Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Not just a pretty face!
- 20 November 2019
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Special note: this design smells amazing. A-ma-zing!
When the pretty you add does double duty
It adds the sparkle and adds the structure
Holds in place and holds the interest
It jingles and it jungles
It’s all bendy so that the twigs can be held in place
It’s frosted on the outside so that it can remain frosted when inside
Pretty and functional
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