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.