Now that our wedding is well and truly behind us (sigh…), it’s time for me to get serious with this business and start some new handmade flowers projects!
My website is functional at the moment, but not very user-friendly, or well organised, and it doesn’t yet show off the range of my flower-making skills. So, this weekend I am busy working on creating some sample products to display on my website. First project: some crocheted buttonhole samplers.
As you will see from my image gallery, my groom and his his groomsmen all wore handmade crochet buttonholes (or boutonnieres, if you like!) fastened to a pair of braces for a laid back, casual wedding look. Traditionally, buttonholes match the bride’s bouquet, which in turn incorporates the colour(s) of the wedding theme and bridesmaid dress(es).
Recently, thanks to my crafty friend Amy, I discovered the Wool Warehouse. They’re based in Leamington Spa, which actually isn’t too far away from me, but they also offer free delivery on purchases over £25.
I was looking for a yarn that would crochet up well, that was made from 100% natural fibres, and available in a wide range of colours to match as many different wedding colour schemes as possible. After a little browsing on the Wool Warehouse website, I found a lovely, soft merino cotton yarn available in a veritable rainbow of shades, which will be absolutely perfect for the my new crocheted buttonhole collection! I went a little crazy and ordered almost one in every colour (yarn does this to me…!) – it’s a good job it was on sale!
What’s more, I ordered the yarn during my lunch break on Friday, and it arrived before 8.30am on Saturday morning! Super speedy delivery and packed in a cute organza bag! This meant I could get started on my new handmade flowers projects straight away! Thanks Wool Warehouse!
New handmade flowers projects
Here’s a sneak peak at a work in progress…