DaphneRosa in bloom…

2015 done… wow… where did it go! As I sit here with my restorative hot chocolate from last nights shenanigans it’s great to think about the year that has gone by.

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Thats not what this post is about though, because as lovely as it is to ponder all the good that has happened there is inevitably the bad too & 2015 for me wasn’t the year. We all know that on social media we only share the best, the prettiest & the most successful, I mean no-one wants to see the piles of washing I still need to do or the moments when I just have a cry for no reason. Don’t worry, there’s no dramatic story to tell but I am definitley ready to welcome the new year with open arms and excited about the possibilties that it may bring!

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Notebook: OhSquirrel

So onto the reason for posting in the first place… I am embarking on a year long project! Now 2015 was the year I found podcasts. I know, I know I sound like your grandma, so behind with technology but any hoo I found this world of information & inspiration & Elise Gets Crafty in particular (if you have a small business & haven’t checked it out you really should!). Totally inspired by all these fabulous creatives I decided that in 2016 I wanted to complete a project. I didn’t know what it was going to be but I just knew that I wanted to do something just for me, to develop my craft, to learn something new and to just enjoy the process of making.

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photo credit: Lola Hoad Design

So here it is… #daphnerosainbloom. I have set myself the challenge of making a different, seasonal flower each month using fabric or other materials depending on what works best. I hope to broaden my floral repertoire for bouquets and the like but also explore the language of flowers, their meanings & hopefully create my own versions in terms of colour & pattern. I plan to branch out of weddings a little this year, to create some products for those of you without a ring on your finger! So some of these new flowers may turn into new products but if they don’t I don’t mind, it’s all about the process & progress.

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Notecard: OhSquirrel

I’ll be documenting my progress on the blog & my Instagram & Facebook pages so do pop over if you fancy seeing what I’m up to!

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Pen & quote card: Kikki-k

The first flower of January will be out tomorrow so for now I’ll wish you all a Happy New Year full of love, happiness & new beginnings, & a few flowers thrown in for good measure!

 

 

 

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