Workshop Success for Christmas 2018
January 2019

Although Christmas now seems a rather distant memory I would like to share the photos from
my other workshops.  Dorothy, Jenni, Linda, Louise, Marion, Elaine, Susie, Sheila, Helen and Susan all came for a morning of creativity, making wreaths for their doors.  This year, as well a lots of different types of natural foliage, we included fir cones, cinnamon sticks, orange slices,  the lovely crab apples of Red Sentinel and finished with ribbon. Some of the girls added touches of gold and silver. or sparkle on the ivy seed heads and everyone went away saying they had really enjoyed themselves……..

On Saturday 15th December I held an all day workshop and here are Selina, Anne, Liz, Nadine, Nicola and Rachel with their mornings achievement. Sara and Hazel also made lovely wreaths although they are  not in the photo.  In the afternoon, having enjoyed a lunch of salmon quiche, salads, new potatoes, fruit salad and prosecco, everyone did a table arrangement with a central ivory chunky candle and seasonal foliage.  Whilst some preferred to keep their arrangements entirely natural, several of the girls had fun with spraying and glittering, poppy and lotus heads, dried hydrangeas, faux silk roses and germini, gold sequined pears, wire balls,  black midolino sticks and gold wire and ribbons. The photo shows Nicola, Selina and Rachel putting in their finishing touches. I’ve already got lots of ideas for next Christmas including using lots more of the little astrantias (lady’s pin cushion), which looked absolutely super sprayed with a dusting of silver glitter, the lovely colours of gravillia, white and pink snow berries and silvery foliage.   Details later in the year!………

The photo below shows an example of a table arrangement I did, using the materials described,  from which everyone could take ideas.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

December 2018

Last night, (Friday 7th December), Jana, Cindy, Michelle, Lesley, Sharon, Louise and Mandy all came to my first Christmas wreath making workshop.
Photo shows the girls with their finished rings which were all lovely.
Everyone seemed to really enjoy the evening and there was much debate about ribbons and bows.  I think everyone went home happy!

Charity Awards Night at Branston Golf Club
November 2018
Last Friday evening, one of the networking groups I belong to, Love LBG, held a Charity Awards Night at Branston Golf Club.  The colour theme for the evening was black and gold and I was delighted to do the flowers for the table arrangements.
When there are 10 or more tables at a function I think it is always good to have two different designs for interest, and the photos of the glass lily and sundae vases waiting to go to Branston illustrate this idea.
It was a great evening and over £3000. was raised to be split between Burton YMCA and Me and Dee.

Danielle & Greg’s Wedding
October 2018

Danielle and Greg choose a gorgeous colour palette of reds, deep oranges and bronze. For Danielle’s bouquet a mix of red roses –
Naomi, and Red Eagle, orange roses Patz and Espana, lovely Mango calla lilies and touches of hypericum berries and carmanthus.
Pearl pins in the roses and pale cream silk to finish.

Danielle and Greg’s bridesmaids carried similar smaller hand tied bouquets.

Lichfield Cathedral Harvest
October 2018

It’s always lovely to do harvest arrangements and here is a pedestal I did yesterday in #LichfieldCathedral. It includes sunflowers, Mango calla lilies, Peachy Confidential and yellow roses, bright red germini, green carnations and euonymus. I also added rosy red apples and Red Sentinel crab apples and lots of different textured foliage.

Log Pedestals for my local Church
January 2018

These are two complimentary small log pedestals which I arranged for my local church. The theme was ‘Stars’ and I used glittered allium heads, folded aspidistra leaves, poppies and palms to which I added lovely white lilies. These could easily form the basis for wedding designs either using much smaller logs for the table and/or bigger logs for a full size pedestal.