When Ron came into the boutique at the end of August and said he had a challenge for me, I was only too happy to accept. He wanted me to create something special in remembrance of end of The Great War and left me a hand full of poppies as he cheerfully left to play a round of golf.
I could sit here and tell you all about how I trawled the boards of Pinterest, stalked the posts of Tumblr and lost hours to the galleries of Instagram - but that would be a huge lie! I had already planned this window a year ago.
My Window Fairy (Aimee) and I had been discussing it whilst creating the remembrance window last year. We had decided to create a corset from poppies to represent the restrictions and romance of the era, which was completely lost on most of our audience but we were pleased with it.
As we sat there, hand cutting each poppy, we mused over what a wedding dress made from poppies would look like, and how we would go about making it if we had more time.