For today’s guest post please welcome Annie from http://anniesminiatureflorals.blogspot.com/
My name is Annie and I love flowers of any kind. I find a weed and think it’s beautiful, so my love of flowers took me to work in the Florist Industry where I designed floral arrangements for weddings and funerals etc. Then I retired and missed it, so I got a book on how to make paper flowers and read that mulberry paper was the best so….the excitement I felt when I finally accomplished my first rose.
Around this time my brother-in-law gave me a Victorian Doll house he had built. I had so much fun decorating and painting the rooms, but when I went and looked at the flower arrangements to add that special touch to my rooms they were so expensive, so I thought I can make paper flowers in miniature, and my hobby began. I used tiny 10mm beads and spacers to make the vase and glued flowers to it, they were adorable.
Just Over An Inch Tall
Then I decided to start selling them on ebay at anniesflorals and they sold very well.I got requests to do larger ones for like the Fashion Royalty.Silkstone Barbies.Not being a Doll Collector I had no idea what these were so I started making them bigger. Then I made them even larger for the 16″ and up Doll Collectors for their Dioramas or as props for selling their own fashions they made.
I began on the hunt for anything I could make a vase out of. This yellow glass is actually a drawer pull. So my craft began and I love it, I get to create what I did in real life in miniature. I have done funerals and complete weddings. So you can see I am a complete Miniature Florist. Unfortunately my hands don’t work like they should and I had to stop making the little mulberry paper flowers, but I found a lady in Canada that sold them, so I buy them from her now. I have several websites I sell on. Feel Free to look at what I make
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