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.