Tinkering with a new headband style this weekend, composed of a pink velvet flower I made, a beautiful white silk Camellia flower and bud (with silk leaves), dried natural yellow Craspedia, natural dried lavender Limonium (statice) and a little natural dried Gomphrena from Mom’s garden. Once I finish the backing, I think I will list it in my Etsy shop


A childhood friend agreed to be my guinea pig and commissioned a holiday fascinator, my first ever!  Janet gave me complete freedom in the colours, design, etc so I chose to use rich warm colours and textures that hopefully say Holiday without being too literal!

I used lavender and heather dried from my mom’s garden, dried red mini roses I snipped from my apartment rose, and dried white and pink dried roses from my mom’s garden in Robert’s Creek.  I accented with a bit of navy veiling and gold and mossy green velvet millinery leaves, all attached to a navy sinamay base!  It’s nearly complete and I think it turned out pretty well for my first try!

Later in September, Tracy visited Vancouver for a family trip so we met up at our favourite place, Thierry’s, for some macarons and port.  My parents visited and we went to the Museum of Vancouver for the Art Deco Chic and Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver exhibits.  We celebrated my father-in-law Rob’s 60th birthday with a surprise party and I toured one of the brand new buildings the company I work for has just finished building.  Myra Callan (of Twigs & Honeygorgeous book I preordered,”Adornments”, arrived in the mail and Rohe demolished his cat scratcher… and that was September for me!

I haven’t posted my iPhone photos in a while, September was busy but quiet, as Ryan left for school the first week of the month.  Rohebo is keeping me company!  I experimented with drying pink roses and craspedia (billy balls) and made a pretty new style of boutonniere with dried lavender my mom dried for me from her garden.  I made my first movie with clips I shot at Lost Lagoon at night!

While grocery shopping a few weeks ago, I spotted a few bunches of these gorgeously fun billy balls (Genus Craspedia) and I snatched them up!  I thought pairing them with these adorable baby pink roses and a few sprigs of lavender my mom grew and dried might be a sweet combination!  Our living room is a dried flower factory right now with rows and rows of dried baby roses, billy balls and a few other testers I’m trying out!  Check out the new design listed now in my Etsy shop!

I’ve been so lucky recently to have worked with some great clients on some neat custom etsy projects!  A fun, whimsical natural dried rose crown (with roses my mom dried for me from her own garden) and a gorgeous set of deep purple and cream boutonnieres and corsages for a bridal party! I can’t wait to see the wedding photos of these lovely brides!  Thanks so much for working with me ladies! xoxo

Work has been so busy lately, I’m so far behind on posting!  A few weekends ago, Ryan, Rohe and I went up to Roberts Creek to visit with Ian brother who flew in from Edmonton!  We visited with Grandad (his giggles are still so infectious after almost 95 years), frolicked in Mom and Dad’s beautiful garden (and picked some flowers to dry for my Etsy projects), drank Townsite beer and ate steak by the water and relaxed!  My favourite place in the world!  Photos 10-14 by Ryan.  xoxo