Fresh Flowers and Holiday Fairs

Oh, what a week! I came out of retirement to do fresh flowers for an event this week. It's been awhile since I've done any (fresh) floral arranging at all and I had forgotten how exhausting that work can be.  

The party was huge, and the flowers were plentiful, but I have to say, it went pretty smoothly.  No glitches at all, in fact.  Just some achey bones today.  

Here's a glimpse at the flower arrangements and my studio assistant, Charlene Butterbean. If you care to see more pictures of the event, you can visit here.
After a smooth event, it's tempting to step back into the business.   But my heart is in the craft world, and I need to keep pushing that business ahead.     

So, this week I purged the last of my remaining floral supplies.  I took 3 carloads of props, vases, and assorted supplies to Goodwill.  I kept the basics - rolls of tape, my knives and clippers - but the rest went away.   

Soon, we'll begin renovating my former flower space into a sparkling new craft studio.    I can hardly wait.   Once the room is complete, it will be so much easier to work.   My current space is packed full of supplies and inventory - leaving too little space for making.   I look forward to being able to sprawl out with all my projects and still have room to photograph, pack, and store my work.   

FIRST, I have to get through the holiday season.

Here's where you can find me over the next few weeks: 

November 19th and 20th I'll be at the Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair at Kings Books.

Nov 25th please join me at  Glitter Haus - THE holiday craft event of the season! 

Dec 10th I'll be at the 2nd Saturdayz Market in Seattle. 

1 comment:

Lynda said...

Wowie zowie, that's what I call a commitment!! Good for you, Laurie, and I'm sending you all sorts of good renovation mojo. Yay!!