I’ve been making flowers officially since the start of the year, and it’s been hundreds of flowers and thousands of petals since.
So glad to have found a craft that I’m comfortable with and eager to improve all the time. My other crafting endeavours haven’t been quite successful – lettering, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet… but this one – paper flowers – has been the most fulfilling.
While nobody really wakes up to the thought of buying paper flowers yet, I hope to make a step in changing that, and contribute to more paper flowers in hands and homes in the region 🙂
Today I taught a friend and her 2 friends how to make the basic ranunculus and a pompom. It went pretty well!
Time management was always my issue in teaching but I didn’t expect my workshop of the planned 2 hours to go beyond the buffer of an extra hour and stretch to 5! We were all in need of major stretching by the end but the joy of seeing a pretty handmade product is priceless.
I really enjoyed setting up and prepping the materials and equipment. My sweet spot, perhaps?
Maybe my years in teaching was meant to culminate in this. I still love preparing English resources too though.
I’ve been working on a couple of bouquets for loved ones and the process of learning how to wrap them has been pretty fun.
A white ranunculus, a mini red one and a red bud, with black wrapping
A pink ranunculus, white mini one and a white pompom, with white wrapping.
4 peach/pink ranunculi, with white wrapping
15 peach / pink / white ranunculi and pompoms with white wrapping.
These flowers make me so happy.
I chanced upon this interesting read on paper flower history this morning.
And… I think I might have just found my favourite-est (because there’s no superlative that’s that super) crepe paper flower artist yet. #paperflowergoals
These photos make up for last night’s scare. My glue gun caused a power trip and when we weren’t convinced, it did so by showing me a huge spark.
Thank God my home and all the crepe paper around the glue gun were unharmed.