Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This is really happening!

Well, it's been quite some time since my last post. I've been busy with my little Frankie girl, she really is the best!

I've also been toiling away in the background on my business. Petal & Sprout is a go. Wedding flowers, mostly. Hard, hard work, but so worth it.

The P&S website is well under way. Head over to www.petalandsprout.com if you'd like to know more or get in touch!

I may not see you here again... xxx

Monday, October 24, 2011


They're back. Peonies are in the markets again for an all-too-brief time.

I love them so much it hurts.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some most excellent flowers

Ooooohmigosh. Can you believe these ridiculous flowers? They're from those creepy pitcher plants that eat flies and stuff.

They're extremely cool, and would be amazing at a crazy jungle-themed event or something, except they smell like stinky armpits. I guess that's what you get for eating bugs all day.

These roses from a friend's garden are also DELIGHTFUL. The colour is amazing. I had to desaturate this photo, if you can believe it, as I didn't want to burn anyone's eyeballs with their actual fluorescence.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I haven't been posting much lately - I've been distracted, and I'm blaming baby brain.

Please accept my apologies, and a tree peony.

Not into peonies? WIll some blossom do?

Alright, alright, you can have some glittery shoes, too.*

*These shoes are quite awesome, and they only set me back $15. Although when I wear them I invariably end up with a glitter-face to match. Meh, could be worse.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Little help

Do you know what this bush is called?

The flowers are like little fluffy clouds. It's blooming all over the place at the moment. It's purdy.

if you are in Sydney and at a loose end over the weekend, go to DJs in the city and check out the flower festival. It's freaking beautiful. Run don't walk, it finishes on Sunday.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Yeeheee, spring is here! There are some very very nice fleurs around at the mo, and it's just going to get better.

This is a welcome home posy I made for Chrissy's mum. Poor Babs came home today after 2 weeks in hospital recovering from a knee replacement operation. She's been such a battler and definitely deserved some flowers!

Gaaah, the colours. Springtastic, aren't they?

Friday, August 26, 2011


I arrived at the flower markets this morning feeling grouchy. The sheds smelt weird, I stepped in a puddle and my feet got wet, the iris were too small and the baby was apparently practising ultimate fighting manoeuvres in my belly, which was cool but distracting.

Then I spied this last teency bunch of grape hyacinth winking at me, and I snatched it up and it was mine and I was not grumpy anymore!

So I whipped around and did the buying for work in a flash, then picked up a few bunches of white ranunculus for the muscari to nestle in.

Ranunculus are the comfiest of the flowers, if you didn't know.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Purple flowers

Spring is definitely in the air, woohoo! A bunch of little purple flowers are popping up all over the garden to let us know. These violets smell SO GOOD I could walk around all day with a few stuffed up my nose.

Some Italian lavender, pretty and soft and also an olfactory treat.

And sweet peas, the seeds of which I planted on St Pat's day and have been hoping hoping hoping would bloom. They have, and they also smell amazing.

In other news, the bubba seems to be coming along nicely, and I am trying not to eat too many Doritos. God, they are so good.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Purchases, yipee!

Now that the morning sickness has passed, I actually feel like doing stuff again. Cooking, flower stuff, brushing my hair, that kind of thing. Also SEWING!

I ordered a bunch of Amy Butler fat quarters (that's what the size is called...weird) which arrived yesterday. OMIGOSH the colours are amazing.

I think I'll make a patchwork throw thing with them, but I'm procrastinating about starting as there's a good chance I will stuff it up. Must plan carefully, draw up a proper pattern etc. before I go cutting things up willy-nilly.

My other exciting online purchase was these Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings, which I discovered on Oh Joy! They are tiny fricking deer studs, a necessary acquisition in my books.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lockie hearts sweet peas

I busted Lockie admiring my sweet peas this morning, and so, being stuck at home waiting for The Telstra Man to come and fix all our internet woes, decided to make a little wreath for his head (Lockie, not The Telstra Man).

He really liked it. I was worried that wearing such an accessory might compromise the little guy's masculinity, but he doesn't even lift his leg to pee so I don't think it's a big deal.