Grow Your Roses!

Friday 22 August 2014

Just popping in on this super chilly August day to share some of my beautiful roses from this Summer. I've been working on these beauties for about three years! Wow, writing that sounds such an age.

It's been lots of pruning, feeding and good soil but I am sharing as it been worth it. I've been cutting beautiful roses since June, not only have I saved a fortune on cut flowers but they smell gorgeous and for me, they are worth it 100%.

If you are inspired to grow your own, start looking for rose bushes at the garden centre now or wait until the DIY centres get rose roots in store in the Spring. Make sure you feed and plant your plants so they can get enough feed from the ground. Check out this video to get blooms next Summer. Roses, if looked after well and cut correctly twice a year (Spring and Autumn) will get you the most wonderful flowers.

As you can see I've a mix of roses! I tend to plant similar bushes in rows such as Queen Elizabeth roses above in one bed to block colour. Then statement roses like this lovely one below in corners to add colour to what would be an empty corner of the garden.

 I could write and write about my roses, so if you have any questions drop me a comment below!

Bye for now,

Samantha x

Bunting Making for a Windmill Wedding

Thursday 7 August 2014
Happily Ever After! 

Last Saturday I hostessed a bunting making Crafternoon tea in a pretty village hall in Derbyshire. Each Crafternoon tea is always to a brief, it makes it bespoke, unique and personable.

The bunting we were making was for a windmill wedding in Norfolk in September. The colour palette was to reflect the sea and sunshine around the venue, so blues and yellows were chosen from the fabric swatches I had for the party planners.

I worked with the groom to get the colourway perfect for the big day...and the bride has no idea what her lovely groom was planning for the Crafternoon (exciting!). When she discovered what we were making in the big reveal and how much effort he had put in, she was delighted. This is what I love about my job making something unique for a special day!

Each Crafternooner cut out, stitched on our vintage Singer sewing machines and decorated the bunting flags whilst we served them a Derbyshire cream tea on vintage china.

Thank-you so much for a lovely day ladies and all the best for the big day!

Samantha x