Monday, 16 September 2013

Summer Cards

I've been card making! I've been making cards for as long as I can remember and It's a hobby i've always enjoyed. Friends and family have been subject to receiving my little creations for years and I rarely buy a card. But in the past few years I've been fortunate enough to have a selection on sale in the florist I've been working at, The Butterfly Tree. I always include a textiles element and every one is slightly different due to being individually hand crafted. This collection feature a wreath detail and 3D fabric and crocheted motifs.

I'm always collecting bits and pieces from vintage buttons and interesting beads.

Remember those crocheted flowers from an older post? I've used them here too!

I'm also forever looking and collecting lovely papers. From special gift wrap rescued from gifts given to me and wallpaper cuttings.

These are examples of the birthday selection but these cards come with many messages and some are plain so you can add your own message in the centre.

Here are some of my cards displayed in the shop. If you're interested in any, feel free to pop over to The Butterfly Tree Florist or contact me!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Blossom Pushpins

It's nice to be able to have one last chance to do my own crafty bits and pieces before uni starts and I have to put my mind to design in a different way. You may recognise the crocheted flowers I featured in a previous post, and here they've become little push pins with glass bead centres. 

Displayed in a little presentation box, pretty enough as a piece of art on a shelf.

What do you think? If you're interested, contact me! 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Butterflies and Lavender

The days are beginning to get chilly and I've got to face going back to uni and the autumn term. So I thought it would be nice to remember what a packed summer it's been and that it is indeed still summer ( just about! )
I've recently spent a few days in Bournemouth, my last break away before getting back into some kind of routine — okay, that's not quite started yet but the intention is there! The late summer has brought the beautiful combination of butterflies and lavender, and warm afternoon sun. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Lara and Dan's Wedding- The reception

Finally, we have the last in the Lara and Dan Wedding instalments. The vows have been made, The guests have been refreshed with tea and cake, now everyone can relax and enjoy the party- apart from the men doing speeches... For me at least I was able to enjoy the day and admire all the flower arranging, napkin folding and hard work that my summer has been dominated by. I've never learnt how todo photography but it was a lot of fun attempting to capture moments and expressions, details and memories. Weddings are fantastic for bringing together lots of people having a great time as well as pretty sights and decorations- my favourite things!

We love because he first loved us

Pimms on arrival to the venue.

Fairy lights, lanterns and bunting

Lovely personalised favours for all the guests made by Lara

Mum and Dad

Love is patient, love is kind

Mr and Mrs Clarke arrive!

Paper flowers made from music sheets


My grandmas admiring the canvas Lara made of wedding photos including some of theirs!

Capturing beautiful moments, Eloise and Lara. 

A threefold cord is not easily broken