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    Dried flowers diaries July 2013

    Posted on July 28, 2013 by in Diary

    Picking flowers to dry This month I have been mostly…picking flowers to dry. At this time of year I am busily pressing flowers or drying them in my airing cupboard to use later. I am gardening or collecting blooms most days when the weather is fair. All this plant material is then stored in old […]

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    A lovely review of Dried Flower Crafts in Homemaker magazine

    Posted on July 12, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Dried flowers blog reviewed In Homemaker magazine issue 8 on page 80 is the “I Spy…” feature “Bringing you a nest-full of inspirational gems from the most creative corners of cyberspace. Voices from the Blogosphere…Our pick of some of the best crafty journals on the web to expand your homemaking knowledge” Quoting me on dried […]

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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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    Making potpourri in the press

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Photographing potpourri making I was really pleased to be visited by garden writer and photographer Nicola Stocken this week. She spent an afternoon with me potpourri making for an article she is writing. It will take a while for her to process the photos and finish the article, but she sent me one image as […]

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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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    Potpourri from dried flowers grown in your garden

    Posted on April 16, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Dried flowers article in Make and Craft magazine This month I am very pleased to have another article about dried flowers published in Make and Craft magazine. This one is about picking flowers from your garden to dry and make potpourri. They have published a little early, as the two main flowers used were roses […]

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    Artist of the Month

    Posted on January 23, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Dried Flowers on the Up! I am really pleased to be Artist of the Month in Make and Craft magazine this issue (04 – February). They gave me a double page spread with an interview about my background and dried flowers business. Hopefully this marks the start of a rise in interest in dried flower […]

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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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    Natural dried flower petal wedding confetti

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Weddings

    I enjoy inventing new dried flower petal mixes for use as natural wedding confetti And I recently wrote an article for WantThatWedding.co.uk on the subject. As well as confetti, dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular as table decorations and bouquets as seen in the WantThatWedding French styled bridal shoot last April (to which we contributed […]

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    Dried cosmos flowers mark the end of summer

    Posted on October 5, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Cosmos flowers are so cheery well into October I couldn’t resist picking a few of the last flowers of the summer to preserve. Cosmos flowers are so simple and daisy-like, I can never resist growing them in my garden. I placed the cosmos flowers flat (without their stems) in the airing cupboard for a week. […]

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