Friday, 27 April 2012

hearts & roses...

It's been a really busy week & I've made lots of floral designs! This first one is a loose open heart funeral tribute I was asked to make. I wanted to make it quite fresh & spring-time inspired so I've used soft, pastel shades of lilac & pink & added in lilac freesias to give it a sweet fragrance.  Altogether it consists of 2 different varieties of roses,  white michelmas daisies, white santini, lilac freesias, eucalyptus, pittosporum, hard ruscus & buxus. 

At college we made this wired alice band - time consuming work but I love the delicate formation of it. 

This is quite a modern design which we made yesterday - I love the bright yellow rustic twigs in the middle. 

Finally, we made these wedding swags to adorn the staircase!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Welcome to the world Delilah...

This weekend we had a 'welcome to the world' party for my lovely baby niece Delilah &ofcourse I made her her very own tea cup of pink roses and blue muscari. 

I also got asked to make a birthday teacup for a friend in this vintage Hornsey Pottery jug. 

 We made these parallel line arrangements at college this week which I was really was not too keen on at first but changed my mind once we lined them all up like this!

Monday, 9 April 2012

A castle wedding...

This weekend I went to the wedding of my friends Gabby & Dave which took place at the beautiful Durham castle. - It was a lovely wedding & whilst there I helped out with some of the wedding flowers including this bridesmaid bouquet.

This is the lovely view from my bedroom window - I can't believe this is student accommodation!

The bridemaids bouquets were made up of beautiful spring time shades of violet & pink consisting of lisianthus, roses, wax flower, calla lilies & eucalyptus.

I was asked to make two hair circlets for the flower girls but unfortunately did not get a good picture of them so have included this practice run I did a few days before the wedding. - I love the red spray roses!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

tomato soup...

I had a great day at the Vintage & Makers Market this saturday selling floral arrangements in re-cycled cans & vintage teacups.
These were my favorite arrangements - such an iconic tin!

A couple of pictures of my stall -

I just can't stop drawing these arrangements lately...

Lastly, here's a tomato soup can repeat pattern I've been working on...