Towards the end of last year I created some beautiful paper flowers for Emma, a very thoughtful maid-of-honour who wanted to gift her friend a posy of special flowers for a first wedding anniversary present.
I was delighted to hear from Emma again recently – she was so happy that her first friend was “blown away” by her paper flowers that she decided to commission a similar posy for another friend’s first wedding anniversary present. Read more
Mandy from Dorset contacted me in early July with a request to make 20 single paper flowers from maps to be used as table decorations for her upcoming wedding – and liked them so much she came back to me to ask for 16 more!
She requested red, white and blue button centres – for some reason I didn’t get any red ones in any of my photos, but I promise they were there!), so there was clearly a bit of a patriotic theme going on – being based in Poole, perhaps ‘English seaside’? Read more
As well as being a creator of handmade paper flowers, I am also a science geek.
As a graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of Warwick, I am a science communicator by day, and a crafter by night. So imagine my joy when I read a news story combining both passions: science AND handmade paper flowers!
It all started with a tweet. Not just any tweet, but the very first tweet made by Elizabeth II, Queen of England as she attended the opening of a new ‘Information Age’ gallery at the Science Museum in London.
Yesterday, October 7th, was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday. It’s also, I discovered, Anna Politkovskaya memorial day.
Anna Politkovskaya was a Ukrainian-born Russian journalist and human rights activist. Between 1996 and 2002, she worked as a journalist for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, known for its hard-nosed, outspoken investigative journalism. She became particularly renowned for her commentary on the Chechen wars in which she often criticised the Russian government and military forces, accusing them of committing atrocious abuses of human rights against ethnic minority groups and refugees. Read more
I’m rather late to the party as people have been ‘instagramming’ for years. But, after setting up a Pinterest board for my handmade flowers, I’ve also decided to get on board with Instagram. The main reason is that I’ve finally got round to getting a new mobile phone with a decent camera and a data plan. I can now Instagram to my heart’s content! Read more
Do you use Pinterest? It’s a kind of social bookmarking website. You can create virtual pinboards, onto which you can ‘pin’ images, websites and movie clips of all the interesting things you find on the internet.
Like quite a few other ‘pinners’, I started using Pinterest when I first got engaged and created pinboards to collect images of wedding dresses, hairstyles, decorations and accessories. I also use it to pin recipes, knitting patterns, crochet stitches, crafts and fitness inspiration, but there are a thousand different uses!