Last week I had great fun making a Kokedama with Sophie Lee from Geo-Fleur at one of my favourite places in London, The Hoxton Hotel. I first came across Sophie and her gorgeous plants, many in home made concrete planters, when I was in Manchester at a modern craft fair and I proceeded to follow her beautiful instagram. I already made a terrarium last year but Kokedama’s are all the rage now didn’t you know! After this quick lesson I can confirm the Kokedama is really easy to make and are a stunning new addiction to any plant lovers home.
Sophie had the room set up ready for us with the two types of soil, a clay, lots of ferns, plenty of moss and string for some serious plant making. The most fun part was mixing the soil with the clay creating a mud pie just like when I was younger. Everyone took ages doing this step as it was quite therapeutic to play with dirt! Once we had all had a laugh and some wine over this it was easy to put the mud around our fern, add the moss and use the string to keep the whole plant creation together. I had a great time meeting new people at this event and it would make a great hens night or team bonding activity if you are looking for something different.
When I got home I was inspired to hang all my art work up and create a special spot for my new Kokedama friend, bringing some nature into my new flat. Even though I have been in my new flat for two months I hadn’t made it my own due to weekly builder visits. That is all solved now so I broke open all the boxes and spent a happy couple of days hanging, moving, filling holes(!) and adding art to my walls. I had a moment when I truly fell in love with my flat, my personal things are out and most importantly my art supplies are ready for some creative flourishes.
Have a great Sunday afternoon. PF xo