Hello, I am Kerry Hartley-Davies.
Making and selling my own creations has been a lifelong dream of mine and living on the edge of the stunning Ashdown Forest in Sussex gives me all the inspiration I need. I am a former florist with years of experience in my trade, which has given me the perfect foundation on which to build my business and create beautiful flowers and foliage from paper and felt.
I gave up floristry to start a family a few years ago and soon found I could not fight the urge to do something creative any longer. My passion for art and craft is inherited from my lovely dad and, when my son was a baby, I would use any spare moment to get back in touch with my creative side.
At first, I started making flowers and hair accessories from 100 per cent wool felt – which is really lovely to work with – and then discovered Italian crepe paper which has allowed me to expand my flower repertoire hugely. It is an utter joy to use and makes the most incredible and realistic petals and leaves. Now I get the best of both worlds as I missed floristry dreadfully, so I can sculpt all the blooms I like and, better still, they are everlasting so people can keep and cherish them forever.
I find crafting such a great focus for my mind. It is enormously therapeutic and for me, making gorgeous flowers and keepsakes for others means I can get completely lost in my work and any anxiety I might be holding onto just melts away. It is my happy place! The feeling of joy I get from seeing my customers’ faces when they realise my flowers are made from paper, as well as the happiness they will bring them for years to come is indescribable. I hope I get to make something for you soon too.