Friday, September 14, 2012

I made a bag too!!!

Last month I went to a flower arranging workshop and had such fun making this
 This took me absolutely ages to make - about three hours, but it will be quicker next time now that I know how to do it.
 And you need to be so patient to tear and weave aspidistra leaves and pin them into the shape you want. You can use any leaves actually - I chose these hoping that it might be quicker, rather than using small individual leaves!
 I liked the dried poppy heads - if you use them remember to shake the seeds out first - or you'll get covered with them as I did!
 Foliage (with the exception of the aspidistra of course) from the garden, and the lavender too.
On the reverse of the bag I used eleagnus leaves - in reverse - they look like leather.  
The handles are plaited crocosmia leaves.
You'll need two block of floral foam either held together with kebab sticks or glued when dry with a hot gun.  Oh, and if you shape the block before covering you get a realistic shaped bag.
Once the flowers wilted after a couple of weeks, I put the bag out side under cover - and it's going lovely shades of brown as it's drying out


  1. what a lovely creation. If I had more time I would consider going to flower arranging

  2. Hi Lottie, I have put up the recipe for sesame seed bread on my blog, just in case you want to try it.


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