I have taken a step away from blogging as I am rebranding my business to reflect the type of work that I have been fortunate to attract and to keep my in mind's eye for potential customers! It has been a long time coming, but on the other hand...NOW is the time! Stay tuned and join as a follower so I can let you know when I am ready to tell the world.
I am still taking on work and projects - working with lovely brides and creating elements for the most lovely events and parties - convo me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a quotation or to book an appointment. Thank you for your continued support!
This idea came to me as a gift idea for a baby! I am always looking for new ways to include clay flowers into my paper art projects. When my former client Amy had a beautiful baby girl recently, I thought that a birth announcement/shadowbox would be a lovely gift...filled with clay flowers. Now, I changed the name for this sample, but you get the idea of how the everlasting flowers add to this adorable keepsake piece that can be hung in the nursery.
By changing the font and flowers I can create: elegant and classic, funky and modern, shabby chic and vintage...all in a keepsake shadowbox.
If you are interested in a custom scrapbox filled with flowers for your special occasion or for a gift, please contact me directly.
Prom Season is well underway! I am thrilled to be offering very special, keepsake prom corsages and boutonnieres to the Graduating Class of 2011! Dramatic and big hair flowers also make a statement! No one will ever guess that they are made out of clay.
So many dress styles - very elegant through to steampunk and vintage...there are some very imaginative and fashionable prom-goers this year! Love the colour combinations, dress lengths and all the accessories that go with them.
If you are interested in a corsage, boutonniere or hair flower(s), please contact me soon! Don't want you to be disappointed.
Today we saw a beautiful young woman marry a Prince! We got up early and enjoyed a simple table set for an english breakfast. Enjoying our finest tea cups and saucers, a simple start of fresh strawberries and english muffins with raspberry jam - delish! Front row seats (in front of our TV) for the big event, it was a day that history was made.
Of course, all eyes were on the dress, but I was also closely watching the flowers. A trendsetter in the making, Kate Middleton has re-ignited the popularity of some old style flowers - her bouquet of Sweet William (of course!), Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth, Myrtle in a shield-shaped wired bouquet...so elegant and fragrant! A true classic beauty.
You can bet that I will be asked by brides this season and for years to come for these iconic blossoms. The bouquets, the flowergirls' hair wreaths, the buttonholes (aka boutonnieres) all made a very modern statement in their simplicity and elegance. I have been making hair wreaths for a few years - here is a great photo of a recent wedding with clay flower hair wreaths on these young ladies.
Of course these blossoms can also be created for an eco-chic everlasting bouquet made with clay! I enjoy creating each and every one - and as lovely as lily of the valley is, those blossoms are tiny and delicate looking. I can hardly wait to start perfecting this combination of flowers...pip, pip, I'm off to the studio! Cheerio.
Congratulations William and Kate!
PS - if you are in Toronto this weekend, be sure to visit the Drake Hotel for the Spring Wedding Show - see you there!
Designer of eco-chic clay blossoms and arrangements for weddings and home decor. Hand-designed wedding invitations, baby announcements, greeting cards. Currently, Canada's only Certified Instructor from The DECO Clay Craft Academy in Hawaii.