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    Free dried lavender craft PDF

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Dried Lavender Craft download now available I wrote a post a little while ago about a dried lavender craft ebook I had written. FREE PDF Dried Lavender Craft contents It starts with a little about the history of lavender growing, followed by how to dry your own lavender, and then a batch of makes including […]

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    Modern dried flowers

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Modern dried flowers in Make & Craft magazine I was pleased to see my article on dried flowers in the June edition (issue 8) of Make and Craft magazine. It explains why dried flowers are becoming popular once again. I have reproduced a copy below. Dried flowers these days are glorious, vibrant and true to […]

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    Dried lavender crafts

    Posted on March 30, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Dried lavender crafts in abundance! Dried lavender is such a versatile natural product that it is hard to write about dried flowers without mentioning it. Check out my blog post Ten uses for dried lavender, or below are a few more. Dried lavender in food In my opinion, dried lavender is best used in sweet […]

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    Dried flower craft e-Books: Lavender craft

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Kindle book now available: Lavender Craft Last summer I wrote an e-book called Lavender Craft For anyone who likes my makes for this blog, it is a short compendium of lavender-related articles published here, with an introduction about the history of lavender. I am hoping this will be the first in a series of dried […]

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    Ten uses for dried lavender

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft

    Dried lavender has many uses Dried lavender is gaining popularity at the moment for home crafts. Many people have a lavender bush in their garden and can dry their own, or it is very easy to source online. Paradoxically, I think my old Aunt Nancy (born in 1924) was a member of the last generation […]

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    Making lavender hot chocolate

    Posted on April 20, 2012 by in Recipes

    Warm up and relax with lavender hot chocolate! I really wish this weather would make its mind up! Just when I think we’re having an early summer, it all turns dark and wintery again. So it’s not too late in the season for a warming hot chocolate, and why not add a little variety with […]

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    How to make lavender tea

    Posted on March 28, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft, Recipes

    Relax with a cup of lavender tea Lavender tea is both refreshing and relaxing. Don’t just save it for bedtime – enjoy it on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the garden! This willow pattern china reminds me of afternoon tea in the garden with my elderly granny and aunt. We used to visit them about […]

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    Ten ways to relax with lavender

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Dried flowers general

    Take a deep breath and try one of my ten ways to relax with lavender Put a few drops of lavender essential oil in a bath for a soak before bedtime. (The oil is not only soothing but mildly antiseptic so if you have any minor cuts or grazes it will treat them at the […]

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    Mothers Day Makes

    Posted on March 6, 2012 by in Dried flowers general, Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals

    Mothers Day Heralds the Start of Spring I always love late winter/early spring because it is full of promise. If we have an afternoon or two of golden sunlight, we treasure the small taster of things to come. For me, Mothers Day represents the start of spring when I love to see daffodils and primroses […]

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    Simple Lavender Shortbread Recipe

    Posted on March 1, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Recipes

    A simple recipe for shortbread using culinary dried lavender Lavender in cooking is becoming increasingly popular. Shortbread is one of the staple recipes, and works so well because the fresh lavender flavour cuts through the butteriness of the biscuit.       Recipe – Makes 16 small rounds Ingredients 150g plain flour pinch of salt […]

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