Another week, another order finished. This time I got to make some of my older designs.
3 Gerbera Daisies, a stem of Astilbe, and one of my Bearded Irises (from a previous design).
It's starting to be more Spring-y outside. Flowers are starting to bloom, which I love. Our cherry tree is covered, our Peach tree is getting there. Hopefully we won't be hit by a late frost like we have for the last few years. It always kills our blossoms and then we get no fruit that year. So, we're crossing our fingers around here. Fresh peaches are fabulous.
Every Spring we get these wild Violets that grow in our yard. Some people consider them to be weeds, but I think they're cute. Especially when my little boys pick bouquets of them for me. Of course, I measured them... and photographed them. Just in case. :)
For the next few days I will be devoting all my time to a project that I'm doing with Suzanne Steffenson. She approached me with this collaboration idea several months ago, and we've been working on it ever since. Here's a little sneak peek to give you an idea of what we're doing.
Yep! Those are beaded berries. We are doing a pattern/tutorial for how to make various types of berries (and their foliage and whatnot) and there will be a project at the end as well. It's quite a large tutorial. More of a book, actually. But we are very excited about it. I'll have more teaser pictures as the publishing date draws near. We're shooting for May/early June.
Then, later this week I will begin on another custom order. This one is for another wedding bouquet, so I'll be working on it for about a month. There will be more Dahlias, some pretty roses, and lots of little filler stuffs! I have been looking forward to this project for a while now.
As my schedule stands now, I am booked through August. After I finish all of those, I am taking some time to work on some new designs, and possibly get some ready-made flowers listed in my shop. Most of my listings are custom orders, and I'd like to move away from that a little bit. Hopefully that will afford me more time to work on new designs. So I am closed to custom orders until November. That might be extended depending on how much I can get done.
I'm going to go ahead and put this up - it's a schedule of the patterns I have planned for the rest of the year. After the Orchid one I will be pausing patterns so I can make a bunch of flowers for my shop.
And this is a list of my custom orders:
Custom Cascade Wedding Bouquet, Blue Hydrangea, Magnolia, Lavender Ruffled Rose, 2 Yellow Roses, 2 Irises, Pansies, 15x Lily of the Valley
Hello everyone! I am Lauren Harpster, the designer behind Lauren's Creations. I am a 28 year old wife, and a mother to three adorable little kids. I've been making French Beaded Flowers for about six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years.
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