Flower Power

Back in ‘Flowers fo’ days!’ we shared the process of making our flower crown commission. Today we’re here to share some photos of the final product!

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We really enjoyed working on this commission! It’s on it’s way to America and really hope our client loves her flower crown and veil!

Thank you for commissioning us!

Flowers fo’ days!

Today I started working on a commission and thought it might be nice to share some work in progress photos!

No automatic alt text available. It all starts off with a simple sketch. Once the client is happy, I make a custom listing on Etsy. I am also happy to take commissions via our Facebook.

After the payment is received, I start buying in the materials needed and get to work!

flower crown wip 1I made the base an inch bigger to allow for the inner measurement changing after all the extra wire and veil are on. It can always be trimmed back down if needs be.

flower crown wip 2 Preventing runaway flower heads!

flower crown wip 3 Crown in progress!

flower crown wip 4 Close up of some of the flowers

 Bonus flowers selfie!

So that’s what we’ve been up to this afternoon in a nutshell! What have you been doing on this super sunny day?

 

Trend Report – Floral

Though florals for S/S isn’t anything groundbreaking, this season seems to encourage the notion of ‘go big, or go home’ with designers option for statement rather than natural looks.

Spring/ Summer 2017 Hair Accessory Trends: Floral Hair Accessories

I love the mixture of textures on the Dolce & Gabbana model to the left but my favourite here is this flower crown by Desigual. I love that it is meant to be a big statement piece and has no intentions whatsoever of being natural.

How about one of our rose headbands for a softer take on the trend? Available in a range of colours, our headbands are made with luxury foam roses with optional embellishments with a satin ribbon wrapped band.

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Visit our Etsy for the current collection – grab a bargain while our sale is still on!

Bank Holiday Browsing

As a child, I loved Bank Holidays! I would go to the market with my family to look around and my favourite was always that little stall that sold hair clips. My Bank Holiday perk was getting a new pair of fun hair clips and on occasion I’d get more than one pair!

Last Bank Holiday I went out to the market for the first time in a long time, hoping to get a sense of nostalgia. In reality the market just wasn’t what it used to be and there was no hair clip stall. Truth be told, that stall was probably gone a long, long time ago.

Today I saved myself the disappointment, choosing instead to do some browsing for craft materials! I really need to get some new roses in for headbands and maybe even brooches and barrettes. I might even get some very small ones to make clips and hair pins, you know, for nostalgia.

So here’s a look at the colours I’ve picked out!

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While I love all of these colours, I probably don’t need and won’t buy all of them. Narrowing them down is the hard part!

Why don’t you help me out, which colours would you most like to have for a headband?

Bunnies aren’t just for Easter!

Since it’s Easter, we’d like to share an old bunny ear headband we made for a client to wear with this print because bunnies aren’t just for Easter!

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Process…

 This was our first commission which involved ears. First we did a sketch and made the framework using wire and florist tape to secure it.

 The ear shapes were then covered in cotton with a lace trim.

Other embellishments were added once the ears were sturdy including satin bows, foam roses, blue sprays and resin flowers. The back also features bows an the headband itself is wrapped in cotton lace.

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Happy Easter!

Throwback – Fabric Flowers

Welcome to ‘Throwback Thursday’ where we share some of our old makes!

After Midnight was born while I was away on my year in industry and during my year in Belfast I learnt a lot of things in regard to design, making and crafting. One of the things I really enjoyed making were flowers. I learnt to make them at my first placement with bridal designer Lizzie Agnew and continue to make them for myself.

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These were made using raw silk and faux pearl beads and they were surprisingly relaxing to stitch! Pretty things are good but pretty things that you can wear are even better so I made a headband.

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This silk flower and lace wrapped headband is possibly one of my daintiest makes!