Saturday 27 April 2013

Hot and Happy

I spent a wonderful couple of hours in a little village hall yesterday afternoon
(Click to enlarge photos)
 Enjoying one of my favourite pastimes

 Arranging flowers, sticks and foliage

 The challenge was to use a square container (mine was a plastic mushroom one)
And the design had to look good all the sides and the corners - not as easy as it sounds!
 It is meant to be displayed on a tall pedestal to get the full effect, but my bungalow is too tiny, so I put the container in a square Oasis dish.
It really brightens up the lounge and I am very happy with the finished design.
Hot colours  -  Happy Lady

And the cost?
£3 for the roses
£3 for the Gerbera - from a supermarket
£1.50 for the painted twigs (from the tutor)
60p for a block of Oasis
£5 towards the hire of the hall.

The arrangement is just under a metre talll
and today the roses are opened and are lovely big blooms

What a bargain!

I used to go each month, but haven't been able to go since Autumn last year and have really missed it.
So it was great to catch up with everyone's news, and enjoy such wonderful company