Something different to share with you today as a change from our staycation travels, though I'm glad you've been enjoying our adventures so much :)
It was Mum's birthday on Tuesday and I decided to make her present myself this year. I'd seen some tea cup posies on our travels a while back and have been gathering together bits and pieces to use. The cups came from second hand stalls on the market and cost about £1 each. The one on the right was originally destined to be a tea cup candle and still might, but I decided to make two posies and see which turned out the best.
First the oasis. A necessary evil but I hate touching this stuff. It feels so horrible, crumbles all over the place and sticks to your hands and everything else! Clearly I'm never going to be a florist.
Anyway, that part over with, the fun part can begin of
Posy number 1. I liked the combination of colours and flowers but wasn't sure about the height of the design.
Posy number 2: I tried to keep this one much more compact and thought the size and shape worked better. So much so that I decided to scrap Posy 1 and start again.
Posy number 3: Much better. Same flowers but a more compact design.
Seeing them both together, I think Posy 2 needs filling out with more foliage/flowers now.
So, Mum received the posy on the left for her birthday and seemed thrilled with it. She apparently took it to the next door neighbour to show it off which is always a good sign!
Next time, some real flowers and some vegetables too in an update on our garden. Hope you have plans for a lovely weekend. We're going on a haunted underworld tour of Manchester tomorrow - wish us luck! x