It has been a month and I am still on the wannabe-entrepreneur/Etsy-maven bandwagon. For those keeping track, a month is a pretty long time for me to pay attention to anything without being distracted. But alas, I’m not being completely honest as I have been diverted from my original idea of making millions of origami items (my fingers were starting to cramp from folding). What is the new idea you ask? I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before, but CAT HATS!!!!!
What better way to marry my attention deficit-fueled creative mind and my immeasurable love of cats?!? I started sketching as soon as I had the idea…. I wouldn’t design just ordinary cat hats, but crazy feline fascinators as well! Where to start? So many ideas, so little time to construct!
Above is the first cat hat sketch. Since my cats are center of my universe, I decided to pay tribute to that. Below is the amazing prototype. I love this hat! Even if I never sell it, I don’t mind keeping it around. Notso Fluffy might though.
The second kitty fascinator was an obvious one for me— perhaps modeled upon the most famous fascinator of all time; that worn by Princess Beatrice at the wedding of Prince William to Duchess Catherine this past spring. I loved the original hat so much I actually attempted to bid on it on Ebay (when the listing was just starting….. it ended up selling for around $132k- I was slightly outbid…. So it goes….(KV!)
Where will this cat hat business venture go? I’m really not quite sure. Everybody I talk to about cat hats looks at me like I have two heads. I don’t think I’m talking to members of my target market though (cat crazies!!!)…. We will see what this develops into in the future, but for now one thing is certain: I am having so much fun making CAT HATS!!!