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Kristin Silverman (Silverhill Creative)
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The Journey of a Hat: Re-Blocking Felt
If you have a mass-produced hat and you want to change the trim, repair the shape or even re-block it entirely, you might be out of luck. With traditional millinery (no glue!), it can be much easier to do. Usually, once I block a felt, I'm done with that pa...

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Hats on Screen: Rosie's Cloche
It's been several months since I've written on this blog. (In the meantime, I have been writing the monthly "Millinery Operations" post for Mr. X Stitch .) So, I'm starting back up with a light and easy post. Let's take a look at this awesome hat! Miss Fish...

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Labor Day, "Slow Fashion" and the Maker Movement
Happy Labor Day! If you're anything like I am, you were raised that Labor Day was just a day off. If you work (or go to school), here's an extra day off to reward you. Have a picnic! Shop some sales! Stop wearing white! Today, I am working. Like many makers...

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Why Giving Up On My Dream Actually Feels Pretty Damn Good
This is a very personal post, but I wanted to open up... Several years ago, I quit smoking. The thing that finally made the difference for me, after multiple "tries" was making up my mind 100%. Before, when I "tried" to quit, I always knew in the back of my...

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Philosophy of Style
For lots of people, wearing a hat can be scary. I wrote before about how to wear a hat . It takes confidence. It also takes having a sense of your own style ... which is frankly, kind of hard to do. My ideal style is a mixture of eclectic and classic. Vinta...

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Theatre Hats (aka Where I Disappeared To)
I've been slacking on the social media front lately. (Exception: My blog post  "The C-Word"  on the site  Mr. X Stitch  where I'm now a monthly guest blogger.) So where the hell have I been? Where I usually am when I'm not working on hats: working on theatr...

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Periscope! Lessons Learned
I have just recently discovered the world of Periscope. For those of you who don't know, it's a broadcasting app. "Scopes" can be watched live or replayed for 24 hours.  Some people just talk to the camera. Some people might sing or play an instrument. And ...

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"Hat of the Week," Periscope, Procrastination and More
It's the hat of the week ... only not anymore. That's right, it sold! But I thought I'd at least talk about it briefly and oh, yeah, the previous week's hat of the week. A photo posted by Kristin Silverman (@silverhillcreative) on Jul 23, 2015 at 9:06am PDT...

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So Much To Do!
A photo posted by Kristin Silverman (@silverhillcreative) on Jul 1, 2015 at 1:52pm PDT

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"Hat of the Week": Keeping it Simple
Brown Fur Felt Beret with Swarovski Crystals Again my title refers to two things: the length of this entry, and the style of the hat. This hat is another example of why cost of supplies is more important than time when I price a hat. In terms of style, this...
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