Erstwilder, I’m a fan! Two gorgeous little resin critters coming soon to decorate my cardigans.
Sleeping Cat and Senor Sombrero Owl
Coming to my place soon:
She will look just tickety boo wearing my vintage repro hats!
Making vintage style hats has sent me on a search for some of the real thing. Thanks to Poppycock Vintage Hats I now have some gorgeous cheapies… nothing over $20!
I could have bought the lot, but money is tight. Of course if anyone wants to buy me a present…
I found some pretty vintage trims at the local Vinnies so I’ll be making more hats over the next few days and I promise photos and a giveaway!
I’ll readily admit that much of what I make isn’t that difficult to do. There are exceptions of course, but generally the skill level required is not so much on the high side. Where some of the skill comes in however is through the tracking down and purchasing of supplies. It can take me a couple of days to do a decent supply order. Much of what comes is fairly basic; earring hooks, brooch backs, head pins and jump rings. Some of what comes is quite fun like the angel wings pictured and I look forward to those parcels the most.
This week I have been tracking down feathers, glue, ribbon, velvet flowers, head bands and little gems. I also needed to do a big restock on chains and clasps. It isn’t very interesting stuff, but it is what keeps this tiny cottage (garage) industry going. And, this industry is going… time to make another hair band.
Happy Thursday people.
It has been quite a while since I bought anything but supplies on Etsy. Here are a few things I could not resist. First from SanibelSands:
A cat reading in Victorian garb. I can pretend this brooch was made with me in mind.
I’m not sure if this is on the side of so very right or so very wrong. Either way I love it.
A signed print by the very talented Amy Earles of Wool and Water. I have one of her paper dolls but I just haven’t had the heart to cut it out yet.
I’m supposed to be making feather hairpieces this weekend but I am finding it hard to come up with the enthusiasm. I’ll get it done though, after all, you can’t love every aspect of your job. I also spent almost $100 on supplies for them too – another reason to get down to work.
Oh, oh and I am getting a red bicycle with a basket for my birthday from my Marmie. It rocks. Thanks Sonya for letting me know where to pick one up.
I picked up these gorgeous little ceramics at a thrift shop today for the princely sum of 50c each. So sweet.