Thursday, 26 August 2010

ideas aplenty!!


So, Ive been asked to decorate my favorite venue, Fruit in Humber Street next week for a special VIP night of a fabby play, As We Forgive Them.

So, my mind went into overdrive of how I could incorporate fruit and veg into floral designs and I made this today:

Flowers in a cabbage! Brilliant!!

What do you think?


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Bright wedding :)


So, Ive been working on a wedding this weekend for a client. The bride admitted she wasnt going down the traditional route and wanted a bright,tropical colour scheme to match her (fab) deep purple wedding dress.

She also wanted floral items for the client's little girl,the two mums and reception flowers at The Deep, the world's only Submarium (seriously, any out-of- town readers reading this need to vist this place as its just stunning), so I was only too happy to oblige. The client trusted me completely so only saw the design on the morning of the wedding,and she loved it. She even sent me a lovely text when I was very ill,saying not to bother with her flowers as my health was more important! Likewise, I sent her texts of ideas of illegal acts of what we could do to the dressmakers shop,who messed her around with her and her daughters' dresses.

Anyways, enough jabbering, heres some photos:

The hairpiece for the Client's daughter.

The wrist corsage for the Groom's mum.

A birds eye view of the bridal arrangement.

A close- up of the bridal arrangement.

The wrist corsage for the bride's mum.

The wand for the client's daughter.

Me and the bridal arrangement.

The venue with the bowls set up on the table.

The reception arrangements before they were lit and placed on the tables.

Lit. Just how pretty are these? The light reflecting onto the tablecloths looked like jellyfish.

Let me know what you think!!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

"We can live like Jack and Sally if we want..."


So, I've just done a very lovely Gothic bridal posy made out of Scabious and wired double-ended Fern. Very simple, but its really visually stunning and a block focal flower is a MAJOR wedding flower trend.

White skeleton leaves with the Fern collar would make it look ever cooler,and enhance the Gothic feel of the arrangement. I try to go to Whitby Goth Weekend at least once out of its twice-yearly show,and the intricate details within the Gothic world is amazing,such as the clothing, accessories and their lifestyles. Theres nothing better than having a drink in the Spa and people watch- its amazing who you meet.

Hell, even Im pale enough to pass as a part-time Goth!!!!

Monday, 16 August 2010

She's alive!!!!!

Hey all,

Just a quick post to say that Im alive and well after a short illness. We think it was food poisoning, as I didnt eat for three days and was throwing up at any hint of food nearby. I was sofa bound, totally weak and whiny. I was driving myself mad, let alone my family,so Im glad Im better.

What Ive learnt while I was ill was that This Morning is addictive, and you find yourself hanging on for the real life story "e.g my hair fell out but I fell in love with the wigmaker" featured on the show, you want to smack Noel Edmonds on Deal or No Deal but you fall asleep during the show and wake up when Hollyoaks is on. You can also live on Ribena, and salad cream never bodes well.Ever.

Now that Im back on track, Ive got a wedding this weekend,which is going to be fab and lovely. Ill post the pics of that up here when its done.

Hope everyone is well too!!


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tutti Fruity

Just want to update you all on how the weekend at Fruit went! Its taken a while as I had a massive slump on the Monday, and then problems uploading the photos were rectified by my friend Andy here we go!!!

There was lots of prep to do beforehand, but my use of to-do lists helped to complete a lot of the tasks. There was lots of 1am and 2am finishes, but it was worth it on the market days. The delivery of the flowers came on the Friday, which was the get-up -and- go thing I needed to tell me that the time to do this was here! I had done a dummy run the night before to see how I wanted the stall setting up, so I could be quick as possible- we only had two hours before the doors offically opened up for the public.

Setting up took longer than I thought it would do, but I got a prime spot near the door so I was the first person people saw when they walked in thru the door- I put the tree near there, so it caught people's attention (more on that later!!)

On the first night, I sold pretty much all of my Lavender Hearts which was amazing and such a buzz when they sold. My flower stock pretty much dwindled soon too, as people were buying bouqets and individual stems of flowers from me.

On the last day, my "scruffy bunches" were selling the most, they were cheap and cheerful but add up seven or so of those sold then it was a fair amount of money made!

Here are some photos:

My tree which I love, pink with glitter.....

what more could a girl want????

My stall!

A massive thankyou to:
Dave,Dean and Andrew @ Fruit,
My parents,
My sister,
My family who came to vist me,
Jake for keeping me sane on the Sunday
Andy for keeping my sane on the Friday
The other stallholders
GB Flowers
Jenny and Steve (you two know why!!)
Aunt B (you know why too!!)
Violette and Angel
Sam and Dean
and all of you who read this.
Mwah mwah.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

late nights, frights and body blights.....

Hey all,

just a quick post before I hit the hay for the night. As the previous post mentioned, Ive currently been working flat out for the new Fruit devlopment this weekend. Its got to the point when Im actually enjoying late night gambling shows on channel Five and there has only been two new posts on Facebook from people since I checked it last when I went to bed. My entire body hurts, Im pretty sure my face is scaring small children at this point and my hands are two bloody stumps.

I did have a small crisis of confidence the other day but my fab and georgeous mother helped me out and now Im keen as ever to make a success of this weekend. I am really looking forward to it and its another step into making me a successful florist. I have developed a firm contact with a florist wholesaler (who wouldnt even take my calls two years ago) created beautiful things to sell at the stall, had my own promotion production line going and networking with all the right people to make this a success.This is me. I want to make a living out of this.

If anyone reads this from Fruit before I have to chance to put a post up here telling you all about the weekend, thankyou for letting me have a space to show my creativity. Hope I havent got on your nerves too much.