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Return To The Source

It’s yet another rainy day in Hobart so since it’s not inviting to be in the garden picking flowers I thought I’d share some photos of making a dress with the hydrangeas from my autumn post gathered.

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If you’ve been following the petal & pins blog for a while you may remember that back in February we were planning for our  first trade fair, well now we’re busy preparing for our second – this time in Melbourne!

The theme for this one is Return To The Source and it was inspiring to hear futurist, curator, event designer Genty Marshall talk about the inspiration and motivation behind this seasons event theme at a workshop in June.

‘provenance – what is true – materials – tactility – essentialism – legacy – the idea of journey’ – all these things are important to us and what we do at petal & pins from the designs I create, the paper stock we choose and the decision to print locally in Tasmania.

Our garden not only inspires but also  provides the materials for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe dresses, so the seasons, and like today the weather influence when and what I have to design with but that unpredictable and sometime elusive nature is part of the charm for me – it inspires me to try and ‘live in the moment’ more.

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We’ve added some new dresses to The Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe card range and last week I went to see them start to roll off the press – I can’t wait to share them and some of the other creative ideas I’ve been working on!

If you’re a retailer who  loves flowers, fashion and a bit of whimsy we’d love to show you through the petal & pins range – come and say hello – you’ll find us at F24 in First Instyle.

To know when the new designs will be available online and in stores subscribe to our newsletter here.

The Florist & The Fairy

Back in May when I was doing the market I was approached by Janita – a florist  who was interested in stocking my cards in her shop at Bellerive.

I have had a sweet spot for flower shops ever since I met my friend who worked in and then owned one of her own. They always catch my eye wherever I am and I have photos of florist windows and displays interspersed throughout typical holiday snaps from Melbourne, Paris and beyond.

It will come as no surprise my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe is at home in one and recently I dropped in some more stock and took some photos… so come and have a peek inside Janita Preshaw’s Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden.

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Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden 92 Clarence St Bellerive Tasmania – call in if you’re a local or enjoy Janita’s stylish floral work from afar on instagram
And if you would like to stock my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe in your shop, you can get in touch via the contact page at petalandpins.com

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