In August Paul and I took a trip to beautiful Vancouver, Canada. I had the pleasure of giving two paper flower workshops at the studio and shop of Poppytalk, one of my long-time favorite blogs. It was an absolute delight to meet Jan Halvarson, who runs the blog with her husband Earl. I got to teach not one, but two classes and meet a number of delightful crafters who each brought their own flair to the wreaths we made. 

I mean, look at Taryn’s wreath! He sat quietly in the corner then all of a sudden produced this piece. Mind blown.

We had people there who had never heard of paper flowers and others who came specifically to learn to make them for their wedding or shop. We even had the employees of a floral shop attend as well as Tamara Taggart, the Canadian TV presenter who hosts the nightly news and who happens to love to craft (pssst: check out her gorgeous home here.)

It’s always amazing to see how different each flower and wreath turns out. I love the thought that goes into it.

Jenny here on the left had done paper flowers at her wedding too!

Thank you so much for having me Jan! And if you’re ever in Vancouver, go and check out her beautiful shop, which hosts a number of local artist and craftmakers. I could have taken the whole store with me.

Photos by Poppytalk