If you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen that I've been using the time this new year to decorate my workshop/studio. My workshop is in the garden of my parent's house so I only loan it from them, meaning I've never been allowed to make any permanent changes to it. Well this Christmas they changed their minds and allowed me to paint the walls/ceiling white. Hurrah!
Although I was advised against painting in January I went full steam ahead, as it's the perfect time in a florist's year to get work like this done - when it's quiet on the wedding front. Its taken me a good two weeks to get done as I was painting around other jobs and trying to get it done in the daylight. But...it's finished now and here is how it looks now! It's so bright and clean now, and a lot less clutter because I got ruthless with things I didn't need and also moved stuff out to my storage shed.
There are still a couple of bits I need to do - I have some cushions that were on the sofa that I'm going to change the covers for and I haven't quite settled on an idea for the right side wall, although my silk wreath is looking pretty good there at the moment.
I have four consultations lined up for next week (after taking this weekend off as it's my birthday!) so I'm excited for people to see it!
So, as expected I failed miserably at blogging throughout December. The positive side of this is that I was so busy I couldn't find the time to blog, so that can't be a bad thing. New year now though so maybe I should make a resolution to blog more?!
This year I'd like to give you more of an insight into each wedding I do, including some of the behind the scenes stuff that I don't post on Facebook/Instagram. I've got quite a few weddings booked in already, with three consultations lined up for a couple of weeks when I'm "officially" back at work, so it's already lining up to be a busy year wedding wise! I'm so excited.
Anyway, looking back to December - it was an amazing season of wreaths, garlands, workshops and table decorations, with a large funeral order to finish off before I took some time off for Christmas, which was sad but always an honour to be asked to do someone's funeral flowers. I love the build up to Christmas so much that the day itself has almost started feeling less special, but I still had a lovely day with my family and my super duper organisational/prep skills meant my orders were all planned out with no last minute stressing, meaning I could start to relax a few days before the big day.
In other news....my workshop is currently undergoing a makeover (which is a lot more work than I anticipated it to be!) I fully intended to leave my flower wall intact, but as soon as I saw it next to the white paint I realised how dirty the paper had become and didn't think it would still look good. It has been up for a few years though so its done well! It may be a few weeks before the workshop is useable again, but now seemed like the perfect time to do it with no weddings going on in January. I do, however, have a photoshoot next week so I'm not sure where I'm going to work on that - it might be the kitchen table!!