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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Louise Bassett

This is my new mantra.

In the last few months I have been pushing myself most firmly out of my comfort zone! (writing this as i stand in House of Fraser in Edinburgh, hosting my own little pop-up shop for Birch & Bloom-MAD I KNOW!)

Those who know me will tell you I’m a big scaredy cat when it comes to anything that makes me the centre of attention. Earlier this year the lovely girls from Nordic Edit approached me about doing a summer wreath making workshop in their showroom. My first thoughts were “me??, why?” and “NO WAY!”

However, the more I thought about it, the more I realised that this was an awesome idea and a great opportunity to add another string to my bow, after all wreath making is so totally my THING and where Birch & Bloom began.

 

So I put on my big girl pants (again) and started planning and plotting...

**Florist for a day**

This is me spending a lovely morning conditioning all the flowers I bought from the flower market. It was like being a child in a sweetie shop choosing the flowers- I kid you not- HEAVEN!

 

The Nordic Edit showroom is in a beautiful little spot in Dunbar in East Lothian. On the morning of the workshop the sun was shining, such a lovely day to spend playing with flowers.

 

Setting up was fun, I love faffing with the details..

 

I had a group of 6 lovely women to demonstrate to. We discovered we had something in common- a desire to move away from our careers in the NHS! (nothing like a little moaning session to break the ice!)

 

The finished collection of wreaths...

 

It was very satisfying seeing how utterly delighted everyone was with their finished wreaths. This is a feeling I remember very well, an 'I made this'- proud moment.

What was even more satisfying was the realisation that I hadn't felt nervous in the slightest! A miracle!

I have just finished organising a further 5 workshops for this year and am plotting an Autumn one too as it's my favourite season of all.

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As always, thanks for reading!

Louise x

 

 

 


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  • Wish I lived closer! Let me know if you ‘ever’ do one in London!!! Such a great idea your wreaths! So pretty!!

    Abigail

  • Wish I lived nearer I’d be in your class 🤗 I went on a cruise 🚢 it was called crafty cruising they would love this kind of thing, just a thought to spur you on 😊can you use artificial flowers

    Jenny Reeves

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