In the studio: custom order


Working on custom orders can be super challenging when someone has an idea in their mind and they present it to you with hopes that you can get the same idea as well.  I don't take custom orders very often, but when I do they end up being some of the most rewarding work I get to do.  

I had a bride approach me with the idea of having a custom piece made for her and her brides maids for her upcoming nuptials.  The wedding was out in the country and had a vintage farm feel to it.  She had been collecting vintage handkerchiefs and wanted each girl to have her own flower made from one.



I have a very specific routine I follow when making most of my flowers, as I'm the one that generally picks out the size, texture and patterns for all of my supplies.  Having just a small square to work with to create a flower was something new to me because generally I have extra pieces and there is no need to ration out fabric.  This was a little different because with each piece being unique, I couldn't just run to the store for more.  I  did end up placing some sheer netting material in with them to give them extra texture and fluff and I love how they turned out!




They worked out just how both of us imagined and each girl had a unique floral clip-lapel as their bridesmaid gift and accessory to wear for the wedding.



The brides' piece was one of my favorite to do as it was simple yet elegant, and I just adored how each friend of hers was thought of in a unique way.



31 comments:

  1. They are so sweet! ♥
    Any chance of a tutorial of a slightly simpler version? I'd love one for my jackets!
    xox

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  2. LOVE it!! This wedding party is adorable too!! Seriously how fun is that!! Where did you find your awesome BIG pin cushion?! That thing is GENIOUS!

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    1. Its actually a vintage cloth head form.. they use them for display of hats or wigs.. or designers use them when creating head pieces!

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  3. These are very cool -- nice work! :)

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  4. Great job!
    The bride's piece looks especially lovely. =)

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  5. Wow, you're awesome! I'm slightly obsessed with collecting vintage hankies. =) I love this idea!

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  6. seriously, the amount of dedication and meticulous nature of your work shows through and through. This just is a wonderful example of that!!

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  7. the hairpiece is so beautiful! i would wear one in my wedding :)

    xo
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  8. oh so pretty!!!!! What a beautiful piece to add to a lovely wedding!

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  9. Oh My Goodness, just beautiful! What amazing work you do and how happy does the amazing bride look in those pictures. Wow....just breathtaking!

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  10. Oh My....so beautiful! How wonderful to give each bridesmaid such a lovely and special gift. The bride looks amazing with her flower and the bridesmaids look adorable! What amazing work you do Heather!!!

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  11. These are so so pretty and sweet!

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  12. Megan P.05 May, 2012

    Absolutely LOVE all your products and the bride looks GORGEOUS!! Your headbands are my favorite!!

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  13. Jess Huxta05 May, 2012

    So pretty! Love the headbands :)

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  14. Bridgette05 May, 2012

    Love the hair piece for the bride!

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  15. You are very talented! I love the way you were able to help this bride bring unique touches to her wedding.

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  16. very beautiful! love the hair piece for the bride <3

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  17. Anonymous05 May, 2012

    wow, they turned out great!
    Katy (lil' alice)

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  18. I love your hair flowers!!! Wonderful!

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  19. Love the bride's flower clip. Just precious and beautiful!

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  20. I love the white flower clip! I am looking for something similar for my wedding

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  21. I love the white flower clip! I am looking for something similar for my wedding

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  22. I love the flower clip! I absolutely love flowers in a bride's hair. Or anyone's hair for that matter!

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  23. Super awesome! I do a lot of custom work and I love custom orders that take me out of my comfort zone. You sort of sit there holding your breath until you get the thumbs up. These are absolutely awesome, love it!

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  24. I love the adorabow headbands!!! so cute!

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  25. I love all the different flowers that you make! So beautiful! (boone.jamie@yahoo.com)

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  26. What a great, thoughtful idea for bridesmaids! Custom orders can be tough. I think you nailed it...gorgeous work! xoxo

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