Friday, 26 September 2008

Hearts and Flowers

When I was a part time primary school teacher doing 3 days a week in the local village school I had responsibility for Art, Science, and, as it was called then, CDT. We had a staff of three point six including the head, and I was the point six.
I went to Manchester University one day for a CDT course.
The lecturer was very inspiring but I can only remember his first name-Cyril.
He had two acronyms for us to remember...Mams and Dads. Make and Modify and Design and Develop.
So I've remembered them...
I Designed and developed the tag....and now I've made and modified them.
Have I overdone it?
Red hearts with gold elastic....

pink spirally things with black eyelet and silver elastic.

And the back.

Do you think people will pay money for them?
If you feel you might do, look at Folksy.

In the church which is above the aforementioned school , there is to be a wedding.
The bridesmaids will wear chocolate brown dresses with cream sashes.
Today I took the green knobs which had become white knobs and even one or two actual lillies, and added them to other flowers to decorate the church.

Here's a little arrangement which will go on the table where the register will be signed, which the groom will then put on his late father's grave.

I thoroughly enjoyed the task but it took me 6 hours.

I am not a professional Flower arranger and I dare say there are a lot of 'mistakes' here, but I was aiming for the style of flowers you would expect in a country village church.

Its a small Victorian Building of no great architectural merit, and was re-ordered about 15 years ago, but it has a lovely feel to it.(If you look very closely you can see the other things I did to decorate the church many years ago...the lectern fall and the banner)
It stands on a hill overlooking the village and the moors opposite.
At 800 feet above sea level we are the closest parishioners to heaven in the whole of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.


Gina said...

I like the heart design best and yes I'd pay money for them! The flowers are beautiful.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

I think your tags are lovely.
You could even use string and they still would look great,a rustic look.
Beautiful floral display.x

Chris Daly said...

Love, love, love your tags! Is there anything you can't do?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like the tags AND the flower arrangements. It's such a beautiful church and I think the flowers are perfect for it.

ArtPropelled said...

Love the heart tags!

gunnelsvensson said...

beautiful heart tags !

Jude said...

Beautiful, flowers are just right and the tags are wonderful. You're sooo clever!

Wabbit said...

Jackie, I love the tags and yes, I'd pay money for them. I like the hearts best too. Had you thought of stars? They aren't much more complicated than hearts or spirals and less so than Christmas Trees. I wish I could arrange flowers as you do. No matter how much trouble I take, they always look jammed into a jar!

Victoria said...

The tags are very lovely Jackie!
So is the church, and the flowers. It sounds like a lovely location for a wedding!

jennyflowerblue said...

Those tags are looking really good! I can't believe how much difference the modifications have made; I thought I liked them before, now I lurve them! The flowers look gorgeous and I think the idea of one of them going on to a grave is so touching, I've never heard of that beng done before.

Angela said...

Your tags are great and those flower arrangements are just beautiful!

hens teeth said...

I would be thrilled to bits to receive a gift with one of those tags....I would keep it always.

I knew the flowers would be stunning and I was'nt disappointed. They are a perfect highlight to the church and it's atmosphere.

Kitty said...

Your tags are wonderful! I'm sure you'll sell them very easily.

The flowers are gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

The tags are very sweet!
You are well prepared for Christmas.
Lovely flowers too, I used to help my mum with the flowers for weddings at our local church. Seeing the pictures, I can just smell the mixture of dusty wooden pews and greenery, Lovely!

Jane said...

Hi, I really like these tages and I think you have priced them just right. I hadn't heard of Folksy before, so thanks for the link.

julie king said...

i think your little tags are just delightful and i would expect them to sell very nicely! you may not be a professional flower arranger but your piece is just lovely!

Maggie R said...

Hi Jackie..
AHA!! So this is where you really are....VBG
Love those tags..... would buy them for sure, they are lovely.. and the flowers are gorgeous.....
Nice work sunshine!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, the tags are wonderful and the flowers are just so lovely. Chocolate Brown dresses with Cream Sashes!! I can just see it! I know they were thrilled with the flowers!

maggik1 said...

Oh, you've done it again! Your tags are just perfect. You're so clever! Goodness me, your flowers are wonderful - where did you learn to do that? Please tell us that there is something you can't do?

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Tags: Great!

Flowers: Beautiful!

Good job girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

first - I love the tags - very lovely indeed! but then - whats this Folksy place and how come I've never heard of it - I think I must walk about with a paper sack on my head - - anyway - it looks really interesting - and not listed in dollars (which is my problem with Etsy) so - tell me how you find it!!!

'fancypicnic' said...

I LOVE THOSE TAGS!! Oh, Jackie - they're gorgeous! xx C

Dot said...

You are multi talented Jacky! Love these tags (especially the ones with the spiral). And your flower arrangement is beautiful.

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