Friday, 28 June 2013

jam jar lids for flowers

I have made these recently inspired by an Ikebana style of arranging, I have seen something similar on another site somewhere a few months back but can't remember where. They are made with crank clay, I rolled the clay out and then placed a piece of lace over the top and rolled that lightly to leave the impression behind. I then added some holes so flowers and foliage can be placed in. They have a lip underneath that means they won't fall off the jar and I've made them so they fit on to most any jar in the home really. These aren't fired so can't use them properly yet, I shall fire them and then away I go, with all sorts of minimal arrangements and what a perfect way to reuse jars.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

last day

the theme this week was 'last day' because it quite literally tied in with our final day on our floristry diploma, so together we made some little jam jar posy's that were given away to a few helpful people we have met along the way, the top posy was made by me, helen, and the bottom one made by Caroline. 

posy one contents:
Alchemilla mollis,

posy two contents:
Alchemilla mollis,

Monday, 24 June 2013

Choosing the right vessel

This post is dedicated to my love of collecting things to put flowers in. Whether its a new vase from a florist, high street shop or a charity shop find (my favourite) I love collecting and thanks to the fabulous Flower Recipe Book  I can justify my addiction.
The book has step by step guides to creating amazing arrangements and has sections on everything you need to get started including choosing the right vessel.  Below are a few photos of things I have acquired over the years and I am pleased to say that they are mentioned in the book.
I highly recommend purchasing this book and collecting beautiful things to put beautiful flowers in.
Happy collecting!

Friday, 21 June 2013

mini medicine bottle composition

mini vase composition using Veronica 'Anna', spray Dianthus and Eucalyptus 

I have always enjoyed having one flower standing alone in a vase, I remember when I was still in school, I must have been about 14 years old,  occasionally on my way home I would walk the longer way round in order to walk past a beautiful flower shop that I loved to go in. At the time I was working my Saturday job in the local bakery so had a bit of money to spend. To me then (and now) a single flower was awfully expensive but as a treat I would buy one, I would often choose the most unusual, one that I hadn't seen before and it would sit with pride of place in an awfully ugly blue recycled plastic vase I had bought myself, I loved that vase, it was hideous. 

Still now not much has changed, I prefer a single flower to stand alone in a simple arrangement and I still promote recycling and upcycling. At least I don't use the same ugly vase.....

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Helen : Vibernum opulus in the bedroom

Caroline: Leftovers from a busy day...a place to rest my eyes

Helen we are spending too much time together this is spooky!!!

A very little posy

I have had the luxury of a lazy afternoon (a very rare treat when you have a small child!) So in honour of our new blog title I decided to  scour the garden to create a little flower posy. There are times for showy bouquets and times for delicate posy's that celebrate what you have at your fingertips.
Here is my list of ingredients;

This is the finished article, I had to include my first homegrown Sweet Pea of the season as it is my very favourite little flower of all, whats yours?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Hi, welcome to the Little Flower Blog written by myself (Caroline) and Helen, this is the first post of our new blog which will be a portal for our rantings, photos and inspirational articles about all things floral.
So heres the plan...
Mondays..I will post (i apologise for the late post this week)
Wednesday... we will submit a joint post based on a theme
Fridays... Helen will be posting her words of wisdom

We hope you enjoy reading it.