Where I live is often referred to as “Sunny Sussex”, but not this month. It has been wet and dreary right up until today – finally this morning there is brilliant sunlight and the temperature has plummeted. In my book, cold and sunny beats warm and rainy anytime!
I have been dusting off my winter and Christmas craft ideas and have already published two such posts: Winter rose potpourri recipe and Cinnamon fragranced bundle following an autumnal post a little while ago about traditional harvest-time corn dollies. The gentleman that makes the corn dollies seems to be endlessly productive – he recently sent me images of a corn horseshoe, and some decorated hollowed out eggshells, each containing a tiny dried flowers display. Up and coming dried flower crafts for winter will hopefully be – making cinnamon fragranced pine cones; making Christmas potpourri from cinnamon sticks, orange slices and other Christmas spices; wreaths, garlands, decorations and whatever I can fit into the time available!
This week I brought in all my tender plants from the garden, even though no-one has told my summer bedding that autumn is here – my cosmos and fuchsias are still flowering merrily away! I recently wrote a post about drying cosmos flowers.
I recently had another bride asking me to design her wedding bouquet for a February wedding. At the same time I was lucky enough to have Sonia at WantThatWedding.co.uk publish an article on our natural wedding confetti made from flower petals. So who says wedding season is just April to June!
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