Bouquets

That pretty corsage arrived into the shop on Saturday, and we pounced on it with glee. It, or rather its constituent parts, comes in a neat little box, with several flowers of different shapes and all the notions you need to assemble it.

As it turned out, we were looking for a birthday present for a good friend, so we set to work with the kit. Twenty minutes later, if even that, we were proudly displaying our handiwork.

That’s the contents of the kit – so many flower shapes that your combination will be completely original, more toning buttons that you need, a brooch fixing and even a needle to go with the matching thread. So if you’re looking for a smart and pretty accessory, or for a crafty gift, what better than one of these? They come in a variety of muted colours, perfect for this season’s soft palette.

We’ve been thinking of bouquets for other reasons too.

blog awards ireland

On Friday, the shortlist for the Grafton Media Blog Awards was published. We’re shortlisted twice: for the Best Blog of An SME, sponsored by Sage and on the Best Craft Blog list! We’re over the moon about this – it’s such a compliment to us from you, our readers, and we’re very grateful for your nominations.

We have lovely laurels, but we have no time to rest on them. With the Yarn Tasting on Friday and Ysolda Teague’s workshop on Saturday, we’re a bit busy getting ready. We can’t wait!