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World Map and Cream Roses

Image courtesy of Anna Rose Photography

 

Image courtesy of Anna Rose Photography

Image courtesy of Anna Rose Photography

 

Wrist Corsages on Cream Ribbon

Boutonnieres with attached pin and leaf from World Map Paper

 

Blue Roses

One dozen blue roses, made for a Tiffany & Co. themed birthday. Each rose is made with three different shades of blue, with paper textures ranging from thick handmade, to suede-feel.

Purple Roses and Vines

Commissioned piece with pink, purple, and aqua roses from handmade paper, twisted through with vines featuring two shades of tiny purple flowers.

Handmade paper roses, from The Winthrop Woman, published in 1959.

Each petal is hand cut and added to the flower individually.

Stacked together and tied with a simple ribbon, these roses make a stunning bouquet.

And as promised, the special project using the ‘map’ illustration from an old book. Each of these frames contains anĀ  original and very limited edition prose passage, handwritten on cobblestone-textured cream paper.

Comic Book Arrangement

Finally … a quick snap of the arrangement made with deep red paper and an old Archie comic book. Two of these matching arrangements flank a giant clock on top of my friend’s piano.

Detail.

Vintage vine

These will be for sale for the first time at Made on the Left (see post below for details).

Made with paper from 1959, four tiny five-petal flowers on a curled white vine. Although they bring ‘honeysuckle’ to my mind, they don’t quite look the same.

What do they remind you of? Let me know in the comments, and if you can come to Made on the Left on Sunday July 26th to pick it up, I’ll be pleased to give you a stem. (I’ll give away a maximum of 3 stems, to what I believe are the best or most accurate comparisons. Other stallholders are welcome to participate.)

Also for the first time, I have something very special planned for these:

Stay tuned to find out exactly what …

Made on the Left …

…is where I will be on Sunday the 26th of July. Check out the poster below with all the details:

Different stallholders on Saturday and Sunday, amazing designers and makers-of-all-things unique and beautiful, and beer in close proximity. Perfect.

While I’m head-down-hands-busy making beautiful things to take to the market, I’ve come across what may be the right paper for a beautiful new flower design. If you can excuse bad photography and a work-in-progress atmosphere, have a look at these:

Paper peonies, made with a textured, deep purple handmade paper, made from banana leaves and (I believe) mulberry bark. Oof. Beautiful.

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