The thing about custom creations is that, it offers you the challenge of understanding and creating what is on someone else's mind. And every creation is unique! Though its easier to ship a ready-made creation, it is far more satisfying to make out time and do something you haven't attempted before, in terms of colors or combination of flowers.
Pretty White Peonies with a splash of color9.30.2008
This is a a stock creation turned custom creation, for one of my clients. She wanted to purchase one of the items listed on my etsy site and even made the payment, when I gave her the option of making the creation all hers, by telling me what color (and flower) changes she might like. And we decided to go with white peonies with a splash of a bluish purple flowers and light green eucalyptus leaves. I also added some pearl studded stephanotis for effect.
This order came at a time when I was swamped with wedding orders. But I decided to take the 'custom-made' route for the above mentioned reasons. And, experiencing a client's delight with a one-of-a-kind arrangement is truly gratifying and that is what keeps us crafters going!