Saturday, 7 July 2012

Diversification


I love trying to earn my living from using flowers from my garden in textile pieces but I'd been asked to make a floral  'spray' using real flowers from my garden. I usually make my neighbor an evergreen & berries bunch around Christmas time but her daughter was getting married this week & she wanted something for the fireplace, using  flowers.... that last a few days. Heavens! So i got some conditoner from the local florist (is that oganic?????) I'd finally watched the last of the Chelsea flower show while catching up with my ironing & a lovely man told me to put them in a bucket over nght with said conditioner...so I did.

Here they are in situ


She loved it, thank goodness!

I was also asked to mak the brides bouquet....something that lasts not just a few days but hopefully forever in the wedding photos! Stress levels growing here!


Scuse the helpful model's arm but coldn't work out how to photograph the bouquet to show it off best....the wedding was that afternoon.


A closer view - a lovely breeze is blowing things around a bit ;)



To cap it all off I made a bridesmaid's posy,  bit more relaxed. Some of the flowers were from the bride's friend's mother's (!) garden & we chose a few bits & pieces from mine to add to the mix. We had wedding guests staying here & they said the flowers were much admired....which is so good to hear ;)



To relax the pace a bit I made some honesty seedhead cards using the background from a couple of weeks ago. I've collected the seedheads over time which was lucky as I have not one in the garden now. They've all disappeared - someone asked had i weeded them out by mistake but I've only really just started on end of last summer's weeds so that's not likely! I shall sew some more.




17 comments:

Julie said...

Your wedding bouquets are beautifully natural, no wonder they were a success.

Chloe said...

Beautiful arrangements and bouquets, the colours go together so nicely :)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely wonderful arrangements. x

ju-north said...

I see a new part-time job on the horizon! Beautiful bouquets!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Gorgeous bouquets, bravo! xox

Nellie said...

Absolutely gorgeous arrangements, Emma! Well done!

xo Nellie

Robin Mac said...

You are such a talented lady, the flowers are beautiful, and I love your card as well. cheers

Jacky said...

You are such a talent Emma! The arrangements look wonderful!

Jacky xox

Jill said...

No wonder your posies were admired - beautifully natural, but we shouldn't be surprised by your ability to put together a wonderful combinations of textures and colours.

Connie Rose said...

Beautiful flowers, Emma. And I really love that honesty card!

sue said...

the flowers look super - so pretty and colourful. making anything wedding related is stressful I reckon but flowers must be especially so - they are such an integral part of the whole show! Well done you!

Ro Bruhn said...

Such gorgeous flowers, beautifully arranged, not contrived like so many bouquets. My honesty plants are just starting to appear out of the ground, it's winter here so I'm looking forward to a lovely display in spring.

Iz said...

Oh my gosh, a second career! You are a natural, and they are fabulous. Seriously!

layers said...

I have seen those seed pods before but did not know they are called honesty.. love that name.. you do beautiful flower arrangements too.

Linda Stokes said...

The flowers look so beautiful & natural - lovely job!

Heloise said...

Beautiful flowers a great achievement both visually and having flowers to use with this summers weather.

Kekoa Pika said...

Beautiful photographs. Those bouquet of flowers are really awesome, they're so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this one.
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