your dog as well!

  • oneperfectday

    oneperfectday said 5 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of yellowfield hats! She sounds like a pretty determined lady. Very inspiring!

  • forestflame

    forestflame said 5 years ago

    Your hats are lovely! What a talented lady!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Fabulous work and an amazing life! I love how sculptural your hats are beautiful : )

  • gerdulke1

    gerdulke1 said 5 years ago

    so unique and inspirational! :)

  • lolamay

    lolamay said 5 years ago

    Your hats are pure beauty! Congratulations.

  • studioNinocka

    studioNinocka said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Behida! You are pure inspiration. I wish you the best of luck following your creative dream! Pozdrav iz Slovenije!

  • dearpumpernickel

    dearpumpernickel said 5 years ago

    You and your work are so inspiring. Well done with everything!

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 5 years ago

    a beautiful and courageous story!

  • volcanogirlcreations

    volcanogirlcreations said 5 years ago

    Sweet, sweet...your interview brought tears to my eyes...not of sadness, but of pride and joy for your victories in overcoming odds! Your creations are fantastic..and your dog..so cute! Blessings on you!

  • sweetandrea126

    sweetandrea126 said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration!

  • GaliaBorn

    GaliaBorn said 5 years ago

    You are amaizing! I admire you and your shop a long time! I wish you only good moments at your life, be happy!

  • elemeez

    elemeez said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Unique and truly gifted.

  • curiouscreaturesshop

    curiouscreaturesshop said 5 years ago

    you are amazing, your story is captivating and you make drop dead gorgeous hats! Now i know the face behind these beautiful creations. Congrats!

  • birdahoy

    birdahoy said 5 years ago

    I am very touched by your story. Your parents would be so proud of you and what you have achieved. You are an inspiration to us all. Beautiful work. x

  • Becky2boys

    Becky2boys said 5 years ago

    If I could wrap all these comments into one ...............

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 5 years ago

    A beautiful interview showing the love and passion within someone's heart... Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story.....you are not only an inspiration, you're a talented artist beyond years. Enjoy beautiful Hudson, NY and continue to create these amazing designs.... I know that one day your strength and determination will allow you to achieve all your dreams. One day I hope to visit your shop ..... I'll be the one who brings a cup of strong tea :-)

  • inbetweenaccessories

    inbetweenaccessories said 5 years ago

    Beautiful life! Beautiful creations!

  • shei

    shei said 5 years ago

    I love your story! I also love your hats! Beautiful!

  • gimpressions

    gimpressions said 5 years ago

    Congratulations for finding your passion. My grandmother was a millner in the early 1900's for Wanamakers in Philadelphia. I know she would be so proud of you continuing the traditional art.

  • Morganna

    Morganna said 5 years ago

    Inspirational. Thank you for sharing your story, your hats, your talents... and your dog is so adorable!

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo said 5 years ago

    Amazing work and an amazing story! Thank you for sharing! I wish you all the best!

  • badcatjewelry

    badcatjewelry said 5 years ago

    This is the best Featured Seller I've read yet. What an inspiring story. I really admire your resilience and strength.

  • glassbeadtreasures

    glassbeadtreasures said 5 years ago

    How inspiring! Wonderful story. The hats are just beautiful.

  • lindawb

    lindawb said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story, inspiring hats! I am happy you love the USA!

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration! You have so much talent, your hats are gorgeous and so are you!

  • ellaminnowpeadesigns

    ellaminnowpeadesigns said 5 years ago

    This is truly and amazing story! She is a fantastic artist and a beautiful person on the inside and out. Congratulations my dear, you deserve it!

  • DCFraulein

    DCFraulein said 5 years ago

    I came across your shop in the last few days and wondered about the artist and the inspiration. How pleasantly surprised I am to have this lovely feature to satisfy the curiosity and your gorgeous hats to pine over once again.

  • Spicewoodfarm

    Spicewoodfarm said 5 years ago

    Best interview ever. This woman is the embodiment of what immigration is supposed to be. She needs to be on Good Morning America or 60 minutes. People need to hear about this. Congress needs to know about her. We need more like her. What an inspiring story!

  • Feille

    Feille said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your hats are always in my favorites!

  • lauralala

    lauralala said 5 years ago

    "Everything we had was handmade, that was just the way of life." Beautiful, awesome story.

  • nivenglassoriginals

    nivenglassoriginals said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Inspirational story. Thank you for sharing.

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage said 5 years ago

    So happy to see this! It's a wonderful feature, one of my absolutely all time favorite shops here, and absolutely, unequivocally, a perfect seller to highlight.

  • cammiebaby

    cammiebaby said 5 years ago

    Love the hats! Very stylish.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Congratulations................ what a courageous, inspiring and beautiful person you are. And your hats................!!! gorgeous ! Your parents would be so proud of you............. i was very touched and humbled by your family story. Best wishes and much happiness and keep making those beautiful hats. X

  • ElizabethanStudios

    ElizabethanStudios said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story! One of my favorite interviews to date! I applaud your tenacity and highly admire your work. (also, your dog is adorable)

  • eugeniawoods

    eugeniawoods said 5 years ago

    This has always been my favorite shop on Etsy. Congrats on the interview- you've deserved this for a long time. Amazing work, and inspiring story. Many thanks =)

  • Linohandmade

    Linohandmade said 5 years ago

    Lovely work ! Congrats !

  • invitemedesigns

    invitemedesigns said 5 years ago

    Wow, beautiful story and an even more beautiful spirit you have! What an inspiration.

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful woman, creative artist and compelling story. I am in awe of your work and your resilience. Thank you so much for sharing your art and your story. Both are inspiring. Best wishes to you in the future.

  • ParkBoulevard

    ParkBoulevard said 5 years ago

    Congratulations not only on your hats but your inspiring story. You are amazing! Jeri lynn

  • ForYouDesign

    ForYouDesign said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your success! and thank you for sharing your very inspiring story.

  • Thecookiecouture

    Thecookiecouture said 5 years ago

    Inspiring Story!!!! and Amazing hats!!!! Congratulations!!!

  • dianaspen

    dianaspen said 5 years ago

    I have and treasure one of Behida's hats. It is indeed a work of art and, when I am not wearing it, it is often on display in my living room. When I wear it, I feel elegant and feminine and like a character in a classic film. From this feature story, I learned that she and I share an adoration of Edith Head. I always watch the credits carefully at the start of old films to see if she made the costumes.

  • PacoandLupe

    PacoandLupe said 5 years ago

    I have loved ...and still do... your creations for sooo long. Someday, I'll treat myself to one of them. Choosing just one will be an impossible task because they are ALL to-die-for! I love your story and I am so happy that you survive that past life and regain back a better one. BRAVO, Behida!

  • erasistible

    erasistible said 5 years ago

    Your hats are beautiful. You are a strong woman and your story is inspiring. May you have continued success and joy in your life.

  • jinny888

    jinny888 said 5 years ago

    you have many nice hat and lovely dog :)

  • JumpingBirds

    JumpingBirds said 5 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring, thank you for sharing it... and your work is amazing, congratulations!

  • kerilaine

    kerilaine said 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning artistry! I wish people still wore hats and gloves everyday. Everyone looks so elegant in a hat. You capture that magical, sophisticated quality from those days and bring it into today. Just lovely! Reminds me of going to the horse races with my grandfather when I was a little girl in rural Louisiana. All of the old southern gentlemen still wore their fadoras, smoked cigars, and spoke only in Cajun french - and this was in the 80's!

  • carmellasimpson

    carmellasimpson said 5 years ago

    I have developed an artist to artist crush on your amazing work. Insure those golden fingers.

  • 4sistershop2

    4sistershop2 said 5 years ago

    I loved reading your story! What a strong, talented, and blessed woman you are!

  • ARTCPACKRAT

    ARTCPACKRAT said 5 years ago

    OH OH I'M A HAT ADDICT I BETTER NOT LOOK OR I'LL NEVER GET ANY $$$ OUT OF MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT ! I HAVE TWO MILLINARY BLOCKS AND HAVE BEEN WANTING TO MAKE HATS FOR YEARS.I COULD NEVER MAKE THEM AS GOOD AS YOU . THEY ARE INCREDIBLE AND SO 1930'S

  • Ninkybink

    Ninkybink said 5 years ago

    I'm so happy for you! I really enjoyed reading your inspiring story! You are someone to admire!

  • HeatherLucille

    HeatherLucille said 5 years ago

    Behida is my newest girl crush. Big love for this creative and inspiring lady!

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 5 years ago

    Behida, what an amazing story. You are so talented and strong. Congratulations on the feature!

  • agoodhome

    agoodhome said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story, and such beautiful creations! Congrats on the feature!

  • BeJeweledNH

    BeJeweledNH said 5 years ago

    Your work is simply gorgeous. Beautiful interview and lovely work. All the best to you!

  • BlueSquiggle

    BlueSquiggle said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story! Beautiful work! Very Inspiring!

  • phyllisbrockman

    phyllisbrockman said 5 years ago

    Behida is an inspiration.

  • 123jennyreyes

    123jennyreyes said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats and inspirational story! You are so talented, beautiful, and strong and you show so many people that you can do anything you want to, no matter where you come from or what you start with :-)

  • Knot2Shabby

    Knot2Shabby said 5 years ago

    What a lovely inspiring story. Beautiful hats, sweet dog and a lovely lady! Best of luck your hats should definitely be in movies!

  • SunbonnetBlue

    SunbonnetBlue said 5 years ago

    Absolutely love how retro these hats are. It's exciting to see that such an old artform is still alive.

  • FieldsOfVintage

    FieldsOfVintage said 5 years ago

    I was touched by your inspirational story, and I love you stylish hats. much success to you in this new year.

  • BossysFeltworks

    BossysFeltworks said 5 years ago

    I was amazed by the interview, and then came to the dog photo! (Awww, my dog used to do that to, when I played cards). Your story inspires hope in so many ways - for so many people. Look at all these comments!!! Congratulations to you woman-artist-Thriver!!

  • emerinam

    emerinam said 5 years ago

    You are an amazing survivor and I admire your dedication to your craft.

  • xortiz

    xortiz said 5 years ago

    very inspiring! beautiful work!

  • thevintagesupplyco

    thevintagesupplyco said 5 years ago

    Wow! What a great woman! I have loved her shop for a long time and I repect it even more reading about her life!

  • HiddenRoseFashions

    HiddenRoseFashions said 5 years ago

    I ran across your hats just yesterday and instantly fell in love with them. Beautiful, beautiful work! Your story is special and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  • BowandArrowApparel

    BowandArrowApparel said 5 years ago

    What beauty! Through and through! I've admired you and your work for sometime, I used to bartend at Amnesia in SF years ago. I hope you're loving your new home, and I'm even more excited to one day own one of your hats, you are in inspiration!

  • RedFernVintage

    RedFernVintage said 5 years ago

    W. O. W.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    Wow! Such a magical hat shop. Beautiful and inspiring story. Thank you for sharing it all with us and for inspiring us all to keep moving forward with our creative passions.

  • luckyporcupine

    luckyporcupine said 5 years ago

    Your story was sensational and so inspiring. You are so beautiful.

  • VintageTexasMama

    VintageTexasMama said 5 years ago

    You are so beautiful inside and out! I love your creations and you are an inspiration! Next time I need a hat I will go to your etsy shop! You have an amazing story!

  • CHenry

    CHenry said 5 years ago

    You are truly talented. Some of the nicest hats I've seen in a long time. Wonderful story !

  • earthtoartceramics

    earthtoartceramics said 5 years ago

    I just love these hats. Great talent and creativity.

  • stephaniesyarn

    stephaniesyarn said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your story I can see the God has greatly blessed you. You are so creative in your hats.

  • TLCLyn

    TLCLyn said 5 years ago

    Behida, yours is an incredible story and your craft and talent is amazing. You are a wonderful inspiration to the rest of us and to me, a born American that I'm sure takes everything for granted, you are a reminder that I should know better and be much more grateful for the blessings I have. Thank you for sharing your story of success. Best wishes for your 10 year goals!

  • olifstudio

    olifstudio said 5 years ago

    elegant classic hats, really lovely. can tell that they are meticulously designed and made. congrats!

  • bezaleljewels

    bezaleljewels said 5 years ago

    what a wonerful art form. Beautiful work.

  • astorknot

    astorknot said 5 years ago

    Your story is incredibly inspiring and your hats are out of this world!

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 5 years ago

    Wonderful feature and a wonderful shop! Your story is so incredible.

  • BunnyInDisguise

    BunnyInDisguise said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work - and the dog looking over your shoulder is adorable!

  • claresgift

    claresgift said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story, beautiful soul and beautiful hats. May all of your wishes come true. You are most deserving of all sucess and happiness.

  • Hatdiva

    Hatdiva said 5 years ago

    I too only have 3-4 basic blocks! Good for you for draping and thinking beyond the block. Your story is what America is all about. Go forth and achieve sister!

  • petitepash

    petitepash said 5 years ago

    Honestly, what isn't there to love about you? I fell in love with your hats when I first saw it pop up on my activity wall. I thought and still do think they are gorgeous. The model you have is gorgeous, and I was so happy to see you as the Featured Seller--only to see what a wondeful story you have behind all of your work and life, and to see how beautiful you, yourself are! ;) If my fiance would be willing to buy me a hat for $300+, I'd make him buy me two...!!

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 5 years ago

    So wonderful to read more about a fellow milliner. Your work & shop are divine!

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    ShoeClipsOnly said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and your pictures are gorgeous!! I love your hats, they remind me of the flapper style which I love! Congratulations!!!

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 5 years ago

    A beautiful lady making wonderful hats - a true inspiration to crafts people everywhere Jane xx

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy said 5 years ago

    Amazing...such beautiful work!

  • dollmeat

    dollmeat said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and very professional style! And fantastic dog btw ;) Congratulations!

  • camelliacollection

    camelliacollection said 5 years ago

    I have always admired your work. So glad to see you here. Your dog is adorable.

  • MyTangledSkeins

    MyTangledSkeins said 5 years ago

    Wow! Truly inspiring story! What a beautiful woman you are inside & out & what timeless & beautiful work that is most definitely a rareity in our time. Congratulations to you & I wish you the best. You deserve it!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration to us all. Your work, your photographs, it's all stunning, yet adorable, like stepping into the past - a true work of art. Thank you for sharing your life - yes...Dreams do come true :)

  • sc20tocc

    sc20tocc said 5 years ago

    I was so excited to see her as the featured seller, she is such a wonderfully talented woman and so nice. I wrote to her about how I loved her hats and wanted to try millinery myself and if there was anything she could tell me to help me start my craft. She was so kind in answering my questions and even from her writing I could hear the grace in her voice as she sweetly helped.

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shop. What a beautiful Feature, thank you for letting us peek into your world. No doubt your parents are smiling.

  • sedruola

    sedruola said 5 years ago

    One of the best interviews on this series. Beautiful work and so inspiring!

  • L2Country

    L2Country said 5 years ago

    I love your hats. You do great work!

  • mandymoomoo

    mandymoomoo said 5 years ago

    Wow. So, inspiring! beautiful work from a beautiful soul

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 5 years ago

    I love your hats, always have. Your story is so inspiring, thank you for sharing! Congrats on being featured seller, you deserve it!

  • PopOColor

    PopOColor said 5 years ago

    Wishing you continued success. Such an uplifting story.

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 5 years ago

    Love your hats! Definitely worth a spot on the frontpage! Congratulations!

  • AsBoldAsLions

    AsBoldAsLions said 5 years ago

    such an inspiring story <3

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 5 years ago

    Amazing hats!

  • ArtWallah

    ArtWallah said 5 years ago

    This is the "American Story." It helps to remind those of us that have been born here what an amazing place this country can sometimes be. I, like so many others, love your work . . . creating "something" out of "nothing" makes you a true artist in my mind. You are a conjurer of beauty !!!!

  • awkward

    awkward said 5 years ago

    wow - beautiful work and a great feature! thanks for sharing your story and process here. :)

  • Moonily

    Moonily said 5 years ago

    my favorite feature so far!! truely inspiring! and beautiful classy hats =D congratulations!

  • EstesTJ

    EstesTJ said 5 years ago

    What an amazing, beautiful and gifted person. Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are an inspiration in many ways.

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article, GREAT hats and hello from across the river! Will stop in sometime!

  • Richmondhillknits

    Richmondhillknits said 5 years ago

    You and your story are truly amazing and beautiful. I love the way in which you describe your creativity as really your saviour. I think that you are an important inspiration for everyone, and that you can help us to realize that happiness comes from within and from our own actions and attitudes. Be happy always, you deserve it! Caroline

  • Dulcinea17

    Dulcinea17 said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being a featured seller :) Your story is inspiring, and your hats are absolutely wonderful! Drago mi je da si uspjela stvoriti novi i sretan život nakon svega što si prošla! Veliki pozdrav iz Zagreba :)

  • postcardforthehome

    postcardforthehome said 5 years ago

    I am an emigrant myself, thank God I have not have it that hard, your story is an inspiration!

  • DawnAshArtStudio

    DawnAshArtStudio said 5 years ago

    Your story, in and of itself, is inspiring! Your hats are absolutely unique & beautiful and we can't forget your dog, who is absolutely adorable!

  • TheJewelryChateau

    TheJewelryChateau said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful story, I am inspired. Congratulations on the feature!

  • pillowlink

    pillowlink said 5 years ago

    She is interesting person, her works reflects the personality of Behida. It is great that she is featured seller!

  • 262girlrox

    262girlrox said 5 years ago

    You are amazing in so many ways! Do you even know that? Your resilience to overcome so many major obstacles in your young life is inspiring. The simple beauty that resonates in your daily life is magical. And your hats, well your hats are just gorgeous. You are so very talented. I wish you all the very best that life has to offer <3 You are living the dream :)

  • SheCountsCrows

    SheCountsCrows said 5 years ago

    One of the best featured artist interviews ever. Brava!

  • yellowfield7

    yellowfield7 said 5 years ago

    From B's Hat Shop- Wow! A few days ago I thought things could not be better for me than they all ready are. But I think I was wrong about that(: You are making me cry because I feel so blessed to have such support from all over the world. Sometimes being an artist is a lonely process but days like this make it all worth it. It is rainy in Hudson NY but sun is shining at B's hat shop(: Thank you all for all the loving emails and good wishes. Thank you to Etsy for such wonderful opportunity. Thank you to all Bosnian women and everyone who has reached out to me to share their stories. My heart goes out to you all! Peaches and Pears from Behida and Dancho!!!!!

  • odelay03

    odelay03 said 5 years ago

    This is my favorite featured seller story of all time! I have shared it with friends who live in Hudson, NY (they know your shop :) and others in my life. Your journey from darkness into light is amazing! What an amazing life you have created in the States. You and your hats are gorgeous. I am so glad you are living your passion. It certainly shines through in you and your work. Best to you, Michelle.

  • rookerymercantile

    rookerymercantile said 5 years ago

    Behida already was my favorite milliner and an inspirational artist. What a treat to get to know the woman behind the hats.

  • toriska

    toriska said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • KaiceJoy

    KaiceJoy said 5 years ago

    An incredibly inspiring and amazing story! Thank you for opening your heart! Beautiful work.

  • UpstateHerbWorks

    UpstateHerbWorks said 5 years ago

    These hats are gorgeous, I would love to own one. Thank you for sharing your story with us!!

  • gardenstreetdesigns

    gardenstreetdesigns said 5 years ago

    Great interview. Very inspiring story!

  • sannamae

    sannamae said 5 years ago

    Behida your hats are absolutley amazing and beautiful, I love the colors you choose to work with. You have a amazing talent and I am glad you got a chance to make something of it. Your life story is very inspiring sometimes us Americans forget what we have and just don't appreciate what is in front of us. There is a sense of culture that is lost behind all the material things we are surrounded by. But your story gives us all a look into what could be and makes me feel very lucky to have what I have. I would love to someday own one of your hats, I collect vintage hats and I have also appreciated the attention to detail that was put into the hats I have collected. I feel like you are bringing that into your work and the feeling you were talking about when someone says "Oh my god where did you buy that beautiful thing?" I have a feeling will soon be out of a lot of people's mouth when it comes to your hats being worn. You have an amazing talent and I hope to one day wear one of your beauties and I'll wear it with pride, afterall like that loveseat your hats have a story all there own and it's yours! Best wishes to you! You will have amazing things come your way. ~Lisanna

  • RevivalSmith

    RevivalSmith said 5 years ago

    I've admired your hats ever since I joined Etsy and your story only adds to their beauty.

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 5 years ago

    What an awesome, inspiring story, and what an awesome, inspiring person you are! Your work and your philosophy is stunning and beautiful - well done.

  • sannamae

    sannamae said 5 years ago

    I love your hats. Each one has a beauty all it's own. I hope to own one of your hats someday.

  • tortilladesigns

    tortilladesigns said 5 years ago

    Very beautiful! I've always wanted to learn millinery.

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful millinery work and a beautiful story! Thank you.

  • art4ear

    art4ear said 5 years ago

    I really love your hats, truly beautiful and skillfully made. Your story is so wonderful!

  • SonAndHeirVintage

    SonAndHeirVintage said 5 years ago

    wow, what an absolutely touching interview. beautiful hats and photography! congrats on the feature!

  • antique2chic

    antique2chic said 5 years ago

    Love, love love this very touching story! It gave me a sense of warmth on a cold rainy day here in Michigan. Needless to say your hats are gorgeous!!!

  • summerroad

    summerroad said 5 years ago

    An inspiring story and beautiful hats! Thank you for sharing, and best wishes!

  • JustOffNormal

    JustOffNormal said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and inspiring story!

  • millstreetvintage

    millstreetvintage said 5 years ago

    your story, your hats, the photo with your pup, YOU ... all just beautiful

  • LanternBug

    LanternBug said 5 years ago

    I've always loved your creations and your story. Lots of love and appreciation!

  • WestAstheCrowFlies

    WestAstheCrowFlies said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Behinda, on your feature interview and sharing with us your very inspirational background! It's true that one works with the tools and knowledge at hand at the moment and it contributes to one's creations. Of course, it is also great to have a wealth of tools with which to work. With your beautiful designs and your determination, you'll flourish!

  • TrashyButClassy

    TrashyButClassy said 5 years ago

    loved your interview & congratulations on being featured!

  • cristina

    cristina said 5 years ago

    I've been coveting one of her hats for the past couple months. Love them!

  • allaboutromance

    allaboutromance said 5 years ago

    Your story has change my day and the way I look at my own work. Thank you for sharing.

  • josephinesabbey

    josephinesabbey said 5 years ago

    What's a brilliant work! It's great to know your are from a different country too and thank you for the sharing as a maker! Well done! Josephine

  • SCBORIGINALS

    SCBORIGINALS said 5 years ago

    Beautiful just beautiful

  • Auramatic

    Auramatic said 5 years ago

    Love your story and your hats. The hats are so glamorous and beautiful.

  • daisychestnut

    daisychestnut said 5 years ago

    You are lovely, and I'm so happy for you. I'm in Connecticut, not too far away--I will stop by your shop one day! XO

  • Franziska

    Franziska said 5 years ago

    I found your interview very inspiring...thank you for sharing your story! I have always loved beautiful hats...I love them the way I love jewelry....as beautiful pieces of art that can also be utilitarian. Your Etsy shop is wonderful....I only wish I looked good in hats! Your dog also looks so sweet! Congratulations and all best wishes to you!

  • DeniseVasquez

    DeniseVasquez said 5 years ago

    Beautiful - not just the hats, but the beauty of the designer shines through in the story, so inspirational. If you can rise from the chaos of the early years and be the beauty you are today, there is nothing you can't acheive. Bravo and many blessings to you!

  • NDMStudios

    NDMStudios said 5 years ago

    I love your hats! Great write up!

  • saipetsirimontri

    saipetsirimontri said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your beautiful work and you're so creative! What's a story! Lots of Love, Saipet

  • fatepatterson

    fatepatterson said 5 years ago

    Great work, Behida! I lost siblings in Bosnian and Kosovo War my self, so I somehow understand your pain. I am rally sorry that you lost your parents at such a young age. I am sure they are proud of you and your achievement's. Good luck, you deserve it...

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 5 years ago

    Wow! I really hope you do well as the Featured Artist! You have an amazing talent and a beautiful shop!

  • RETROGLAMOUR1DOTCOM

    RETROGLAMOUR1DOTCOM said 5 years ago

    I Love your hats & your story....

  • heli0maniac

    heli0maniac said 5 years ago

    Your hats are as inspirational as your personal story. What beautiful craftmanship and attention to detail. Please get Etsy to make a short film about how you design and fabricate in your studio... I have never seen anyone make a hat before, and I think watching you make one would be fascinating!!

  • kiranofindaly

    kiranofindaly said 5 years ago

    I think I missed my vocation and should have become a milliner and not a sculptor! Lol. Your work is stylish, beautiful and I want to wear your hats whilst grocery shopping.

  • chiquiita

    chiquiita said 5 years ago

    Your an example for many who comes to the United States to live the American Dream. I identify with you, as me and my family are also living the American Dream. Congratulations on your feature, your amazing job and your shop.

  • AzucenaAndCo

    AzucenaAndCo said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful inspiring story and amazing work. Thank you for reminding us how crucial we are to our own success or demise. Just the inspiration I needed :)

  • LaLasLand08

    LaLasLand08 said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful story. And you make beautiful things! Best wishes for the future.

  • Shabbyfan

    Shabbyfan said 5 years ago

    I can't wear hats but seeing yours makes me wish I could! Thanks for sharing your story and for the reminder that when you are surrounded by chaos, it's hard to be creative. Congrats on the feature story!

  • BonbonsBijoux

    BonbonsBijoux said 5 years ago

    A fantastic interview! How beautiful just like your hats and just like you! Thank you for spreading the love... Best of wishes!

  • olivebrown

    olivebrown said 5 years ago

    absolutely stunning hats!! & such an inspiring feature!

  • ketoora

    ketoora said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, genuine, sincere, talented, strong... are only a few words that I would use to describe you. What an inspiration! Congrats on the feature and thanks to etsy for introducing us to Behida......xoxoxo

  • viancamercedes

    viancamercedes said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats and inspiring story.

  • shantyirish

    shantyirish said 5 years ago

    lovely, inspiring store. beautiful hats too - all the best and congrats!

  • DearGoldenVintage

    DearGoldenVintage said 5 years ago

    I am so very happy to see one of my very favorites as the featured seller!

  • sabinabi

    sabinabi said 5 years ago

    Inspiring, creative, heartfelt story! What a courageous, strong and positive soul. Beautifully written, gorgeous images and amazing creations! You are very talented.

  • hopealot

    hopealot said 5 years ago

    Your hats are just as amazing as you.

  • thenoisyplume

    thenoisyplume said 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL life story.

  • inmyigloo

    inmyigloo said 5 years ago

    Truly awesome feature-what an amazing seller. <3

  • LittleShopofCrochets

    LittleShopofCrochets said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful article!! I already LOVED your shop, but wow. What a story. Great pick with Edith Head, I think she's awesome too and I'm pretty sure she'd adore your hats!! I hope you are where you want to be in ten years. It sounds lovely to me.

  • ElwynJewelry

    ElwynJewelry said 5 years ago

    Divno.. divno je vidjeti ovakav uspjeh!! Trebalo bi svakoga inspirirati <3 Lijep pozdrav iz Hrvatske :)

  • BabysBreathHandmade

    BabysBreathHandmade said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Truly inspirational!!

  • BijouxOdalisque

    BijouxOdalisque said 5 years ago

    Oh Gosh, what a dreamy interview. The seller is not only exquisitely beautiful but her work is inspired by romantic bliss and a kindred spirit ablaze! Lovely - truly, I was just in awe of listening to your amazing story.

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Thanks

  • delightfuldownsizing

    delightfuldownsizing said 5 years ago

    very elegant hats! LOVED reading your life story!

  • TDNCreations

    TDNCreations said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story! Great work! Lovely hats!

  • myprettybirds

    myprettybirds said 5 years ago

    I am inspired by your beautiful hats and also by the life you've created for your self.

  • DonnaWolfeDesigns

    DonnaWolfeDesigns said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration. Thank you and your hats are AWESOME!!!!

  • Ggestalt

    Ggestalt said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Your hats capture and resurrect the essence of a generation of stylish, eccentric, and beautiful women.

  • HatOfBunny

    HatOfBunny said 5 years ago

    Love your answer to what is handmade. Thank you for the inspiring interview!

  • EyeForVintage

    EyeForVintage said 5 years ago

    SO inspiring! You make beautiful things :) God bless you

  • nathanpratt

    nathanpratt said 5 years ago

    I wish you made these for men. I would be a regular customer.

  • GenerationGap

    GenerationGap said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats and a wonderful interview! I love hats so much and want to bring them back into style the way they were in the early part of the 20th century :)

  • oldetymemarketplace

    oldetymemarketplace said 5 years ago

    I was so thrilled while reading your story! I smiled all the way though it. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. The photo of your dog peeking over your shoulder is precious. I am so happy for you and wish you nothing but continued success and happiness. You have such a talent! Blessings to you!

  • mamaOksana

    mamaOksana said 5 years ago

    I am absolutely in love with your art!

  • babydolldressup

    babydolldressup said 5 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing it. Your hats are so lovely!!!

  • Alwazme

    Alwazme said 5 years ago

    Brilliant Work/Brilliant Words Mad Love To You

  • Sweetpea916

    Sweetpea916 said 5 years ago

    What an incredible story, what an incredible outlook out on life, and what an incredible talent! Absolutely loved reading your story and getting to see your art. You're an inspiration. :)

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring story! I love your beautiful shop!

  • orsinimedici1951

    orsinimedici1951 said 5 years ago

    I've been in awe of your work ever since joining Etsy 3 yrs. ago!! Your story is so moving, inspiring, and could be made into a movie!! Well deserved!! All good things will come your way, I have no doubt!!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 5 years ago

    So happy to meet the beautiful woman behind this gorgeous shop! I love your story, it is so inspiring, and reminds me to be grateful everyday for all the things and opportunities I have been blessed to have my entire life. I have two small boys who seem to have "everything" their little hearts desire. I am now tempted to take all their toys away for one week and tell them to go outside and "make/create" their own fun . . . I love how when you learned what an “artist” was, you used the term to clearly define your "compulsive behavior". I'm using that one! May the rest of your journey be filled with many blessings!

  • CatShyCrafts

    CatShyCrafts said 5 years ago

    beautiful hats! Congrats on your feature!

  • GracefulButterfly

    GracefulButterfly said 5 years ago

    i am a milliner too, but i do have to say that your hats are the most lovely of all on etsy...i admire your creative soul! wishing you a flourishing business that always flows in beautiful harmony...from one creative butterfly to another...best wishes always!

  • LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs

    LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs said 5 years ago

    You are totally inspirational!

  • Blinkett

    Blinkett said 5 years ago

    Lovely story with beautiful hats! Good luck to you in attaining your goals :)

  • NOVILUNIO

    NOVILUNIO said 5 years ago

    You're story is very inspiring and your work is truly amazing. I'm usually not very attracted to hats but yours are really a piece of art each. I wish you a life full of happiness, health and success!

  • prattcreekart

    prattcreekart said 5 years ago

    ...it was liberating to finally have a word for my compulsive behavior. How fun to read your story! This line made me feel like smiling. Thanks for sharing!

  • vintagebeachkids

    vintagebeachkids said 5 years ago

    What a nice story...very inspirational and "real"...it put into words the artist's journey....beautiful hats! i grew up near hudson, ny so i know how special the landscape is, glad you found such a nice place to create.

  • aoisart

    aoisart said 5 years ago

    I have always admired your creations! Congratulations from a fellow European expat!

  • ncbeadsnbags

    ncbeadsnbags said 5 years ago

    Love your work. You are truly blessed.

  • QsGoodies

    QsGoodies said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story! Truly inspirational! The hats are absolutely gorgeous! Much success and many blessings. =)....

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts said 5 years ago

    love, love, love your work and praise God for you!

  • soulreflections

    soulreflections said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Peace be with you - you've earned it.

  • HarmonyGardenDesigns

    HarmonyGardenDesigns said 5 years ago

    truly incredible pieces, congrats!

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard said 5 years ago

    Your work is fabulous!! I love your shop!

  • rinnyc

    rinnyc said 5 years ago

    I've always been a fan of your hats. Congrats Behida!

  • hydratethecat

    hydratethecat said 5 years ago

    Your work is pure art, priceless, and timeless!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    you are absolutely stunning...and your work is amazing. your passion shines through! congrats on the feature! ~lisa

  • Apseed

    Apseed said 5 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful and feminine!

  • RetroCache

    RetroCache said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring life you have had thus far! You are an amazing woman with incredible talent!

  • EnchantedForest7

    EnchantedForest7 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Whishing you all the best!

  • BormanRRRanch

    BormanRRRanch said 5 years ago

    Your story patterns your hats. So amazing and magical. You make the magic happen with the beauty that radiates from you. You are very lovely and inspiring good luck to you.. I have a son that I wished could meet you! Haha. tt team

  • nahiidvet2000

    nahiidvet2000 said 5 years ago

    Behida you are an inspiration. You and your hats are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • bluedaisies

    bluedaisies said 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work!!!! You are so artistic and your photos masterfully show off the quality and amazing array of shapes and colours of your lovely hats. Congrats on the special mention here on Etsy - your work deserves it!!

  • JeanineDesigns

    JeanineDesigns said 5 years ago

    So inspiring! Thank you, and best of everything to you!

  • whatsNew

    whatsNew said 5 years ago

    You are inspiring and your work is beautiful! Best of luck Behida!

  • martapaterka

    martapaterka said 5 years ago

    amazing and inspiring story. wish you all the best and hope to have chance to make pieces like you one day...

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! Many blessings

  • moo2bella

    moo2bella said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful hats, and beautiful story. My kin also escaped strife in that region (they were from The Dalmation Islands). They started again in New Zealand and then my Grandmother moved here (to Australia) and had her children (one of which was my Dad). Your story touched me. I hope one day to be able to purchase one of your beautiful hats. Good luck to you. Xxo

  • indiaylaluna

    indiaylaluna said 5 years ago

    I love your creations and your life story. I'm really happy to see you as a feature seller!! Wish you the best!

  • anitasmile

    anitasmile said 5 years ago

    this is like a farirytale come true...so dreams can come true... Thanks!

  • lucyvnz

    lucyvnz said 5 years ago

    your story is like a movie ...i love you

  • meaicp

    meaicp said 5 years ago

    Every great hat has at least one good story - and these obviously do! Thanks for sharing!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story and beautiful work!

  • cherrytreemetals

    cherrytreemetals said 5 years ago

    I will definitely plan to visit your beautiful shop the next time i'm in Hudson. Congrats!

  • neneecoremade

    neneecoremade said 5 years ago

    I lovely creations!! Sooooo sophisticated! congratulations

  • crochetjandra

    crochetjandra said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • Hookedonhoney

    Hookedonhoney said 5 years ago

    Amazing!! you are a inspiration to so many!! I will certainly spread the word here in nyc about your lovely shop!! thank you so much for sharing and bless you and your talents!!!

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird said 5 years ago

    I think millnery is probably the most fascinating craft. Your hats are stunning.

  • TheHouseOfPurple

    TheHouseOfPurple said 5 years ago

    Benida Dolic, i have been admirering your hats for some time now, what an honor to finally put a face to such creations. Myself i have been stuck in a creative rut for a very long time. Make magic with what you have... That inspires me so much, as i have a plethora of material to create with....And... I will think of your story, to fuel my passion for creating. I wish for you in the futur... two sheeps, five chickens, to still have your dog, a small home, your lovely hat shop... And of course the Love of your life. Sincerly Sonya.

  • AlteredMystic

    AlteredMystic said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making magic in your live. Love your dog picture. I wish you the best in life.

  • SugarMeDesserterie

    SugarMeDesserterie said 5 years ago

    beautiful work, beautiful person, beautiful story. pure magic. i am so inspired....

  • TheHouseOfPurple

    TheHouseOfPurple said 5 years ago

    Behida Dolic, i have been admiring your hats for some time now. It's quite an honor to finally put a face to such creations. I have been in a creative rut for a very long time. Make magic with what you have.... It's so inspiring to me, as i have a plethora of materials and..... I will think of your story to fuel my passion for creating. I wish you in the futur... Two sheeps, five chikens, to still have your dog, a small home, your lovely hat shop... And of course the Love of your life. Sincerly Sonya.

  • silverlily786

    silverlily786 said 5 years ago

    oh my! beautiful beautiful beautiful (ok i'll stop saying that now!) I am really glad you are featured so i could read and discover your shop.Your interview has hit a chord with me as I can relate in so many way's Thank You for sharing And Thank You Etsy for giving us this opportunity .

  • auntsuesoldnewlovely

    auntsuesoldnewlovely said 5 years ago

    Behida, Oh nice to hear about you. I happen to be going into Hudson today and I will stop and visit your shop! What an inspiring story you have1

  • LuvinEveryMinute

    LuvinEveryMinute said 5 years ago

    Behida, After admiring you work, I was inspired by your life story. My family came from the Appelacian area of the US and is extremely poor - in money and education, and I too learned to do many great things with "little". Thank you for your story and I know you will craft and wonderful and full life!! Go Seize the Day! Warmly, Patricia

  • emblematicdoodles

    emblematicdoodles said 5 years ago

    I have loved your work for a while now (a few hats are in my favorites wish list!) and was so happy to see you get to share your story. Congrats! Keep up the amazing, inspiring, and breathtaking work!

  • TastefulThings

    TastefulThings said 5 years ago

    I love your hats! Your creations are works of art! I am from Richmond, VA, we had a prominent hat-maker of our own -Sara Sue. Women here still wear her hats created in the height of her career - 50's. They were sold in a premium department store Miller & Rhoads that is now high-end condominiums located on the main city road Sara Sue said, "hats complete a costume and make a woman decidedly more of an individual." - can't agree more. I love going to horse races as an excuse to flaunt a hat ;-) Good luck in what you do!

  • GhostshipPoet

    GhostshipPoet said 5 years ago

    Awesomely creative hats and incredibly inspiring story! Your interview is very down to earth and refreshing. Best of luck to you!

  • TheVelvetBranch

    TheVelvetBranch said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful soul you are. I am so inspired with your focus and talent. Thank you for telling your story to the Etsy community.

  • papertales

    papertales said 5 years ago

    just beautiful

  • bellabluebegonia

    bellabluebegonia said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is beautifully written and so inspiring. I wish you much happiness, full of realized dreams and fantastic creations.

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your hats are so beautiful!

  • Paint4Ethiopia

    Paint4Ethiopia said 5 years ago

    you are a fabulous, strong woman and i LOVE your creations! all the best to you!

  • TheThriftingMagpie

    TheThriftingMagpie said 5 years ago

    Your hats are works of art. Truly beautiful. You are an amazing, inspiring person. Thanks for sharing your story. ♥Tracey

  • COTTONSPACESHIP

    COTTONSPACESHIP said 5 years ago

    Bravo! Your story is inspirational, and you have a wonderful gift. Best of luck to you.

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, Behida! I've been a longtime fan of your beautiful shop.

  • Rocajo

    Rocajo said 5 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing story you have to share. "there is great potential for things to become what I need them to be". I think you've just inspired me with your quote. That you can be resourceful and use what you have. Your work is as beautiful as your story was inspiring. And your model, Helena is gorgeous! I vote for more women wearing hats again! Congratulations on having your own little store now. I wish you every success. Perhaps the love of your life might be looking through your window soon. Tania

  • pillowsbytamilyn

    pillowsbytamilyn said 5 years ago

    Wow, what a story...you truly blessed my heart today! I've always admired your hats, so to finally "meet" you is awesome. Is your model your younger sister that you mention? You are both so beautiful...I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I see it has brought you some well-deserved exposure. Your hats are beautiful. Incidentally, I just watched the movie "CoCo Chanel" last night and your story reminded me of Gabrielle and how she started out on her endeavor. Here's to much success going forward!

  • audreyjewelry

    audreyjewelry said 5 years ago

    ALL BEAUTIFUL!

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 5 years ago

    Your hats are all gorgeous! Wish you much success!

  • RedappleBeads

    RedappleBeads said 5 years ago

    I love your creations and also your pretty supporter. Great works!

  • breenordenson

    breenordenson said 5 years ago

    what an incredible and incredibly inspiring story! many blessings to you!

  • teatimeandroses

    teatimeandroses said 5 years ago

    Amazing work, lovely story so elegantly told. Your are a true inspiration.

  • inna

    inna said 5 years ago

    What a truly inspirational story!!! I came to America in 1990 as a refugee as well and i totally understand the 2nd chance at life! Exactly how it feels! Sometimes I question my self if i really did have a life in the former USSR. Hats off to a truly amazing person and craft! :)

  • Lumpkin

    Lumpkin said 5 years ago

    This is my favorite featured seller interview EVER! Very inspirational. Awesome work!

  • fireflyhilldesigns

    fireflyhilldesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful in every way...you, your creations, your story. Wishing you all the best...

  • jessicakertel1

    jessicakertel1 said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story. Very inspiring. Many blessings to you and your beautiful work! :)

  • bluestemjewelry

    bluestemjewelry said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. You are an inspiration! Your hats are gorgeous . . . amazing work!!! Your dog is so cute! Looks like a great helper looking over your shoulder. Wishing you much success and happiness!

  • Matthan

    Matthan said 5 years ago

    Behida, congratulations! Everything from the shop to your story is so inspiring and lovely. I wish you the best.

  • ClotheslineNosh

    ClotheslineNosh said 5 years ago

    "I would like to have two sheep, five chickens, my dog, a small home and my lovely hat shop. And perhaps the love of my life." This is why I love etsy!

  • BumpyButtonVintage

    BumpyButtonVintage said 5 years ago

    What a lovely inspirational story.... I had spent my life as a florist creating,but in 2009 I decided my 2 shops in very small towns in WI were loosing ground and felt the bad economy would take its toll on my business,so I closed them. I had been in these towns for over 20 years. I now work for the State of WI in a sexual predator treatment center. What a change! I am still searching for my creative outlet, I take photos, sell vintage on Etsy, and have my new grandchildren, but there are days that I very much miss my creative side. I thank you for your story and maybe one of these days, I will get back to creating again.... I fear that I sadly miss a full time life creating,even though I try and not think about it. Your work is just beautiful and inspiring I wish you much success and all that you desire.

  • quiquesmom

    quiquesmom said 5 years ago

    Your story and and your hats are amazing. :o)

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature said 5 years ago

    Aside from being so beautiful ad creative you have an amazing life story, Me likey!

  • tsheva

    tsheva said 5 years ago

    Your hats are so beautiful! Your story makes your work all the more poignant.

  • ArtDecoDame

    ArtDecoDame said 5 years ago

    I'm so in love with this store!Great work!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    You inspire us to make magic in our lives as you have. Love to your dog. Glad you put him in the pictures.

  • BunniesBoutique

    BunniesBoutique said 5 years ago

    Such a moving story and such exquisite hats - they truly are elegant works of art. You sound like you would be such a wonderful friend to have too. Stumbled across your shop by accident but it is now a firm favourite, wishing you all the luck for the future including finding your one true love, from the UK x

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    Your story inspires us to create magic in our lives. Love to your dog. Glad you added him to the pictures!

  • janesteinmetz

    janesteinmetz said 5 years ago

    She is genius.

  • monicascottage

    monicascottage said 5 years ago

    Your story is so inspirational. I wish I could sit and have coffee with you and ask you a million questions. Cheers!

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 5 years ago

    So inspiring, and such beautiful work!!!

  • artbykristi

    artbykristi said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • TidbitsOfColor

    TidbitsOfColor said 5 years ago

    Thanks for your inspiring, magical story and your precious dog picture.

  • TidbitsOfColor

    TidbitsOfColor said 5 years ago

    Thanks for your magical inspiring story and picture of your precious dog.

  • brentaveideas

    brentaveideas said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! I'm so inspired.....thank you!

  • aredwildflower

    aredwildflower said 5 years ago

    I wish you could teach me how to make hats. :) Your work is amazing.

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your hats and also on your life story. I think when life has been hard its difficult sometimes to be able to do what we really love doing, it takes a survivor not only to survive but to follow your dreams too...love your hats!!!

  • IrisJewelsonEtsy

    IrisJewelsonEtsy said 5 years ago

    Best. Story. Ever!

  • giftdesigns

    giftdesigns said 5 years ago

    Love the photo of you and your dog - what a great connection!!!!

  • toadallybowlicious

    toadallybowlicious said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature and your hats are just fantastic :-)

  • angelagracejewel

    angelagracejewel said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story and your wonderful hats! (I also love the photo of you and your dog!)

  • yoursweetums

    yoursweetums said 5 years ago

    i love your story. you are now my instant inspiration =) and your hats,i don't know but i think i haven't seen such beautiful hats before. and yah,you and your dog looks so cute. congrats! =)

  • timelesspeony

    timelesspeony said 5 years ago

    Such talent you have, creating such beautiful hats. I have a shop and I love vintage! Reading about your journey to where you are now, is inspiring and exceptional! I will definitely, keep your special journey in my heart, so when I need inspiration, I will think of you!

  • dragonflymoonembarts

    dragonflymoonembarts said 5 years ago

    "I believe that not having everything a milliner is supposed to have has pushed me to be creative". I feel exactly the same way about my crafts. I didn't have much as a child either and so I relied on my creativity to make the things I wanted.

  • kailaflexer

    kailaflexer said 5 years ago

    YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!!! I love you, my dear friend!!! I miss you!!! This is wonderful! XOOXXO

  • CraftUnikat

    CraftUnikat said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!! You are Beautiful, your hats are amazing and your shop is so Unique! I'm inspired for a life time :)) Veličanstvena si !!

  • ElizabethKhoury

    ElizabethKhoury said 5 years ago

    So glad you were featured! have been a fan of yours for years!

  • esd2snap

    esd2snap said 5 years ago

    simply elegant.

  • madebymellymoo

    madebymellymoo said 5 years ago

    Your story is very inspiring!

  • LoveCharlie

    LoveCharlie said 5 years ago

    I've always admired your work here on Etsy! Congratulations on your feature, your work and story are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  • WillowandQuinn

    WillowandQuinn said 5 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring and your courage is amazing. Your hats are stunning and your dog is precious! Thank you for sharing your story.

  • madelinefeliciano

    madelinefeliciano said 5 years ago

    Very touching story. You have been through so much and that makes you an amazing person. I love your hats, very original styles!!! Congrats.

  • thedustpeddler

    thedustpeddler said 5 years ago

    This is one of the most beautiful interviews. Behida, you are a true artist and I am quite moved by all that you have done. I have long been a fan of your work, and I hope to be a proud owner of one of your hats someday soon.

  • lilworkerb

    lilworkerb said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiring story! And amazing hats <3

  • MoodyMe

    MoodyMe said 5 years ago

    I found your etsy shop last fall and was blown away with your photos! After holiday break, I happened to see your interview and was touched by your story and fueled by your determination. Behida, you are a true artist!

  • poojakar

    poojakar said 5 years ago

    Really, realy loved seeing theses beautiful creations, they are a must have for someone with flair and style.......Wuld love to own a good 20 or so Delighted ..!

  • rosebudsvintage

    rosebudsvintage said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration to us all to not let anything stop you from your dream. Wish my mother was alive to see your beautiful hats, she never went anywhere without one of her dear hats, how she loved hats. She had 300 hats and wore them all with such style. I have kept many of them. She believed a woman wasn't fully dressed if not wearing a hat and gloves. Ahh the feminine days. Keep up the beautiful work.

  • braquelsbathroom

    Tyra from shopbelleandblaire said 5 years ago

    Love your shop!

  • sellingpurple

    Gwynavere Purple from sellingpurple said 5 years ago

    You are one of my favorite sellers. I have been following you since I opened an Etsy store! I am so happy for this feature, you deserve it~

  • stachebash

    Amanda Bowen from stachebash said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story, congrats on the feature.

  • annakis

    annakis from annakis said 5 years ago

    Greetings from Turkey, Your story made me cry as well as other Bosnians people stories during that war. I am so sorry for the sorrows you had in your past. You have a brand new & happy life which makes me smile. I wish you happyness, health,success ,love,long life ... the best of everything take care and see you sister .

  • LiddoKiddo

    LiddoKiddo from LiddoKiddo said 5 years ago

    AUHmazing!!!! Love Them!!

  • creativegalina

    Galina Gegenava from creativegalina said 4 years ago

    I'm in love with your hats :D <3

  • jeezelouise

    Aimee Taylor from jeezelouise said 3 years ago

    Your hats are amazing, gorgeous & so inspiring! I truly love your work!

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