Monday, August 20, 2012

Wedding Project #2: Boutonnieres and Corsages

Here are the boutonnieres and corsages I made! As much as I am a fan of fresh flowers over artificial, I thought these had lots of advantages. They look really cool, for one; they're already done, which means one less thing to do the day of/before (I'm not hiring a florist; yeah saving money!), and they won't wilt. Plus, I had a lot of fun making them. The leaves were made of scrap fabric, on which I stitched stripes for the veins. The purple is from a skirt I made years ago, and the brown is from my maid of honor's dress (I had to take off quite a bit to hem it for her!) There are more of my denim rosettes in the boutonnieres, and some artificial flowers from garlands I didn't have any other use for.

For the mothers of the bride and groom.
For the grandmothers.

For my ever-so-handsome groom.

For the groomsmen.
All the boutonnieres...
...and all the corsages.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wedding Project #1: Headbands

I finally have pictures of more of the wedding projects I've been doing! The first project I did was making rosettes to add to the bridesmaids' headbands. We bought plain purple headbands, but I wanted to tie in the blue of the denim jackets they'll be wearing, so I decided to make denim rosettes to sew on. The best rosettes tutorial I found online involved box-pleated ribbon trim... but I still wanted denim, and was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to find box-pleated denim trim at my local fabric store, so I spent quite some time folding, pinning, and stitching strips cut from old jeans. It got pretty boring after a while, but I'm really happy with the results! The flower girl's headband uses store bought ribbon flowers, and my mother helped me out by putting it together. My sister, the maid of honor, will be wearing the purple rose clip.

All the hairpieces. They look so pretty together!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

For Sale

I have a few works available that I'd like to sell, so I thought I would post them. If any of you readers are interested, or have friends or family that might be, please let me know! Also, don't hesitate to comment or contact me with any questions about the artwork. I can provide larger photos, if anyone would like to see more detail.
Both of these come with the mats and frames shown in the photos, so I'm giving the frame sizes rather than the size of the artwork.

The Gift of the Magi
Pastel Illustration
19.25 inches high, 19.25 inches wide
Price: $175

At the Back of the North Wind
Watercolor Illustration
15.75 inches high, 27.75 inches wide
Price: $225

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Veil!

I finished my veil yesterday, and my mother took photos! I'm very happy with how it turned out. To give proper credit, the circlet I'm wearing is from Medieval Bridal Fashions. It's the Innocence Circlet, if anybody's curious. Anyway, here are pictures!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Some Doodles

This is going to be a rather paltry post, but it is high time I write something new. I would post photos of some of the wedding projects I mentioned, but I have been so busy I haven't taken any pictures yet. I'm also out of state and forgot to bring my camera... oops. Don't give up on me though! I have promised pictures, and I will take some as soon as things have settled down, probably in September. Since that's a long time to wait, though, here are some doodles I've done to tide you over, and show how I spent my time during class lectures in years past.

I like designing costumes, especially
medieval ones.

Once I design them,
I figure out how I would
sew them.

I doodled this during an art class in high school.
I like to doodle on empty chalkboards when no one's around, too.

Sometimes my doodles are more bizarre than artistic...