Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Flora Fascinata: Birthday Cake!

 If you have been giving the attention Flora's frippery deserves you would know
that around this time of year, a certain birthday is celebrated.
S is always up for a good party.
And, doesn't mind a good theme.
This year you will surprised to know that it was pink.
The more Barbie the better.
S and I met early and we went to the flower market.

 I cleaned out every vase I had until they were shining.
 S got busy.
 Snipping and arranging.

 We had a break for coffee.

 H, who is as busy as the next person made this spectacular two-tiered
Flora Fascinata birthday cake.

H will take orders, let me know.
You might remember her Alice in Wonderland Unbirthday Cake from the year before last.
Here's a memory jogger.

Some lovely people brought a gift.

 Happy Birthday, S.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bright Learning: Yellow

 I'll be down at Bright Learning on Saturday, 11 October.
Between 9am and 1pm.
Sharing secrets to making beautiful frippery.
Come and join us, if you care too.

We'll be work-shopping a headpiece or corsage.
Learning a bit, here and there.

 My day at The Hat Box was lovely.
Thank you for asking.
 There's all sorts of loveliness in for Spring.
One-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces.
Slowly fashioned by a group of millinery masters and creative types.

In more pedestrian news I have been tidying up Flora's Atelier.
 Trying to sort out what I been stuffing into bags for the last few weeks or so.
  Sweeping up bits of detritus.
My flotsam and jetsam.

And, deciding what I should keep or throw out.

In exciting news; I have been privy to Starr's latest artistic inklings.
She has done a string of still-life shoots in the House of Flora.
I'll invite you to her next exhibition.
Don't worry.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Purplish Hue

I have fashioned this fleur with a little beaded lace and gentle dyed hue.
And popped it on a blocked lace base.
Apart from this, things have been quiet.
Except for crunching the workers' data.
A-B-C-D-E and so on.
It's end of term break very soon.
Expect a bit of extra special frippery soon.
I am holding court at The Hat Box this Saturday and will update you
with some of the most beautiful Spring headpieces.
I can hardly resist this Hatmaker stunner.
You know how much I love any colour, as long as it's black.

 Drop by.
There's lots of unique loveliness.