Welcome to another Feature Friday! This week I'm talking to the wonderful Amber with Enchanted Bouquets. She does wonders with paper. Her shop can be found at http://www.enchantedbouquets.etsy.com
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Amber Pitts. Beach dweller, loving wife, owner of classic cars and mother to a spoiled cat. I run 2 vintage clothing shops, thevintagevortex, Islanddollvintage and a paper flower wedding bouquet shop, enchantedbouquets, all on Etsy.
How long have you been doing your craft?
I've been making paper flowers since the summer of 2010.
How and why did you start designing?
I started paper crafting as a hobby. I was a workaholic with my vintage shops and was starting to get burn-out. I looked toward papercrafting as something fun and relaxing that I could do to balance part of my life and I fell in love with it. Especially making flowers.
What inspires you to create?
My biggest inspiration to create is creativity itself. I'm always thinking of different designs, color combinations and themes that I can make come to life through my bouquets. My brides are also a huge inspiration to me. They always have such amazing ideas and I get so excited to see the finished result of their visions.
How would you describe your style?
My working style is a mish-mash just like my personal style. I like a little bit of everything. I find great inspiration in the past, though and I love bringing that glamour and romance into my designs. This is why you will find a lot of vintage materials brought into my bouquets.
Why did you decide to delve into the wedding business?
When I got married I settled for a beautiful white rose bouquet. Although it was what I thought that I wanted at the time, looking back it was just so not me. Even that day as I looked at it, I wished that there was something else, other than fresh flowers, that I could carry down the aisle; something that would represent my quirky, creative nature. This is the very reason I went into the wedding business. So that brides like me could walk down the aisle with a creative expression of themselves in their hands.
Do you have any new items you plan on adding to your shop?
I'm always working on new things. About every month and a half I have new designs making their appearance in my shop as inspirations for my brides. I just finished a pink and black burlesque theme bouquet which I'll be listing this Saturday.
Which items are your favorite to make and why?
My favorite items to make are those for my brides. I get so excited to see their visions realized!
Do you have a facebook, twitter, or blog?
Here is the link to my twitter: twitter.com/PaperBouquets
Do you sell anywhere besides Etsy?
At this time my designs are only available on Etsy. My direct link is www.enchantedbouquets.com.
Amber does amazing work! I encourage you to check out her Etsy shop and "like" her on facebook!