Saturday, 23 March 2013

Workshop time...

Today I did my first vintage teacup workshop at Make, Do & Mend! It was lots of fun & the ladies created some beautiful arrangements! Here are a few snaps...

My next workshop is Corsage Making & I literally can't wait! 

Monday, 4 March 2013

orange & pink...

 Orange & pink has always been one of my favourite colour combinations - it's just so fun & cheerful & definitely has a 1960s/70s vibe to it! Lately, I've been working with these little beauties...

Words cannot quite explain how beautiful these roses were & the more they opened out the more beautiful they became! The dark pink spray roses were lovely too - they were almost like miniature peonies & had a fantastic scent.

This arrangement was a ramshackle mix of roses, astrantia, wax flower, craspedia (the bright yellow balls!), solidago, eryngium,  gypsophilia & wax flower. 

I would love the make a flat back bouquet using all these materials - would be great for a summer time wedding.

I really badly want to have a go at using Icelandic Poppies in some arrangements this year. They are not known for their longevity but when something is as beautiful as these then who cares if they don't last the whole week?

Image take from pinterest!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Spring is just around the corner...

 I know it completely doesn't feel like it - but spring is on it's merry way! Just in time too - I'm not really a summery person (am much more at home in the cosy autumn wearing layers & scarves) but I definitely need a little sunshine! Anyway, I've been noticing lots of signs of spring over the last few days including some extremely pretty snowdrops just outside my front door! - I love snow drops there's something very innocent & unassuming looking about them - making them all the more beautiful! This week I have made this spring inspired funeral tribute. 

I made this wreath using tulips, lisianthus, alstroemeria, astrantia, wax flower, eryngium & a mixture of seasonal foliage. The wreath seemed to work well with the table cloth I was constructing it on! 

It's a shame my photography skills are so poor because the tulips I used were amazing! They are appropriately named  'lingerie' because of their delicate frilly edge. Here's a better picture of what they look like! - Aren't they beautiful?