We're well into spring now, and with the temperatures picking up both in Hong Kong and in the UK, the flowers are starting to come out, the birds are singing happily and the sunshine has a real feeling of warmth at last!
At Sweet Pea Dolls, we take inspiration from the seasonal changes, and we wanted to explain how that inspiration has led into some of our latest creations!
Spring announced itself about a month ago, when daffodils started flowering everywhere, and that really was the catalyst for the Easter egg with a daffodil as mentioned in the previous blog post. However at this time, another famous seasonal flower is producing stunning displays of colour across Japan and Korea, both countries we have a particular affinity to. That flower is the cherry blossom known as さくら (sakura) in Japan, and 벚꽃 (Beot Kkot) in Korea. It flowers earliest in the southernmost regions and gradually comes into flower further and further north as the weeks pass. Currently they have just come into bloom in Kanazawa and are expected to open in Sapporo as late as May 3rd! Hanami is the Japanese for "Flower Viewing" and it refers most often to those who go to see the cherry blossom. There is even a cherry blossom forecast as most families will have a day out for hanami, and will have a picnic under the trees! We really wanted to incorporate this into a creation, so we made another Easter egg with a cherry blossom tree! It can be displayed in many different ways and is a wonderful way to bring a bit of Asia into your home! Below you can see a photo of the egg!
Since the various flowers offer up such a burst of different colours, a pretty multi-coloured flower is our way of bringing that into a product, however we wanted to take it a step further so we added a green leaf which represents the sense of growth and new life which is taking place.
With the increased temperatures comes more sunshine, so we couldn't resist making a red heart hair clip featuring one of our heart-shaped Swarovski crystals, which is sure to shine beautifully under the sunlight!
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