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Cindy Droste looks at a pink fascinator at Blooms by Essential Details. Blooms is hosting a pop-up shop for local millenary Sheila Nobles of CK Nobles Millenary Designs.

It's no secret that Sheila Nobles loves her job.

Though only 5-foot-1 1/2, Nobles is hard to miss with her large hat and bubbly personality. She is one of Kentucky’s milliners, or hat makers, who are known for their Derby hats.

Nobles is now in her 12th year of hat making with her business partner Kevin Swansey. Together the two make up CK Nobles Millinery Designs, who tout a decade long run as the official milliners of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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