Posts filed under ‘Flowers’

Updates

So many updates!

First – AwesomeGrand.com is up and working!  This site will host the online RSVP as well as all the information our guests need to get here and have fun!

Lots of things are moving forward.  I bought the rings on Etsy, but Alexander doesn’t know what they look like, so no pictures 🙂  We decided to go with a traditional ring for Alexander and a pendant for me, since my engagement ring will serve quite well as a wedding band.

I finished a bridesmaid bouquet and a boutineer today!  I’m so jazzed.  Check ’em out!

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February 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm 1 comment

LOVE boutineers!

I have rarely seen a boutineer that I found truly attractive.  They all seem too girly.  While I’m still going to do the clay flowers with dice, I might incorporate some elements of this awesome boutineer I found here.

 

November 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

Boutineer

Last night I made a sample boutineer.  I learned some valuable lessons about making flowers out of clay:

  • Everybody warns about overworking the clay.  Underworking it is just as bad – it makes the texture odd.
  • A little pigment goes a LONG way
  • No matter how much you want to – DO NOT work with the flowers until they are completely dry
  • Remember to order green clay for the stems when placing the whole order.

So, here it is – my first boutineer!  Brought to you in blurry camera phone splendor!  I made each of the mistakes I warned against above, so don’t judge me too harshly :o)

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I had planned not to do dice in the little flowers, but I might change my mind on that….we’ll have to see.

July 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm 1 comment

Cotton Bouquet

OK – I admit it!  I am obsessed with bouquet alternatives!  I’m still sold on the clay – but this is very pretty looking:

 

cotton-bouquetIt’s amazing what people can come up with…

April 21, 2009 at 6:01 am Leave a comment

Flower

I promised pictures!  The d20 is purple, but that’s kind of hard to see in this pic

 

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April 3, 2009 at 3:26 am 3 comments

Bouquet Bling

Crystal had the most awesome idea ever  – incorporating d20s into the bouquets.  I am still pretty sold on the clay flowers – so I was thinking of adding some d20s as bouquet bling.  Then – i noticed that in the clay flowers example i posted they used little crystals in the white flowers – how much cuter would the miniature d20s be!  I’m gonna make one tonight and post it tomorrow – look forward to it! 

We could also dremel d20s and add them on wire to the mix…something to consider

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April 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm 2 comments

Pretty Alternative Bouquets

I am still sold on doing the clay flowers – but I saw some beautiful bouquet alternatives today and thought I’d share.

 

bouquet-alternativesOrnaments and paper flowers – how pretty for spring!

 

butterflies A bouquet of butterflies!  Pretty…but it’s a bunch of fake bugs.  Definitely not me 🙂

 

buttons

  I posted earlier about button bouquets – here is a very pretty example.

 

mapsMAPS!  I adore this!  Expecially the little compasses in the middle!  If it fit our theme more I might give up the clay and go for this.

 

April 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm 6 comments

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