I attended the first of five floristry classes at Pearsons School of Floristry this morning. As a result of my non-stop gushing over flowers and day dreams about being a florist, D decided that this course would be the perfect birthday present for me - which it is! However, it has been such a challenge to find five free Saturdays in a row, due to all the weddings that have been happening. But as winter approached, my Saturdays were gradually freed up. 

Eucalyptus gum nuts & Eucalyptus dollar gum

Tools of the trade. 
I'm excited about receiving my very own pair of florist scissors next week!

Brigitte, my teacher, and fellow florist-wannabes.

Brigitte's table

How to construct a flat back hand-tied bouquet.

A tussie-mussie. Also known as a nosegay or posy. 
To be placed on the dinner plate & is also a gift for your guest.

My Sing-stralian bouquet. 
It has Dendrobrium Orchids, Eucalyptus gum nuts and Eucalyptus dollar gum. 
The Orchid is Singapore's national flower, and the Eucalyptus is a native Australian plant.

This bouquet has Chrysanthemums, Lilium Asiatic (Lilies), Roses, Biburnum, Corclyline and Monsterea.
Assembling this hand-tied bouquet was quite challenging. I'm pretty sure my arm is going to be very sore tomorrow! 

The class was so inspiring and I loved every minute of it! I am usually a highly competitive person, constantly checking out what the next person is doing and trying to beat them at it. Or I try to be the first to finish the task at hand. However during this class I found myself completely submerged in my own work, taking my time so that each stem was perfectly placed. I was completely in awe of how swiftly Brigitte selected and trimmed each stem, then placed it in the most complimentary way. I cannot wait for next Saturday morning!



I ended up going with option 1, because when I went back to Morris & Sons I realised the colours in the photo I posted came out more saturated. So I spent another few hours in the shop mulling over which combination I would go with, and decided on number 1. (I apologise if I have upset anyone with my decision!) I've posted a photo of the first 3 triangles I've made for this new throw, and guess what - the colours didn't turn out again! Here it looks like mustard, navy and red when in true fact it's more of a lime green, a purpley-blue and magenta. The names of the yarn are Limelight, Storm and Petunia. I wonder who gets the wonderful job of naming yarns... I wouldn't mind that job one bit! 

On Saturday, D and I went for brunch at The Commons. Going for brunch happens once in a blue moon, because he doesn't particularly like breakfast foods, or drinking coffee out of home (what!?). I on the other hand, love breakfast foods and coffee (especially at cafés), so this was a nice little treat for me! The Commons is such a pretty place, which is a café during the day and turns into a restaurant/bar at night. It's full of plants, wooden tables and chairs, filtered sunlight and even has a fireplace. So very dreamy.