Saturday, October 29, 2011

Flowers, flowers and more flowers.

 This is how my day started...
 gathering flowers into pretty posies. Twelve in total.
 Bouquets for a friends' daughter's 21st.
 What a lovely way to start a day : )

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vintage Paper Keepsakes created new studio!!!!!

I love Sundays.....a day when I get to do what I like : )
I have spent most of the day in my new studio room creating, among other things, vintage paper keepsakes. These go beautifully under cloches. I have had an order for these for a while now so it is SO good to get them done. In my new studio I have a very lovely large trestle table that John has just finished making me so I can spread everything out and create like a mad man!

 My roses have been flowering beautifully this season and I have decided that they are a must in the the right colours and tones of course. This is the very beautiful, girlie looking, soft pink Souvenir de la Malmaison 1843. It has a pure rose scent. 
I have been very inspired by this exquisite book that I received in the mail this week. "Timeless Shabby" by Sonja Bannick and Stefanie Rathjens is in German but none the less a wonderful book of inspiration and very worthwhile having. I have an extra one for $50 if anyone would like one and I will be ordering more if anyone would like to preorder on my shop blog. 
Now I'm off to put some washing on the line that should have been done ages ago. Oh well, you have to create when you get the urge...things go better that way. Stay tuned for some studio photos and some much awaited wedding photos.
Have a good week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Down time...

 The busier life gets, the more I feel like some time to play with flowers and to do a little creating.
I do create things all the time but there comes a point where I need to stop and create something for me. Something that I have had in my mind for ages and, in the midst of all the chaos and creating for the shop, 
haven't been able to get to. So, that's just what I have been doing.
In the process.....I have discovered something. I have often created in the past with how something should be from what I see in my head instead of really looking at what I am working with. It was like this with my flower arrangements and now, suddenly, I am discovering that combining flowers is a lot like doing a painting. It's not what flowers you put in the bouquet, it's which ones you don't use. Sticking to a pallet of similar hues and gentle colours. I have to admit that I came to this conclusion after a great deal of studying the very exquisite bouquets within the beautiful pages of Jeanne d'Arc Living.
 I'm afraid the light in the room wasn't good enough to capture the sheer beauty of this bouquet with it's vintage yellow pinks and creams. Perhaps I will try again tomorrow...