Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Changing Gears

A whole year has come and gone since I started working at a local flower shop. It has been a year of learning and a year of change and growth. I have decided to leave my job there and pursue other dreams. I don't have photos of my bouquets I put together for customers during this time (which you might be thankful for... ;o)

Instead, will this qualify as proof that I really have been working at a flower shop??? This is what I managed to assemble for myself from the "unsaleable" odds and ends left after closing on my second to last weekend of work. I had no preconceived idea for this, but was very happy with the colour combination and variety when I finished.

Next up, another hat. The morning I put the beret on for work, I knew it needed a little special something. I started digging through my vintage brooches and found this treasure. This brooch belonged to my maternal grandmother and this is the first time I have worn it. I used to wear brooches and such all the time when I was younger (read: before having kids) and got out of the habit, but think it's time to return to my vintage pieces. I do love vintage jewelry.


It really seems that it's all about hats with me these days. Which leads me to share with you that a door has opened for me to begin marketing my creations. I have had a vendor at the farmers market approach me to ask if I would like to try selling my hats in her booth.


I said, "Yes!" This weekend I will have two hats available in her booth and will see where the venture leads.




10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your daffy photo in your banner! And your bouquet of 'whatnots' made a perfect combo.

    And that new hat is a winner!

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  2. good luck with your new adventure. Maybe we will see you at the farmer's market some day

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  3. Oh good luck on your new endeavor! I think your hats will do very well...I like the added brooch to the red one!

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  4. The brooch looks stunning against the red of the hat. Hope everything goes well with your hat venture.

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  5. Love the bouquet Katherine!

    Good luck with your new adventure. Those hats will sell, but don’t sell your Grandma’s brooch...LOL!

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  6. Gorgeous bouquet of flowers and I love the hats.

    Hope your new venture takes off!

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  7. Beautiful bouquet, hard to imagine that those are the "unsaleable" blooms.

    Your grandmother's brooch looks beautiful on your handmade beret. I'm so excited for you in this new venture.

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  8. What a pretty arrangement! Best wishes for your next venture.

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  9. I wish you good luck, Katherine! Your hats are beautiful and I'm sure many people will like them. The brooch is awesome!

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  10. Good luck, Katherine! I'm sure it will be a success!
    Have a great Easter weekend.

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