I tried to tidy my work area which is also my living room. I bought many drawers and shelves from NTUC and Ikea which I hope will help me be more organised. For the last few nights, I assembled these shelves from Ikea myself and worked out a good sweat.
The pink Ikea organisers that are so easy to assemble. I keep mainly feather and veilings in these pink containers. Yes, I have many feathers stock.
Iron and hot plate ....all part of millinery.
This second hand wooden head on spinner is my best buy- just US$56 from ebay excluding shipping. It can go as much as US$100 now at ebay. It was shipped from Canada and relatively new with just a few cracks and some pin holes. I use it mainly to pin my work as I figure out how to position feathers and flowers. I also use it to position veiling. Right now, I have been working on cocktail hats for the last 2 weeks. This is work in progress.....
I have a oval pork-pie crown (second hand), a cloche hat block (new) and a flying saucer hat block (new) coming my way. I do wish they arrive in early June so that I can start practising before my trip to London. I think I prefer to make hats and not just clips and headbands. In the past, I have priced my designs too long and have done myself great dis-service. A handmade cocktail hat cost more than US$100 in USA and even more in England. So I think my price is reasonable considering that I use mainly silk fabrics and painstakingly handstitched every process.