Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Etsy Spotlight: Mary, Not Martha

Today's featured etsy seller is a treasure trove of millinery goodies. Mary, Not Martha offers a wonderful selection of vintage trims, ribbons, leaves and flowers. One of my biggest challenges as a milliner is finding quality supplies. I either have to spend a fortune in sourcing fine materials from Europe or become creative in adapting non-traditional materials. An easy and fun solution is to go vintage. I love using old millinery trim in new ways, adding a touch of classic to modern shapes. Vintage supplies are great to use but are also important tools in maintaining the art of production. See how the trims are made and try to reproduce them. Mary, Not Martha has some lovely examples.

I am especially enchanted by the selection of vintage leaves and flowers. The prices are extremely reasonable. If you're looking for something special for your next millinery/craft project visit her etsy store!

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