ok, so, somehow, I developed the idea that I wanted to make my wedding bouquet and my bridesmaid's bouquets (much to my mother's concern). Maybe it's to do with the fact we don't have much money, and flowers are expensive and don't last, and maybe it's just my creative side coming out.
So I did lots of internet researching for making flowers. Originally I thought paper flowers would be cool, but then I remembered that it always rains in Manchester, so they might end up dying quicker than real ones!
Then I found a tutorial for kanzashi flowers. I liked them and they weren't hard to make. I originally thought that I'd just add green gardening wire for the stems. That is until I found this website http://thegloss.com/fashion/your-green-wedding-fabric-bridal-bouquets/?utm_source=splendicity&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=b5hubs_migration and I was inspired.
This is a prototype... The flowers aren't stuck on yet, just balancing! I've got 10 flowers in this bouquet, which might be enough for one. I've made 50 flowers, and I have 5 bridesmaids, so I should probably make a few more.
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions, comments and concerns, worries and criticisms...!
Some of you said to add different flowers. So I added some I'd made at the beginning when I was trying out flower designs. These ones, yes, are frayed, very frayed in fact, but I think it looks like stamen, like a lily or something. (If you want to know the tutorial let me know - my bookmarks are full of flower tutorials, might take me a while to find!). Do you think it looks better? Do you think it looks more "alive"?!