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'.
My latest creation... a 'Know Your Navy' fascinator. I picked these cards up a while ago and finally I have found some time to have a play around with them. This is the first item I have made away from the poker theme and I am quite pleased with it. I have another one on the go with helicopters on the cards instead of ships. Still got to do the submarines and the missiles!
My first fascinator away from the poker theme. When I ordered the blue feathers I didn't realise how beautiful the colour would be, the picture darkens them slightly. They are a slightly lighter royal/grey blue. Now all I have to do is find a model and get it in my Etsy shop.
I am now the proud owner of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk VRAF 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!
What a fantastic day. I dragged Darren to Reading and after a very pleasant lunch in Finchampstead with my Uncle and Aunty I finally got to meet Chloe of Tiger Lilly's. It was great to discuss prices as I find that the hardest thing. I enjoy what I do so much I could quite easily give it all away, but that won't do. I am buying new bits and pieces for my hats everyday, it has become an obsession. Chloe kindly offered me a spot in one of their new glass cabinets that will take pride of place in the window of the shop... great publicity! Whilst browsing through the 'Vivien of Holloway' dresses ideas were flowing.... watch this space!
I have just found my new business cards on the doorstep. They look great. However, I think I might go for glossy next time and I am going to suggest adding Tiger Lilly's details onto the back... supporting them and supported by them sort of thing.
Well, here are the latest additions to the 'on the button' collection. I can't wait to drop everything off at Tiger Lilly's tomorrow. Still got a couple of orders to do so that should keep me busy for the next day or two before everything stops and i make my way up north for a few days. How will I cope not sitting in my little room for hours and hours and hours.New business cards should be with me by the 10th August. In the meantime I have found a use for the old ones.