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.