Curious Lola

A Letter to Spring- From A Restless Moth Fairy- Photoshoot

Dear Springtime and Sunshine,

Not sure if you know, but it’s time to  wake up, shake off the rain and get to shining.

These ups and downs of weather have me feeling a little restless. If I’m not able to get outside and play in the sun soon, I may develop a hunchback from all the slouching.

My house is feeling less ‘inspiring nest’ and more ‘bat cave’ by the day.  I need to get out of here. Like all the flowers, I am straining my neck toward you, I’m looking for you, and I’m tired.

Springtime? Sun? Are you guys not talking to each other? Did winter not set the clock for you?

Since I saw you last, I planted all my bulbs, read stories to all my bulbs, told them all about you, and now they are waiting for you, too. I’ve dusted my special things, I’ve made this crazy chandelier with all the gifts you gave me from last year.

I arranged flowers, I baked you treats, and still you don’t come.

I sent you an invite to my tea party, yet still you don’t come.

I just want you to know that I’m ready. Bring on the gardening, flower tending, humming under fresh leaved trees, twirling in the grass,  let’s do this!

With so much love and affection,

Moth Fairy

Enjoy these goodies from our recent Moth Fairy Shoot this Spring. This is part of our new endeavor to bring you inspiring (sometimes weird) shoots paired with DIYs for some of the pieces we’ve included. Be inspired, then build your own. You like this concept? Fantastic! Sign up to be sure you get all of them in your inbox:) See the links to the specific DIYs at the bottom.

Hey, We made videos of how to make FOUR items in this photoshoot! Perhaps you’d like to see?

Our super simple floral wall frame.

Our beautiful foam free floral arrangement.

A sweet little skeleton leaf luminary.

And a dramatic hanging floral chandelier

 

Thank you to all the folks who partnered with us on this shoot!

Hair and Makeup Offwhite Makeup and Beauty

Furnishings: Vintage Ambiance

Photography, Creative Direction, Set and Props, Styling, Floral: Lola Creative for Curious Lola

Venue: Dairyland

Gorgeous Local Flowers: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market

DIY Floral Frame Video for Your Wedding or Event


This quick DIY floral frame is a reusable piece that will surprise and delight your clients and their guests.  I love this piece because it can be whimsical or romantic. It can be giant, or small and sweet. AAAAND my toddler can’t knock them off the table as he does with every other vase that enters my house.

For events, it will leave your guests blathering on about how clever you are.

Go ahead and watch our video if you’re wanting a more detailed version of this tutorial.

Lets get started!

Supplies needed:

  • frame
  • drill
  • measuring tape
  • (4) pipe straps
  • (4) test tubes or party shot glasses
  • screws
  • wood, fit to the size of the shortest side of frame
  • flowers
  • (2) screw eye hooks

All of these items can be found at Home Depot or your local hardware store. One note to add, when hanging this up we used the (2) screw eye hooks and some twine.

To begin, fit a pipe strap around a test tube and place it close to the center of your frame. Drill in two screws to each side. Continue to do this with the other 3 pipe straps and test tubes.

Next, we drill the piece of wood to the opposite side as a spacer so that the frame sits straight on the wall.

Finally, hang up your frame, fill the test tubes with water and throw in those flowers!

Thanks for building this DIY Floral Frame with us. I know it will wow at your next event.

As always, don’t forget to take a picture of your floral frame masterpiece and tag us on Facebook, Instagram (@lola.creative), and Pinterest (LolaCreativeCo)! Stay tuned for more DIY tutorials that we feature in our Subterranean Moth-Fairy photoshoot and SUBSCRIBE!

Here is how we used it in our recent photoshoot.

And this is pretty much how I feel right now if the rain doesn’t stop. Srrrrsly.

Wall of Flowers & My Trusty Sketch Pad

For the last two years I’ve been providing floral arrangements for Seattle University. The best part is, I get to put down my bouquets, throw on my utilikilt (not really), pull out my sketch book, and construct something large. 20 feet long by 10 feet tall to be exact. This time, it is… THE WALL OF FLOWERS! (sorry the photos are a little grainy)

Wall of Flowers

This post is not so much to show you how neat the wall was, but really to bring up a communication medium that should be promoted. Sketching. I use it daily to communicate since words, when spewn from my mouth, take on a kitten-thrashed yarn ball quality. I don’t notice this happening to others as often, and it may just be my own perception. But, many times I find myself staring at a client, mouth ajar, words smacking into each other in my head, but none floating to the top. These are not hard words. I’m talking about words that I had probably used several times that day, like progress, or notify, or discuss…stapler. Luckily, I have a pen, paper, my hand, your napkin, to pick up where my brain checks out.  (By the way, this also means I am a champion blind-drawer, and have an uncanny ability to spell backwards during bouts of Cranium… This also means that if you are a person who likes to fill in the blanks, we will probably get along great).

So I’d like to share with you the humble sketch for the Wall of Flowers and its associated gooey verbal description in dialog form.

Seattle University Client: “So what is this going to look like?”

Me: “Kind of this sandwich trellis thing with one side colored another color so when you look at it sideways you get a glimpse of another color with flowers in tubes stuck around in splotches a couple of places  that’ll kind of fade out like whoooosh. Maybe they’ll join together but maybe not.”  (I want to point out that I am 30 years old, not 5) “I’ll draw something up for you” (ding ding ding)

Seattle University Client: “Ah, I see, you are hired.”

(Thank you trusty sketchbook!)

And then we follow up with a more detailed version…

And then we construct…

One exciting bonus: During wind storms, the tent wall behind the Wall of Flowers would smack the backs of the flower tubes and send them flying out of the wall. This resulted in the renaming of the wall to the Suicidal Flower Wall.

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