Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

A beautiful keepsake

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Stunning everlasting silk peonies for your wedding day from Studio 100

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Flowers forever

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Marrying soon? How about a beautiful everlasting paper bouquet from Catalina?

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Silver and Silk

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Beautifully delicate, individually crafted flower jewellery made from sterling silver, glass enamel, silk cocoons and glass beads, from Silver and Silk.

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A keepsake wedding bouquet that lasts forever

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Garden-style white roses and hydrangea silk flower bouquet by Studio 100

Julie of Studio 100 in Auckland is a florist who is not afraid to fake it! Her wedding bouquets are handmade with love using seriously good silk flowers, wire, ribbon and floral tape. They will keep forever as a memento, and there’s no need to stress about the weather wilting your bouquet on the day.

Garden-style white roses and hydrangea silk flower bouquet by Studio 100


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A twist on the traditional

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Thistle flower crown by Blossom Road

We love this stunning alternative to the traditional flower crown by Auckland bridal designer Gemma of Blossom Road. Made from high quality faux thistles, the gorgeous blend of purple and green gives a soft, subtle touch of rustic elegance – a beautiful finishing touch!

Frocktober day 26: My Best Dress

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

This exquisite taffeta frock for a youngster from My Best Dress has a fitted bodice with comfortable straps and full, flowing skirt. It’s an ideal summer dress for a flower girl, bridesmaid or for any other special occasion. The organza overskirt is optional but we think it adds a really lovely touch.



We love the idea of pairing this frock with a floral garland, like the lovely ones from Miss Wild Flower. We also thought a fancy clutch purse would complete this beautifully – how about one of Amber and Wood‘s unique bijoux pieces?



We have frocks for everyone here on Felt this Frocktober, for everyday or for really special occasions. Have a look at the stunning range we’ve found over on our Pinterest board!

Frocktober day 4: The RubyLou Shop

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Frocks aren’t just for grown-ups, of course. Pretty pinafore dresses like this lovely one from The RubyLou Shop are sweet and practical for wee ones and, teamed up with various other clothes, will do all seasons. We love the matching button and pocket detailing on this flowery pinny and we’re sure your little one will too.


For a complete summer outfit for the wee girl who likes to be out and about, how about teaming it with a pair of these soft leather shoes from Starfish Baby and a beautiful apple fairies tote bag from Little Peanut?



We’ve got Frocktober treats for all ages lined up, so make sure you keep checking the blog for more!

First flowering

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The days are starting to lengthen and the first of the blossoms are making an appearance – almonds, magnolias, flowering cherries. Suddenly, despite the wild weathery mood swings, spring doesn’t seem that far away after all…






Our makers have found so many beautiful ways to celebrate the turn of the seasons and bring the blooms of spring inside. Take a look at their springtime creations!


Slip, a collaborative knit/crochet installation, Chch

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Do you knit in your sleep? Are you an incurable crocheter? Do you secretly foster a burning desire to cover Christchurch Square in crocheted flowers? This may interest you.

Imagine yourself crossing Cathedral Square in the depths of winter, when the urban landscape is at its bleakest. In the midst of the concrete, smog and skeletal trees, a small sign of life catches your eye. Just a couple of leaves – a small, innocuous vine clinging to the hard metallic surface of a lamppost.

The next day, as you pass by again, you notice the vine has grown and …is that a bud?

Over the next couple of days as you make your way to work, you see more vines have appeared, sprouting leaves and buds and covering harsh grey surfaces in soft, organic formations. And then, a flower. And then a few more. You think, in the middle of winter, how lovely to have a pretty flower to pin to your coat or decorate your scarf…

As part of the Winter Garden for the Christchurch Arts Festival, I’m co-ordinating a knit and crochet installation in the Square. My challenge is to get as many local knitters and crocheters working on the project as possible, whilst keeping a reasonably low profile to the general public, so that the installation retains an element of surprise.

In keeping with the theme of the Winter Garden, the intention is to create crocheted vines, which “produce” flowers. Over the period of a week, the vines will “grow” to gradually cover an area of the Square. The flowers will be attached to the vines using brooch pins, so they can be “picked” and pinned to a coat or scarf, to brighten up someone’s day.

To get involved in making this garden grow, visit the Crochet Christchurch website or email me, Lucy, at