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Wednesday, September 17

OOOO My Gourd! It's a ghost!!

I know I'm a party pooper, but I just don't like Halloween. 
Horrible gruesome images, blood splattered everything - I think there's enough of that in the world already without dedicating a whole day to celebrate it. 
So when a friend of mine asked me to help with some halloween decorations, I was all set to refuse. 
But then she said "Kooky, crafty, decorations - nothing gruesome"... That was it, she had drawn me in. 
Here's a couple of ideas that I've made using gourds, one is spray painted and sharpie penned the other is a footless tight pulled over the gourd and decorated with ribbons! 


Saturday, September 13

Nicely formed

Wedding bouquets have never been so exciting! 
Different shapes, sizes and materials.
Real and artificial flowers, Jewellry, feathers, paper and buttons all now play a part in dressing wedding bouquets. 

Here's some unique flowers that I have made for brides...

 Pretty Pastel posy made from paper and buttons for a bride with hay fever

 Heart shaped bouquet using buttons and brooches 
from the Victorian era to modern day jewels! 

Simple, real daffodils, poshed up with some pretty vintage lace and button

Purple feathers, jewellery and buttons 

Silk flowers with diamante spray and vintage brooches

Foam roses and spotty organza

Made from the pages of Romeo & Juliet - 
origami flowers and leather button centres

Whatever you are having your bouquet made from, you will probably be using one of the traditional florists forms. 
Which shape will you choose? 

We are always happy to take on commissions for bouquets, 
please just contact us for a quote at:

Friday, September 12

Photocall at The Manor House, Woodhall Spa

How exciting! 
We've been asked if we would style a wedding photo shoot 
for the newly refurbished Manor House in Woodhall Spa.

The remit is a rustic country theme, using lots of lace and hessian (burlap), wooden crates etc. 
Such a beautiful setting to be dressing... 
We can't wait... 
Autumn will be in full swing when we do the shoot, so all of the beautiful coloured trees are going to make the grounds look outstanding!
I'm borrowing bails of hay and bringing carved/inked pumpkins too, 
weather permitting we shall be decorating inside and out! 
Pop back at the end of October to see the photo's...

Thursday, September 11

I get sooooooooooo mad

I get sooooooooooo mad when brides come to me and say 
"I really wanted this, but the person I saw said it wasn't possible"
 If you're not lazy and love your clients... ANYTHING is possible. 
Live your dream and have YOUR wedding!! 
Don't be swayed by packages and bargain deals!!! 

Follow us on Pinterest...

Thank you Sarah Riley for the beautiful photography on this shoot <3 div="" nbsp="">

Pinterest - Bride's best friend

I love Pinterest - so many wonderful ideas to adapt on there and 
so very useful for the bride to be. 

Plus, the great thing is, if I'm helping to style someones wedding, they can let me have access to their secret pinterest wedding page and I can then get a feel for exactly what they love by what they pin! 
I can also send pictures that I think they might be interested in so if you're stuck for inspiration then come follow us on pinterest 
and set up your own secret wedding page. 
 You can also visit out Facebook page at

Look forward to seeing you there! 

Tuesday, September 2

Vintage china table plan

The remit was for "an Autumnal table plan, that is a bit rustic and a bit vintage- using orange as a main colour"...

I used an upturned vintage apple crate and hung some pretty vintage plates that I had, on to it with "Mr & Mrs" ribbon... 

I'm really pleased with the result - what do you think?

Friday, August 29

From small acorns...

My favourite season. Autumn. 
There's so much to love about this time of the year, the colours, the smells, the sights. Like a putting to bed of the world, tucking it in nice and snug for the cold winter months ahead. 

I've always been a fan or oranges, golds and velvety reds so perhaps that's why I am happiest at this time of year. I love to style Autumnal scenes and am looking forward to doing another photo shoot this autumn with Sarah Riley, Shirley Dee and all. 

I bought some lovely wooden and gold acorns today and decided to do a couple of " mock up wedding sets" around an autumnal, woodland scene... Hope you like the pics and props I used...

Inspiration: Pinterest!, Acorns, gourds, orange satin, red berries, poppies, country checks and tweeds, trees, leaves, bark texture, toffee apples, carnival glass, leather, wooden crates, burlap...

Love these place name ideas for autumnal weddings...

Also going to get some fabric leaves that people can 
"leaf" a message on in a gold pen :-) 
and create some sort of guest book idea from them.

...and while we're on the subject of leaves just look at this lovely, simple but so effective centrepiece...
That would look fab with a light underneath it.

Also, going to attempt to make these amazing roses from leaves...

But for now, here is my take on a vintage autumnal wedding...

On the look out now for country tweeds, pictures of stags heads and other country bits n bobs to add. I've also made a buttonhole from an used bullet cartridge from clay pigeon shooting!

Sunday, July 27

Reels and reels of ribbons!

I've recently got quite into "all things ribbony"! 

I have a huge box full of different colours shapes and sizes that I really must use up and so have been looking at different wedding ideas with ribbons. 

I've recently made a ribbon wall and ribbon bouquet with streamers. 
I've used scraps of ribbons to recycle glass jars into vases and lanterns - an easy project which has an amazing impact when lots of them are used together.
Here's some pic's of ways I've used ribbons at weddings...
and also some pics that I've pinched from Pinterest on projects to do...

Decorate glass jars with remnants of lace and ribbon for 
a pretty vintage effect

Ribbon walls are becoming more and more popular in the UK -
excellent for outside or festival themed weddings as well as a good cover up for
unsightly wallpaper etc. or just to add a fun backdrop to a photo wall! 
Be warned though - to make a successful one you will need about 200 meters of ribbon!!

Just a simple contrasting ribbon on a satin chair sash makes a 
clean and simple statement

Thread a garland with ribbon or lace as an alternative to string or cord. 

I love this use of ribbons, to add accent colour to a satin table runner.

Ribbon posy with streamers in "Festival Brights"

... and thanks to Pinterest... 
I now have 101 ideas to try in the future, including ...

Ribbon balloons

Ribbon Ceiling

ribbon ombre chair decs

ribbon chandeliers

ribbon cones

ribbon wands

For more ribbon ideas - take a look at our facebook page