It was one of those "eh, why not" acts that I sometimes regret.
Knowing that the holiday rush was in full-swing, I dreaded a a slew of additions to my to-do list. But, eh, why not? Christmas is not a busy time for my strange little shop. I doubt I'll sell a single thing.
Within three days I had three orders, one being a rather large commissioned piece.
Thankfully, I'm treading water as I care for an increasingly opinionated infant, acclimate to working at the bookshop with a baby in tow, scramble to finish my army of handmade Christmas gifts, and (hopefully) finish setting up my new studio. Oh, and laundry. We're using cloth diapers, and it feels as though I'm forever behind on laundry.
The commissioned piece I mentioned is a set of paper orchids made from an antique copy of Jane Eyre. It's going to be lovely! I'm thinking I'll pair them with a very pretty cut-glass bud vase.
Here are a few photos showing the process: