Saturday, 24 March 2012

tea & cake...

Next weekend I am very excited to be having a stall at the Vinatge & Makers Market in Shire Hall, Chelmsford.It looks like it's going to be a really exciting event, check out the facebook page here. - I will be making floral arrangements using vintage teacups, jugs & recycled cans & tins. This is a very quick mock-up of how it might look!

This mini cake decoration is an assessment piece I made this week - it looks easy but working on such a tiny piece of oasis is surprisingly challenging!

Finally, some sketches I have been working on to be made up into repeat patterns...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

1960s daisies...

I found this lovely picture of mesembryanthemums I planted a couple of years ago & I can't get over how pretty & optimistic looking they are! They have a real 1960s flower power feel to them which I completely love!

From daisies to another one of my favourites - today, we used these beautiful anemones in this vegatative arrangement. This design is supposed to emulate nature with its bare branches and wild, hedge row look. I love the natural easthetic of it - it's almost like a miniature garden!

This is a springtime hand tied bouquet I made this week which consisits of germini, paper whites, tulips, pittosporum, salal & beautiful yellow genista. It's one of my favourite hand tied designs so far - I just love the rustic branch like pieces of genista sticking out with the warm yellow gerberas.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Spring has sprung!

Ah, it finally does feel like spring has began now! - I've been on another work placement this week at the lovely Juniper Flowers in Sudbury where I have been planting lots of beautiful springtime flowers. - I got to plant these lovely little rustic buckets of tete a tete bulbs to adorn the tables of a local restaurant - I love this idea as an alternative to having a couple of stems in a vase! - Modern yet rustic!

Here are a couple of new favourite flowers - firstly, this beautiful tulip, aptly named 'lingerie' for its delicate frilly edge. - I absolutely love it!

Lisianthus is another flower I'm loving at the moment - the heads are a little rose - like but far looser & more open & I particularly like the long twisted shape the of buds.

I have had so much coursework (again!) recently that I'm not getting much time to blog - but this is what I've been up to! Currently, I'm working on a unit where I have to design a shop window working along the theme of the Jubilee... More to follow soon!

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