I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today, I’m delighted to share Sophie Allport‘s floral-inspired designs with you.
This year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she won a ‘Certificate of Merit’ for her stand. She’s pictured above with the award at the show.
Today, I’m showcasing her cute floral-inspired cards and mugs, plus a Q&A.
When did you start your business and where are you based?
Sophie Allport Ltd was founded in April 2007 when my brother Jem left his job to join the business. The business is based just outside Stamford in Lincolnshire.
Where do you get your floral inspiration for your card designs?
I love gardening and always been inspired by nature and the beauty and colour of flowers.
What are your plans for the remainder of 2011?
Do you have a favourite flower?
You just can’t beat the English rose – I’ve always loved roses.
Other news from Sophie is that she recently illustrated a book by Daily Telegraph columnist, Helen Yemm. The book is called Thorny Problems and it solves many problems for fellow gardeners.
(Images : Sophie Allport)