Life Making

Making A Kokedama With Geo-Fleur at The Hoxton Hotel…

June 5, 2016

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

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