Tag Archives: daisies

  • Drying flowers this summer

    Posted on December 17, 2017 by in Growing dry flowers, How to dry flowers

    Experiments with drying flowers Looking back on a colourful summer: Drying flowers at home All these flowers were dried using one of two methods: Air-dried flat: just cut the flower heads off and lay the flowers face down on kitchen roll in a warm, dark, dry place for a week or so until crisp. Hanging […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2014

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Diary

    A busy month for dried flower crafts & Mums I always find August tough as a Mum of two, because I want to spend as much time as possible with the kids while they’re off school, but work doesn’t ease up. We’ve been very lucky at work in that our busy Spring has turned into […]

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    Daisy pressed flower picture

    Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Pressed flower project with daisies Mini canvas with pressed daisy in painted grass I bought such a cute little stretched canvas and easel the other day for £2 in a craft shop – the canvas is only 7cm across! I do love an excuse to get my paints out. I pushed the pressed daisy into […]

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    Pressed flower lockets

    Posted on May 13, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Lockets for pressed flowers from Michaels While on holiday to the US last month, I came across a great craft store called Michaels. Much like Hobbycraft in the UK, it is maybe not the cheapest place to buy bits and pieces, but makes up for it with a fantastic range. Amongst quite a large bagful […]

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    Dried flowers diaries April 2014

    Posted on April 30, 2014 by in Diary

    Florida flowers in the Easter holidays This Easter we took our kids to Orlando for a fortnight for the theme parks. So apologies for it being so quiet on the blog – by the time I had spent a week packing and a week catching up, that was April gone! My favourite park was Disney’s […]

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    Vintage images with dry flowers

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Floral illustrations from the British Library My husband Mike – who is into all things vintage – spotted recently that the British Library had uploaded a million images to Flikr for public use. These are illustrations covering the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. There is quite a variety, from maps to satirical cartoons. A Victorian circle […]

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    Dried flowers diaries January 2014

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by in Diary

    Jolly January flowers Jolly jonquils (or delightful daffodils) bring a much needed psychological boost at this dull time of year! I couldn’t resist these from my local farm shop – a floral treat! The mild coastline protects tender flowers Those daffs weren’t the only flowers I spotted in bloom this month. I went for a […]

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    Fun with dried flowers

    Posted on November 8, 2013 by in Dry flower art

    Images with dried flowers I spend a lot of my time on this blog drying flowers, but here are a few pics to show that there is more to dried flowers than potpourri! Mona Lisa with dried daisy flower Last year I had a lot of fun drying marguerite daisies from my garden in various […]

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    Chamomile hair rinse recipe

    Posted on September 10, 2013 by in Making bath products

    Using chamomile flowers I’ve been growing chamomile in my veg patch, and after harvesting it, I couldn’t resist using some of it fresh. I was aware you can use chamomile flowers to enhance your hair colour with yellow tints, but being a brunette, had never tried it. So I asked my daughter who has dark […]

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    Dried flowers diaries June 2013

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Diary

    June: a month of Photography Photos of dried wedding flowers At the beginning of the month I was emailed by Tess, a happy bride who had used my dried flowers at her wedding, with a link to a lovely blog post written by her photographer Esme Ducker. A visit from a gardens photographer – potpourri […]

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