13. Leaf brooch for Jelena

I am lucky enough to get up each day and go to work at a place full of inspiring, kind, fantastic colleagues. Sadly (for us) one of these colleagues is leaving this week.

I wanted to add a personal touch to the presents we got her and was inspired by her enthusiasm for a beautiful Japanese maple tree near the carpark. I kept meaning to take a photo of the maple tree whilst it still had lots of leaves… I failed. So you’ll have to take my word that it was once covered in lovely burgundy leaves like this: