Here is the green hat I promised! I think that I have been a bit too careful with decorating the hats. I tried to be bolder this time, but I still could experiment more.
12 January 2014
28 December 2013
08 December 2013
I had bought a package of miniature hat straw few years ago and I looked for it now, as I got interested in hat making. Before I started, I looked for some tips on the Internet and I found a useful tuturial from Lorraine's Miniatures. So, here is my first straw hat and basket.
27 November 2013
I am making more miniature hats and I needed more embellishments for them. I bought a miniature rose maker and some ribbon from The Miniature Haberdashery (a charming shop!). I had to try a couple of times before I figured out how to make them. Different kinds of ribbons make different kinds of roses; I like organza ribbons the most.
07 November 2013
I got the patterns from two great books that I have, "Sewing Dolls' Clothes" (27 projects from the Dolls' House Magazine) and "Making and Dressing Dolls' House Dolls" (by Sue Atkinson). I cut the pattern pieces from thin cardboard and glued the fabric on them. I very much enjoyed making the hats and I want to make more! I think I will try to make a straw hat next.
01 November 2013
I have sometimes bought some craft supplies online from Fred Aldous. They have very good selections of art and craft supplies. We visited Manchester on our autumn vacation last week and got the chance to visit the Fred Aldous store. It was located in Lever Street only a few hundred meters from our hotel. I found the clearance corner and bought this lot of jewelry findings. They are very nice for making miniatures.