So whilst I was away on my retreat at Riverside Lifestyle, I got to do one of my very favourite things – play about with flowers. This time it was different though – the very lovely and super-sociable Judith Searles Flowers came to the Riverside Yurt to teach us how to create a wreath [and we all know how much I LOVE wreaths] different to any of the others I’ve ever made. This time it was with oasis, that spongy flower holding stuff that my boys pick at whenever I have one in the house. I had no idea what I was doing but Judith made it so simple – and within 45 minutes we all had a beautiful floral decoration to take home.
My happiness over the workshop didn’t end there though – I was able to create some amazingly fun cake pop stands for the boys recent Moana party after being inspired by Judith’s work. I learned a skill that I’ll use over and over again.
Here are a few photos of what we got up to and how my creation came together. I always smile when I’m playing with flowers because I think as with anything craft or art based, you can always see a little bit of yourself in the finished article. I loved my wreath and although they aren’t colours that I would go for, the wreath graced our Sunday dinner table after being preserved according to Judith’s instructions of melting ice cubes on the oasis to water the blooms!