I’m still here!
I’m just popping in to share about a lovely fresh flower crown workshop that my twin daughters and I did a few week-ends ago in Milan.
The workshop’s venue was the most charming little café that doubles as a cultural centre called Spazio Culturale My G where they offer all sorts of creative courses for kids and adults. It’s a bright and colourful space filled with charming old couches, mismatched wooden chairs and an amazing book corner (where they even sell my favourite FLOW magazine!).
The flowers that we worked with were Ranunculus, Anemone and Chrysanthemum. There were also branches of a special type of Mimosa that I had never seen before, Eucalyptus branches and some berry branches as well. A beautiful mix of colours and textures. About 15 of us worked around a big wooden table covered in buckets of flowers, berries, special florist tapes and tools and different coloured ribbons. Jessica explained everything perfectly and we dove in and started creating our crowns.
I was amazed at how quickly the girls caught on and unlike me didn’t have to think and re-think about how to put it all together. I had a serious creative block for the first half hour while my daughter Chloe worked like a busy bee non-stop and without any doubt or indecisiveness.
All the ladies in the workshop made beautifully dainty feminine crowns. It was a beautiful sight to see everyone at the end proudly walking around wearing them. As you can see from the two photos above, my daughters’ crowns ended up being completely different. Their unique personalities really showed through in the finished product.
Since the workshop we’ve already had one big flower crown making session. We tried out different blooms and branches that we bought and collected from our garden. They came out beautifully and we can’t wait to make some more. Many thanks to Jessica for such a lovely Sunday morning. And thanks to Yael from Spazio Cultural My G for organising such fun workshops. We can’t wait to come back.