Tuesday, 20 May 2014

1940's Felt Wedding Corsages

I’ve been itching to share a special commission order with you, and now that I know the items in question have arrived safely in the USA, I can finally show you my first ever commission for wedding corsages!! :o)

Back in December, I was contacted by the lovely Emily, who blogs at Emily's Vintage Visions. She is getting married in October, and having seen my felt flower corsages on my blog and Facebook page, contacted me and asked whether I could make some for buttonholes for her wedding. 

I’m not going to deny that I was beyond excited to have been asked.  Although I have taken commission orders before, I’ve never been asked to make anything as special as wedding corsages.

Emily chose the designs that she liked from my Etsy page, and picked the colours from a felt colour chart that I photographed and emailed her (gotta love the power of the Internet).

I made up some samples, playing around with the colours Emily had chosen, carefully painting the stamens with enamel paint to match the gorgeous mustard coloured felt.


A few alterations were made, but not many and these was the ones chosen for the final pieces.





And here they are, all together, in all their colourful glory :o)


It was an absolute pleasure working for Emily, who was incredibly patient and didn’t pressure me at all.  I’m so very pleased with how they have turned out, and, thankfully, so is Emily, who has kindly blogged about them here. x

9 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous flowers!! What a clever idea and how lovely Emily was to support a fellow Blogger's business! X

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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Very gorgeous! I have made felt flowers in the past and it's such a delightful way of spending free time.

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  4. Thank you again dear Lucy!! I will be sure to send you pictures from the wedding! :)
    -Emily

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  5. What a great idea to have keepsake corsages, they look really beautiful, I am sure they will make her day extra special! x

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  6. These are fabulous and such a lovely commission to have!

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  7. These are so pretty! I love the colors :-)

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  8. Adore these they're absolutely beautiful. How exciting too. Blown away by your beautiful dresses on the previous post. Would love to what you look like wearing them as all the accessories make it. Thanks too for the link to the budgies knitting pattern ages ago. Sorry been doing five day weeks and never seem to find time. X

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