I kicked something awesome out of the stress box this week (FYI the stress box is how I am currently referring to my brain) – my first ever commission!!!!!!
Yes, to all those people who are always telling me I should make money from my hobbies, I can now officially say that I do! The wisdom of taking on my first ever commission a few weeks before my wedding was questionable, but there you go. These paper bridesmaid bouquets were made for a friend of a friend who is getting married in January. She knew exactly what she was after, which made my life very easy. I sourced the paper from a couple of different places in order to keep the costs for her as low as possible. The white and yellow flowers are high-quality card stock, while the grey is scrap-booking paper from the ever-amazing Kaisercraft. I considered a cheaper grey card stock, but it was too flat and monotone for my liking – I felt like it needed a bit more body and texture.The card stocks were definitely the easiest to work with, as they tended to hold their shape well. The grey chevron paper was the hardest to find. Chevrons are everywhere at the moment (including on my blog, clearly), but grey is a bit of an unusual colour. I lucked out while I was at Kaisercraft though – they had high quality grey chevron wrapping paper for a great price!The stems are thick gauge wire wrapped in floral tape, and the ribbon is wired on the edges to hold its shape.The bride picked up her bouquets on Tuesday from my friend, and aparently she was really thrilled, which made me so happy. Being a bride myself, I know what a big deal things like this are, and I was actually really nervous! So there you go, my first commission! I’m feeling proud as punch. :)Now I just need to finish my own bouquets and I’ll be golden…! PS – check out my DIY ladder from the photo above if you haven’t seen it already! :)