Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Refresh, Renew, Rebrand, RELAUNCH

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 if you need a quotation or to book an appointment. Thank you for your continued support!

Until then, bloom where you are planted!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baby Scrapboxing

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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Prom Flowers - Corsages, Boutonnieres & Hair Flowers

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.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations Kate!

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 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!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Spring has Sprung! What a lovely weekend for Easter. We have seen so many bunnies frolicking through the backyard in the past few days. A lovely Easter/Birthday luncheon with family...lots of chocolate treats...a great time!

I put together this little clay flower collage of ranunculus, daffofils, daisies and hydrangeas to remind myself that the buds are about to bloom, spring IS coming and I hope you like this preview display.

Happy Spring - hope to see you at The Drake Hotel in Toronto next weekend for Indie Meets Couture!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Wedding Show at The Drake Hotel, Toronto

I am thrilled to be showing the latest clay flower designs for weddings at The Spring Wedding Show at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. The tagline is so tasteful - "Where Indie Meets Couture"...Love It!

I have been feverishly working away at my Spring/Summer Wedding Collection of clay flowers and bridal accessories! Wait til you see what I have come up with this year. There will be items for sale as well as the opportunity to chat about custom work - there is such a wealth of talent at this show and I was so happy to be asked back. Catherine and her Wedding Co. team are real professionals.

If you are in Toronto on April 30th, you MUST go The Drake. (The day after the Royal Wedding...we'll have so much to talk about) sure to stop by and see me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cake Topper

This simple white icing cake is cleverly dressed with a spray of clay flowers!

Hope you enjoy it...the cake, without the calories! Wedding, birthday, anniversary...a perfect occasion for flowers on your cake!

Simply place the flowers onto the cake (the stems are floral wire). When ready, remove the stems and simply wipe gently with a damp cloth. Pat dry with a paper towel and you will have your keepsake flowers forever!

A great way to enjoy peonies, ranunculus and hydrangea when the blossoms are 'out of season', or any time of year!

Celebrate with flowers on your cake!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Morning with Marilyn

Today was one of those fun, girlfriend days that I never seem to do very often. I had a date with my friend Tina and we ventured down to Toronto early this morning to attend the taping of The Marilyn Show! Fun, good giggles, great seats in the audience, tasty thai lunch and some retail therapy - what could be better?!

So good to see Marilyn Denis back where she belongs in a daytime TV timeslot (although we always enjoy her radio show too). The super-cool studio "loft" set for this new lifestyle show is fab - very urban and cool, except you still feel like you are sitting right across from Marilyn an hour with a longtime girlfriend! The ONLY thing missing are clay flower arrangements on an accent table between Marilyn and her guest! {wink!} Gotta keep working on that one... :)

Here is a quick photo from my cellphone (sorry for the blurry-ness). If you want tickets, go to for details on how to attend the live tapings of this show!

Welcome Back, Marilyn!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

North of the City Magazine

I am thrilled to share with you that I have a business spotlight article in the North of the City Magazine! I was approached in December to participate and was busily getting arrangements and bouquets ready for photography.

You can link to the article here.

I am so pleased with how the article was written and thankful for all of the feedback from family, friends and former well as the inquiries for new business.
Seems there are LOTS of people becoming interested in clay flowers! I have even had inquiries from brides who would like their treasured bouquet replicated in clay - well after the wedding! I have done this very successfully and with the photos supplied by the bride whereby I am able to re-create their goregous bouquets in clay to keep forever!

I am grateful for this media opportunity and welcome new business inquiries.

2011 - it is going to be a great year!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year's Wedding Flowers

I wanted to share some photos of the bridal flowers that I created for Katie and Bill. Katie came to me after being a bridesmaid of one of my previous clients. She loved the bouquet that she carried for that wedding and I was thrilled to work with her for her own wedding! With the very elegant and stylish palette of white, tiffany turquoise and accents of silver, this would be a New Year's wedding to be remembered by all!

The out of season blossoms that Katie selected were easily replicated in clay - open white peonies, bloomed and blossoms of white gardenias coupled with white hydrangeas and stephanotis. Accented with silver embellishments, tiffany turquoise organza ribboning and white fluffy feathers, the bridal bouquet turned out stylish and stunning. The other photo is the maid of honour's bouquet - mainly white gardenias, different silver embellishments and more of the turquoise ribboning.

I am very thankful that Katie and Bill were so impressed with their wedding flowers and wish them a lifetime of happiness!