I’ve been working on a couple of bouquets for loved ones and the process of learning how to wrap them has been pretty fun.
A white ranunculus, a mini red one and a red bud, with black wrapping
A pink ranunculus, white mini one and a white pompom, with white wrapping.
4 peach/pink ranunculi, with white wrapping
15 peach / pink / white ranunculi and pompoms with white wrapping.
These flowers make me so happy.
I chanced upon this interesting read on paper flower history this morning.
And… I think I might have just found my favourite-est (because there’s no superlative that’s that super) crepe paper flower artist yet. #paperflowergoals
These photos make up for last night’s scare. My glue gun caused a power trip and when we weren’t convinced, it did so by showing me a huge spark.
Thank God my home and all the crepe paper around the glue gun were unharmed.
I fell in love with this song when I watched several Hillsong church services on Youtube, and been obsessing with this service’s rendition:
Next to Brooke Fraser, I love this worship leader and everytime I listen, I hear a beautiful voice that brings me into loving worship of my wonderful God.
About 2 months after I thought of a name for my paper flower brand, PaperBloomsSG, I find myself struggling to keep up with orders from my close friends. They’ve been so supportive and sweet to request paper flowers from me.
I’m still working on my production system – it’s easy to do 1 or 2 and perfect them, but in bulk, the control is more difficult to be consistent.
While that’s an ongoing challenge, here’s yesterday’s fringe flower, a bunch I tied up for a friend (who got 8 sets from me!), and the big bunch that I’ve worked out over the past few weeks. Immanuel’s guitars as props for the bunch and props for our living room.
On our recent trip to Bangkok, I saw a book at Kinokuniya (while Immanuel had the time of his life browsing through countless books, and buying a few) which talked about the Danish notion of happiness.
The author, Meik Wiking, who is the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute wrote in his Litte Book of Hygge, about the concept of hygge (pronounce hoo-ga), something that some Danes think is uniquely Danish. While I’m not too concerned about whether it is unique or not, I sure want it.
He describes it as a ‘hug’, somewhat ‘intimacy’, which is generally ‘cosy’. Quite an abstract concept that many of us feel in various settings. Fireplaces and candles are the epitome of an experience that’s hyggelig.
As we build our home in this season of our lives, Immanuel and I seek to keep our home like Kanra (Japanese minimalist), but with loads of hyggelig nooks for books and snuggles.