After months of collecting supplies for creating my fabric flower tutorials and being really really busy with my family, I realized that our second floor is already a candidate for Clean House! It was as if a hoarder has been living in our second floor. It’s full of fabrics, flowers, books, and my dad’s old office papers (in big boxes) that he will never use but just wanted them to be there. Tomorrow, we’ll clean the second floor.
Anyhoo, while checking out my stuff, I was looking at my supplies. It’s weird but it makes me smile whenever I see my collection of ribbons, spools, buttons, and other millinery things. Here are some of my favorite supplies found in my fabric flower workshop:
I have quite a number of vintage looking embroidery spools. I’ll be using that plus the beads in my future non fabric flower tutorials.
I got these velvet Mokuba ribbons on sale in my favorite lace shop in Manila. I’m planning to make more ribbon flower tutorials that is why I’m stacking up ribbons of different colors and texture.
One of my favorite ribbons is this fluffy velvet ribbon. I don’t know the brand since when I bought it in a sales rack, it doesn’t have the round cardboard that protects the roll. I think they would look great in making lots and lots of bows!
You see a lot of floral tape in a number of my tutorials. It’s one of the supplies that I love to use since they are so handy in binding stems. That is why I was happy to find a pale pink one that I will use in my future tutorials. I also love those vintage style plastic gold buttons. They make the flowers flowers I make look extravagant and elegant. I’ll be using more bird cage veil in my future tutorials. I love them but I can sometimes be intimidated in making stuff out of them since these kind of bird cage veils are pretty hard to find in Manila and they can be expensive per yard.
Lastly, here’s my collection of my seed beads that I will use to make beaded flowers and I will use as embellishment on the fabric flowers. The little box are my pins. I really love the pale pearly color of their heads.
I think I will pass on Mum’s next trips to Divisoria, Manila (a craft entrepreneur’s heaven) since I might be tempted in getting more pretty things and literally drown in my supplies!