Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recent Millinery Creations 2013

I have been absolutely terrible about updating my blog lately...honestly, I have been over-worked and under-slept, and that it turn makes me pretty much incoherent for typing anything worthwhile.  I did manage to go out on a dinner date with my husband recently, and got to wear my fabulous FabGabs green 1940s suit - which I paired with my "Mitzie Original" 1940s bird hat and my kitty cape.  Sorry for the crummy lighting in the picture...

Okay, back to my latest millinery creations...

I finished my first custom hat order, and mailed it off to a very wonderful (and satisfied!) customer.

I made another double faux birdie hat in the "Caspar-Davis" style.

I also finished my long-awaited Painter's Palette tilt hat!  This one is available for purchase in my Etsy store.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Belated Surprise

My Fairy Hat-Mother sent me a belated holiday package the other week.  She (like me) loves to go thrifting, and - because she lives in Seattle - has the ability to partake of the glory of the Goodwill "bins."  Anyone who has ever lived in or visited a large city and gone thrifting there will understand what I mean.  Large cities have the high population density and "old money" to support fabulous thrifting scores.  Now, turn that into an entire warehouse filled with undiscovered gems at below-thrift-store-prices, and there you have "The Bins."  I went once with her when we visited in October, and found many a fabulous vintage hat, as well as vintage purses and gloves.  In any event, my wonderful friend sent me a gift box filled with 1940s tilt hats, a lovely mink- & sequin-trimmed 1950s cocktail hat (I was super excited about this one, as I had sold a similar hat a couple of years ago and have since come to regret that action), a stack of hat-lust-inspiring vintage wool & velour felts, a lovely "Links-of-Minks" stole, and bow ties and suspenders for Ryan!  Talk about a box sure to make a vintage-lover swoon!

I am wearing one of my favorites of the tilt hats she sent, along with another belated-Yule-present-to-myself gift!  I have always wanted a vintage spotted fur cape (and coat!).  I kept losing out on one on Ebay, as they always went far higher than I could afford to pay.  But I finally found a cape on Etsy in my price range, and it is PURRRRFECT!  Now I just need a matching coat...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 went out with a bang when I received my first custom hat order on December 31st!

2013 started with a "Brrrrrr!" when morning lows hit the 20s and we worked all day in the cold on January 1st to repair donkey shelters.

HAPPY 2013!!!!