Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shopping for the Milliner

I recently decided to start making more mini hats, both to wear myself and to sell. There is something so calming and wonderful about working with your hands, that I simply could not resist it. Not to mention hats, when they are made correctly, can be so incredibly gorgeous and elegant. And they sell for a nice profit,too, which is really nice for someone like me who spends all their money on clothes and dolls!

So today I decided to go shopping for materials and decorations for my new mini Millinery business.

I woke up rather late this morning and, knowing that the shops close early on Sundays, I decided to go for a more casual look, with comfortable boots and a cardigan instead of a blouse. However, I did decide that my Mary Magdalene skirt needed to get out more, even though I don't have my dream coordination for it yet.

I went to a Swedish craft-store called Panduro Hobby to get my hat-making materials. They do not have a very wide variety of flowers, feathers and things like that, but it's better than nothing. Especially since I am only just getting started.

In the end, this is what I bought:

Artificial flowers of different kinds and colors.

Little Cameos,
either for decorating hats or making brooches, I am not quite sure yet.

Black Ostrich Plumes

Peacock Feathers

Pheasant Feathers

Rusty-red Down

Mini Hat-pins
These are probably meant to be something else, but they are perfect for minihats!

Artificial Leaves

And last but not least I bought black yarn. It's not for hat-making, but rather for the scarf I intend to knit for Yuki when he comes home again.

That's all, folks! :) Have a nice day!



Anonymous said...

perhaps you can get some flowers second-hand? These have a tendency to be really nice and as a plus: they do not cost too much!

asuka ☆ said...

Wow, your shops are open on Sundays? Lucky!
And I have to say all the things you bought look really nice (I'm a big fan of peacock feathers!)