April showers are here in the US Northeast and I am really looking forward to May flowers, how about you? Today I take you to Singapore, to find some bright and pretty things to tide us over until we have real flowers to enjoy.
Fleur Avenue seemed an appropriate choice for my post about flowers. Brenda is a lovely Etsy seller who describes her vintage inspired bobby pins as “a summer paradise, exotic fruits, tropical islands,” all of which make me feel warm and sunny inside. The bobby pins are made from vintage Lucite flowers cabochons and antiqued brass finish steel pins. Her flower creations include chrysanthemums in shades of orange, green, and pale almond. What a perfect way to add some flowers to your day even when your weeks away from the real thing.
The crocheted items in Amy Lim’s shop include apple covers, festive garlands, and clever crafting kits with a quirky assortment of craft items. Amy comes from a family of crafters, and she inherited her love for crafting from her Grandmother and her mother. Lim’s Mother made her living as a seamstress. Lim has been crocheting, knitting, quilting since she was young. She packs this little kit with yarn, buttons, and little fabric flowers. You can also check out her creations at Nicely Created For You.
Pei Li is an artisan with a fondness for French style breads, cakes, pastries, but you won’t find her goods in the bakery because the sweets she makes are in 1:12 dollhouse miniature scale. Li crafts each tiny piece by hand, and the level of detail is amazing. The macaroons look as though you might purchase them at a Patisserie in Paris. These delicious looking treats look just like those you would find in a Parisian Patisserie. When I look at them I imagine enjoying some macaroons on a walk through the Jardin de Tuileries, with a Café Au Lait, and some early Spring blossoms.