Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February 2014 Hearts flowers and awards

Well.. January was a  busy month after all with workshops in Manchester at the UK school of Floristry which was  so much fun  and a visit to  Henley for a lovely group of floral designers  and freelance work  in a very  lovely shop here in Kent .
It was also  fantastic to receive news that three designs I entered into the Fusion Flower competition all won Bronze awards which I am delighted  about.

 free choice

 February arrived so fast that I have hardly  had time to catch my breath before the onslaught of Valentines day  and having survived  the busy shop for 3 days  I am now  all set to take my first flight this year up  to Scotland  to teach  floral jewellery  to florists  near Edinburgh over the weekend. Looking forward to the rest of the month.. Bring it on !!!!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Wearable Art Workshop -UK School of Floristry

 I am really excited  that 2014  kicks off with my first trip ever up to Manchester on the  19th January where I will be teaching for the first time  at the  UK school of floristry in Wilmslow and spending the day with the very charismatic Ian Lloyd and the  talented fellow designers who are joining us.
 This full day workshop will cover techniques from my newly released book Fresh Floral Jewelry- Creating Wearable Art and when you attend one of my classes, you will soon discover it’s not just about creating jewellery from the techniques shown.

I will be showing many different ways to adapt the techniques into floral designs covering weddings, events, contracts, competitions and  showing  you how you can ‘WOW’ your customers on Valentine’s Day too.

We all want to offer something different so we stand out so let’s start by learning different techniques that set us all apart.

Come and join us at The UK School of Floristry on Sunday 19th January for a fun all day workshop that will motivate and inspire you to create your own wearable art and so much more .

 Places are filling fast-To reserve a place at this fun work shop please contact - Ian Lloyd on 01625549549

Monday, 23 December 2013

For the love of flowers!!

So,  being a floral designer during December has been  a lot of fun with the presentations at South East Flowers and Capel Manor College in North  London, along with Christmas work shops with Heidi Lawley  and  being part of the National  poinsettia day in  the west end at the fabulous Neill Strain  store. The poinsettia star  that graced the outside of the flower lounge was  brilliant  and the press  did a fabulous  job promoting it. I also got to work   on a  truly lovely wedding at the Ritz hotel and the bride carried the prettiest bouquet of lily of the valley  to compliment her amazing  dress .
 Our house is now decorated and we are ready for Christmas and I  am  looking forward to working with  more talented and  fabulous people in 2014 and  to kick start the year, I will be travelling up to Manchester to teach at The UK school of floristry on January 19th . Tickets are still available if you are looking for a last minute gift. Hope to see you there  and  Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Next demonstration .Tickets now on sale from Capel Manor College

Southeast Flowers

I don't know if you agree but don't you think the Christmas adverts come on TV  really early with  most of us not  feeling Christmassy in November. Well, I have a cure for this.. You need to go to a Christmas flower demonstration and come away so inspired  you want to drag your  tree out of the loft, deck the halls and cover the  floor in glitter for the next 7 weeks. That's the feed back I had on Wednesday night after my Christmas demo at Southeast Flowers. Over 60 enthusiastic flower lovers joined us in Ashford and it was a brilliant evening with 12 raffle prizes all up for grabs. I have a day at home today on paper work but the temptation to decorate the house with Christmas sparkle  is far more appealing and I'm raring to go. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Watch this space for forthcoming workshops and demonstrations.

Wednesday 13th November  at SOUTHEAST FLOWERS - ASHFORD-   KENT.
 I am delighted to have been asked to present a Christmas demonstration for  my fabulous  wholesalers in Ashford and we  hope to see you there.
 It will be a great evening with lots of  ideas for Christmas and great products. Chris, Nick and the  team at Southeast are fabulous hosts and are holding  several demonstration's  to inspire you  this Christmas season. Give them a call to find out  who is demonstrating and be sure to come and say hello to me on the 13th .Contact Southeast Flowers on 01233625678 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

On October the 16th I headed to amazing Thailand to demonstrate for the university of Thailand. I was invited to launch a new variety of flower and the show was attended by 150 floral industry representatives and hotelier's. It was the first time I have ever had an interpreter and it was very amusing at times as some words didn't translate too well and caused a lot of laughs from the audience.
Seeing all the orchids was truly amazing and we visited  the depot to see how the orchids are processed before shipping all over the world. We then went out to the farms to see how they grow and met some of the  fantastic workers.    
Amy from Amy's orchid's who  grows and export  the most AMAZING flowers ever !!! www.amysorchids.com direct from Thailand.

Ready to be inspected and packed

 Packed and ready for shipping

Orchid farm . Flower heaven !!