Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giant flower

Last week I was contacted by a lovely lady from Australia interested in my stupid huge flower. She had a request - she wanted me to make her an even stupider huge flower, measuring 12 inches wide! Whew! She will be using it instead of a bouquet at her wedding!

I've noticed the trend now of carrying a single flower as a wedding bouquet down the aisle. Here is a paper one that I've been swooning over for quite some time. I never even thought I could do the same with fabric!

The lovely buyer is going to be handling the stem and bottom support to hold the flower up. But that didn't stop me from trying to help her figure that out! I had the idea of using a funnel as support to hold it up, and a wooden dowel or branch could be secured in the funnel hole, then covered with more felt. I hope it all works out for her!

It has 27 lovely petals & weighs exactly 3 ounces. But it's not finished yet, I still need to sew the petals together and cut out some leaves out of felt. What do you think? :)