Anyway, I showed Jess's cameo brooch to my girls and they got very excited too. So in honour of her brilliance, we decided to make our own odes to Queen Jess (not Bess). While the Flotilla floated in the pouring rain yesterday afternoon, Middle drew pictures of Elizabeth circa her coronation in 1952, and then helped me stitch them together on to a felt and lace backing. Being two, Pia's struggled to draw an exact likeness, although she did draw a fabulous crown, so to help Middle drew her sister's picture too.
They're not a patch on the original, but the girls are very pleased with their Quinn-inspired creations, and they're looking forward to wearing them at a Jubilee wedding tomorrow.
So thank you, Jess Quinn, you are an inspiration! We salute you!