Monday, 11 February 2013

Mother's Day Workshops

In between weddings, creating the cutting garden and family life(!) Laura of Love Little Cakes and I are planning our Mother's Day workshops. We're hoping you agree that it would make a lovely and unique way to treat your Mum or alternatively come along for a fun day with friends. It's up to you however if you want to give away your creations at the end!!
You can come along to the barn on Saturday 9th March for a day of creativity. In the morning Laura will teach you how to professionally stack a multi layered cake and then ice it beautifully with ruffle icing and some vintage inspired sugar flowers. We will then break for a lovely cream tea. After lunch I'll show you how to create your very own hand tied along with some quirky ways to present your gift bouquet.
We then send you on your way with your goodies.
The one day workshop includes all materials and a scumptious Love Little Cakes cream tea and is priced at £85.
Contact Sam or Laura for more details.

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Violets and Velvet Cutting Garden

I'm so excited about this new venture, it's going to be great! Our very own cutting garden!!
Hammer Hill Farm has been Violets and Velvet's address for the past year, and soon to be a stunning new wedding venue for marquee, tipi and yurt weddings. The farm has some really stunning views over the Essex countryside and is the new home also to The Violets and Velvet Cutting Garden
My plans at the moment basically consist of loads of dahlias, I love them and have lovely childhood memories of buying them tied with wool from the allotments. We've always had dahlias at home so I think Scott (Mr Violet) and I will hopefully have some success with them. Scott is my secret weapon as he's a landscape gardener ever so slightly obsessed with gardening which is great as I can pick his brains along with roping him in to do some weeding.
Right then, I should get on with my plan. Our lovely landlord John is letting me have a 8m x 8m square of his field which is a great size for us to get started on. So, along with of course the dahlias I'm going to try some easier flower varieties for starters, with some more herbs I think. I love herbs with flowers and in my opinion you can never have too much foliage! O.k, I'm off to browse through my new porn, seed catalogues.

 Sarah Raven's amazing Cutting Garden
 Inspiring people, Organic Blooms.