The Crossroads of the Aether
I love customization...it's in my nature as a seamstress. I am wondering if any of you may have suggestions as to where I could find supplies for my creations? I'm looking for fabrics, trinkets, feathers, hats, lace, notions, and other pieces of the unique nature...fairly inexpensive would be lovely.
My favorite places for finding items like you are seeking is probably flea markets, you can find almost anything there with enough patience. For more specific items like feathers, I find thrift shops are good places since a lot of costuming stuff ends up in them, and you can always harvest feathers from hats and such.
Thank you my dear Mr. Blackrose! And a side note, I have your post ready for mailing tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay, I was under educational lock down.
no worries....life has a way of getting in it's own way at times. I knew you would send on when you could.
Sleep well and good health.
even the obvious can be overlooked, Mr. Grey. It should always be mentioned despite it's nature...
I have a new website and part of my line is objects for steampunk makers. Check out the Found Parts page at
It sounds like you're looking for girly stuff, and I don't have any of that, but you might be surprised.
Girly Stuff is in the eye of the beholder.
I think it's how anyone combines objects, shapes and colors that defines their art ... girl or not. Will check out your website.
Cool stuff Bruce. Nice prices too.
I find small colorful feathers in the flowers and stems dept's of michaels and hobby lobby. they have a lot of nice things. Also they have cog and gear kits as well as empty watch fobs and such in the notions and scrapbooking sections.
A lot of good stuff in the jewlery dept too. As long as your looking for asthetics not functionality you can get a ton of stuff on a budget. Yard sales are not too great for stuff, but your local salvation army and good will usually have more than enough retro things that arent hip enough to make the rec shops but with a few tweeks become victorian.
Old curtans often have great patterns for victoran look but be careful that they arent rubber backed or you will sweat your life away.
Keep an eye/ear out for craigslist ads - sometimes people use them to clean out their stashes. I've found many, many piles of great things that people just want to get rid of. It takes a little leg work to go look at things, but it can be very worth it.
Thank you all for the great suggestions. I am already finding incredible deals! I more or less get the urge just to create things whether it's clothing or accessories or art...all requiring goods beyond your local craft store.
My new favorite place to shop is http://www.shopgoodwill.com. They have some really great pieces that can be changes or morphed into wonderful new pieces. Watch the shipping, sometimes its a little ridiculous, but there are thousands of items to look through.