Katherine Carey Millinery

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Where for Art I?

Aaaaaah....over a year later...where did I go???  Did I abandon my beloved millinery???

No Darlings, not even remotely!

I have launched to New Levels, moved from Maui to NYC, have become a full time Milliner, have learned New Skills, Perfected My Art...and ... Launched My Destiny...along with a New Blog discussing how I have done each step.

I do hope you will take a peek.

Being that there was SO MUCH CHANGE!!!  SO MUCH MAJOR CHANGE!!!  I gave myself a break at attempting to keep 2 blogs current.  However, a year later, I desire too.  

I LOVE this blog about all things Chapeaux!

So forgive the break and let's get on with the goods!

A Pre-Preview of the beginnings of My Fall 2012 collection!

In the works!

These Lovelies are made of fur felt, feathers, veiling, glass beads, rhinestone bling and heaps of LOVE!!! 

You can view other styles I have made on my website: www.katherinecarey.com

It's been an AMAZING YEAR following my heart and my Dream...you can read about it on the blog I linked before:

Okay...off to block some chapeaux to add to this table! 


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Deep In The Heart Of It

My Life is changing rapidly.  I am overwhelmed with pure joy as I realize I have indeed stepped out into the unknown...I am following my heart and my heart is soaring.

Currently the one thing that keeps me grounded is the task at hand...packing.  42 years of memoirs some junglefied and must be laid to rest...it's emotional indeed.  But with every precious item I let go I feel lighter and lighter and lightness is what I want.

This is a Brand New Book...not a chapter in My Life...a whole New Book of Unknown Possibiliy. 

I am prepared, centered, open...so very open, solid, guided by my faith, protected by my Father, ready, willing, and able...

1,2,3...here I grow!!!

A Hui Hou!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Picture Says "It" All

So what is represented here?

















"Everything's Coming Up Roses"

23 Original Hand Made Roses
No two alike!
Satin, Silk, Rhinestones, Pearls, Glass Bobbles...
.Tie behind hairline with ribbons of satin or netting or placed a top a headband.
.Roses come with a pair bobbie-pins to place under flowers for secure fit (for dancing, twirling, nodding yes!)

Special Pre- Spring (melt the chill) price of $129.00 usd (please add $15.00usd for s/h)

Individual "close-up's" of each hat coming soon.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Dream IS A Wish Your Heart Makes....

"A Dream is a wish your heart makes..."

My Heart Wished and Wished and Believed and Wished and Believed some more with ALL It's Might and then One Day...My Dream INDEED came true!!! 

It actually has already been happening and now the pace has begun to become quite, well...rapid.

I'll be in New York by Spring time!!!  The latter part of the Spring!

I am INDEED venturing forth on my journey, indeed packing and sorting 20 years of life, indeed creating A Grand Collection of my creativity, indeed scheduling the last events (for the time being) here on my island paradise...My Beloved Maui.

It has been an overwhelming time, full of excitement, full of butterflies bouncing off the inner walls of my stomach, full of Trust that indeed I am packing for a reason, that indeed I will land...I am setting the course of My Success.

However, as of this week, I have actual finalization, actual grounding.  I have my landing spot, I have my departure date, I have my checklist...it's A GO!!!!!

So what "exactly" are my plans?

Well, the month of February is full of art events...for I have beautiful art to sell prior to leaving...and this will include the making of more art.  That's almost crazy to be creating while packing but I admit...I AM HIGHLY INSPIRED!!!  20 years of studio supplies to "attempt" to use/and/or pack/sell...posting dates of events REALLY soon , as well as, posting photos of everything online (oh my!).

Then comes March...the Grand Estate Sale/Open House...the last coffees with friends, the last dinners, soirees, dances, etc.  Hugs and tears, laughter and memoirs relived...March will be the end of Winter...the beginning of Spring and My Time to Spring Forth onto My New Life.

1st stop: Arizona!!!  Mi Familia and a month or so of quality time with my most treasured people...a time to soak in all the flavor that is my heritage...this is the "treat" of the year.  I shall be there for Easter...a sacred day that celebrates A New Life...for Mother's Day spent WITH MY MUM and My 43rd Birthday.

About a week later, 20 years after I originally intended to go, I will set forth for NYC.

My landing spot: New Jersey.  Jersey City to be exact...to a 200 hundred year old house of a long time friend and her family.  A most wonderful safe zone to breathe, pinch, breath some more the REALITY that I HAVE DONE IT!!!

I can  easily hop in to NYC...about a 40 minute travel...I can take my time discovering where exactly I am meant to be always knowing that when I am done adventuring I have a Home to go home to.


Guided, protected, filled with favor...God has indeed directed my steps and His grace shines through my graceful path.

It's going to be a busy time...but WOW OH WOW MY DREAM CAME TRUE!!!!!!


The moral of this story:

"A Dream IS A Wish Your Heart Makes...

...If You keep on Believing

The Dream that You Wish Will Come True."
                            - Cinderella
                            Dream Princess

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mildly Overwhelmed

How are you today Katherine? 

"Well, I am mildly overwhelmed!"

The butterflies are pinging around in my stomach...Bang!...Boing!...

It's business NOT as usual this week. I admit that I am anxious, overwhelmed, nervous and challenged.

I am so grateful to have received my new Bible I ordered for myself for Christmas...It is true: You don't read the Bible the Bible reads You! God is really showing up quickly to remind me that all is under control.

Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.  Psalm 25:4

All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.  Psalm 38:9

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you.  He will not rebuke you for asking.  James 1:5

The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in EVERY detail of their lives.  Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by His hand.  Psalm 37: 23-24

If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand WILL guide me, and Your strength WILL support me.  Psalm 139:9-10

Your own ears will hear Him.  Right behind you a voice will say, "This is the way you should go" whether to the right or to the left.  Isaiah 30:21

To some it may seem that this is normal for me and I am used to gathering my belongings and launching forth...but this time it is so different. Completely unfamiliar. I am not just landing and carrying on in familiar territory...I am not even certain where I am landing.

Notice though that when I described how I was feeling I never used the word "scared"...strangely I am not. I really feel a pull from God and while I should be concerned I feel a sense of destiny.

So... I am stretching my boundaries this week...checking into the 'possibility" of how one would go about apprenticing for some of the great milliners of our times...Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, both in London. It can not hurt to inquire and with every inquiry I am simply communicating with people in my chosen field. Who knows who I will be connected with by doing this?

I have sorted out my hat studio....fabrics, trims, treasures.

So many hats to make...my focus is clear, my talks are with God, my eye is on the prize.

How will I get there...honestly...God only knows!

My job is to keep believing, keep stepping forward, using my resources wisely, and having faith.

I so look forward!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

From NOW ON...

It's A Brand New Decade!!!

Isn't that something to consider??? 

Talk about a Fresh Start!!!  Did You desire "One"???  I DID!!!

I have decided that

"It's About From NOW ON..."

Not about the past, nor even today, not about childhood, nor first loves, nor this past year's loves, not about yesterday, nor an hour ago...I can do nothing about ANY of this.

It's about FROM NOW ON...

From right NOW ON I CAN follow my dreams, make new choices, set new goals, rest assured, be hopeful, step in faith, trust God, take a chance or several, get back up again, and AGAIN, smile brighter, love, adventure, write, read, pray...from RIGHT NOW...ON...

Now THIS excites me!!!  A lot!!!

Tonight I soaked in a tub of delightful scents, I created a lovely dinner, I poured a glass of wine, I opened my blank book of Possibility and I wrote My Dreams for the beginning of this Brand New Decade 2011:

1. To embrace commitment in ALL areas of My Life

2. To physically correspond

3. To be Graceful in ALL areas of My Life

4. To Embrace "WHERE" I AM in ALL areas of My Life

*** Joie De Vivre***

of course I then added to these:

. to be more accepting of myself, others, choices in general, taking chances

. to record the journey and past his/HERSTORY...My Story!

. to sow seeds - LOTS of seeds. 



To   S  T  R  E  T  C  H    farther... and then some more!!! 

Oh I had more...physical places I will go, physical changes I will see in myself, business goals too (of course) but the listed above...THESE are what fills the first few pages of my blank book.

I am excited to BE the person who embraces commitment and can make a choice!  Who spends time writing and creating cards and letters to send to those I love.  To attempt "Gracefulness" in everything I do, to fully embrace where I am both location wise and just simply in my spirit. 

I look forward to taking more chances and making more choices because I accept that I am WILLING to try

I will SO enjoy the writing of my journey and hope it will inspire someone else to step out into a journey of their own!

I look forward to being able to sow seeds of encouragement, and hope, to stretch my faith, to be abundant while I give abundantly.

And being authentic all along the way...stretching a little farther...dreaming a little larger...embracing the whole beautiful book that is My Exceptional Life.

Well...that was an excellent use of an evening.  The best part is that I can and will possibly adjust these as I go along...but I must say...I love them JUST the way they are!!!

What are YOUR Hopes and Dreams for This New Year and Brand New Decade???

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays Folks!!!!

M E L E   K A L I K I M A K A ! ! !

Dear Familia and Friends...

I am SO SO SO Blessed to have EACH of You in My Life. I wish for You a wonderful Christmas season and a Very Blessed New Decade!!!

Yes!!! New Decade!!! Isn't that awesome!!! The beginning of this new century has had it's ups and deep downs at times BUT here we go with a Fresh New Start and I AM TAKING IT!!!

I have had a pretty amazing year. Definitely a growing season in My Life. But I am not growing alone...God is with me every step I take and I am most grateful for this.

Some of you know already that I have been desiring to step out in faith and follow my destiny.  I think that each of has this "Call"...but do we always pick up the phone???  Well I have and for the past year my desire was to reach the crossroads and take a new direction.

I stood at that crossroads for about 8 months (likely longer)...it was a scary step to take...the so called comfort zone (which frankly wasn't that comfortable) seemed to keep me glued in place.

But God HAS INDEED heard my cries and INDEED answered My Prayers.

I took the leap!!!

And as God would do it the process was blessed beyond my expectations. 

My job I held for the past 2 1/2 years came to an end.  The family country store I managed changed leases (after 90+ years) and I found myself with a golden ticket!!!  Better than resigning as I had wanted to (and for a long, long, LONG time)...I was gracefully let go with a bonus that blew my mind and heart, also receiving a letter of recommendation that will serve me for years.  I was eligible for unemployment, something I have never had, and find myself today...simply Blessed.

So what is next???  After all I have leapt and am on a New Path...where does it lead me???


Surprised???  Really???  Come now...even You must know that I am drawn here!!!  And I am indeed.

After all I am in the fashion business.  Being in New York is going to do wonders for my career....divine appointments with just the right people at just the right time...and the right time IS NOW!!!

Sure this is a huge HUGE change!!!  Sheesh, I am going to be packing and storing 7 years of My Life, giving up the best space I have lived in with THE BEST LANDLORD EVER!!! (But God has EVEN better in store for me!!!)  I will be selling my Daisy...My Beloved Daisy!!!

YET...I have always felt my Daisy was an Investment for My Exceptional Life so she is fulfilling her destiny too!!!

Oh I am excited with what God is doing daily in My Life.  I know He has a wonderful plan for me and I am SO excited to discover what "it" actually turns out to be!!!

SO for 2011 I plan to spend the winter season on gorgeous Maui, embracing every detail of this Paradise I call home, I will be packing up my world as I know it, storing it carefully for my return and preparing to launch forth by the Spring.

My first destination....

To spend QUALITY TIME with Mi Familia!!!!  SO looking forward!!!  Likely in March or April and God willing BOTH!!!

So looking forward to seeing you, and spending true quality time with each of you out there...that alone could take over a month!!!

And then come May...

Off to see what God has in store next!!!!

What are YOUR plans for this Brand New Decade???

Love to each and EVERY ONE of YOU!!!  God's Grace and Blessing in YOUR Live's!!!!


Blessed, Blissed, Joyous!!!