7 December 2009
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28 October 2009
I have also added a Guest Book to the site for feedback and comments. I also want to encourage visitors to jot down themes etc on that page. Everyday I get people suggesting future hats ranging from the sensible and sophisticated to the totally absurd. I don't think I will ever run out of things to make but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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26 October 2009
A great night had by all. I managed to get setup with the help of Lisa and enjoy an evening of dancing and music. There were over 30 items of Soobird pieces on display and I had lots of interest, not forgetting a sale... thanks Wendy.
The next night is on December 20th and I will be there 11am - 11pm as there is an Art Market on during the day. Until then I will hopefully get the new website up to scratch http://www.soobird.com/ and get lots of weird and unusual pieces ready for the stall in The Oracle, Reading that Chloe and Scarlet have kindly invited me to. I will be there on the 5th and 6th of December so pop down and buy your Xmas pressies of us!
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23 October 2009
There is nothing on there as of yet, but I am soon to have a website that includes a gallery, blog, guestbook and shop.... so watch this space.
Hopefully I will get it up and running in the next few days, I am taking my time, I want it to be perfect as the interest I have had recently for hats and fascinators has been huge. I have received my first official order courtesy of Judy who I met at the fashion show a week or so ago so in between the Hot Muffins Burlesque Night at the Oakford, Reading this Sunday and life I shall be working on my website and my order.
It's all very exciting!
17 October 2009
It actually wasn't that bad.
The fashion show was held at Avington Park, Winchester a stunning house full of history. I got a bit lost looking at all the artefacts on display, especially the alcove of corals and dried sealife. The show was a huge success and I had lots of interest in the fascinator I was modelling.
Aswell as creating the mini gifts I have also been creating more fascinators and brooches that are now on sale in Tiger Lilly's, Reading and on Etsy. I now have a week to get my stuff together ready for the next installment of 'The Hot Muffins' Burlesque Night at The Oakford Social Club, Reading on Sunday 25th October (7-11) where I shall be having a stall displaying my bits and pieces.
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20 September 2009
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I also couldn't wait to meet up with Chloe and Scarlet from Tiger Lilly's to hear how my bits and pieces were doing in the shop. They have been doing better than I thought with 5 sales in the past couple of weeks. Apparently there has been lots of interest in other designs I am working on, such as the pin-up, military and ones to go alongside their stock of Vivien of Holloway dresses. Now is the time to knuckle down and get making in the build up to Christmas. In the mean time I hope to be included in one of the art markets that take place at The Oakford every Sunday from 11am. I hope to kill two birds and have one during the next installment from the 'Hot Muffins'.
18 August 2009
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14 August 2009
I am now the proud owner of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk V RAF 140 Sqn 1941 and it is pink! Yesterday I was dragged to one of Darren's toy shops so he could pick up some parts for his cars... I had no idea what I was letting my brain in for. As soon as I got in there the ideas hit me like bullets and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of their stuff. I left empty handed but very excited about another visit after pay day...
24 hours passed and I had to go back.
I had to stop myself going mad in there, I kept telling myself I had to eat for the remainder of the month and shouldn't really spend much. The feathers I took with me made the gent behind the counter start asking questions. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for and neither did I. 45 minutes later I left with my head bursting with ideas, a pink spitfire, propellors, train track and a couple of trees. Now all I need is to get some more feathers... Watch this space I have a feeling the next batch of hats are going to be quite special!
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4 August 2009
Whilst browsing through the 'Vivien of Holloway' dresses ideas were flowing.... watch this space!
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3 August 2009
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26 July 2009
I thought I had found some pretty basic playing card sets, however once home I realised I had stumbled on some unusual packs. I think I am now addicted to collecting playing cards especially the vintage ones!
Their eyes creep me out.
I think the best find of the day, Argos complimentary cards c1960 - a bargain at 20p.
A couple of odd sets I couldn't leave behind... a shame I am missing 'The Coop' from The Family Favourites and (as quoted from the antique card website) 'the very special sailor joker'. I could possibly have stumbled upon a couple of packs worth around £60! Not bad for a £1 spend.
Trouble is I don't want to cut them up
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