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    Making a flower press

    Posted on October 4, 2013 by in How to dry flowers

    I love pressing flowers …In fact I often spend more time pressing flowers than I do crafting with them afterwards! Here are some flowers I pressed this Spring. Making my own flower press This summer, after a few failures pressing flowers using my ad hoc blotting-paper-in-a-scrapbook method, I thought I’d try and put together something […]

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    Dried flowers diaries September 2013

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flower crafts in September September is always a busy month workwise, because our shop starts receiving Autumn/Winter and Christmas stock. It may seem early for Christmas, but there are a lot of keen crafters out there – do check out all my blog posts from Christmas last year for some ideas – you might […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2013

    Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Diary

    A lavender stall, preserving hydrangeas, and chamomile tea Apologies for the lateness of this post! Not only am I late by about a week, but there are always less blog posts from me in August as I try and spend some extra time with my family. A lavender stall spotted in Prague This summer we […]

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    Five uses for dried Chamomile flowers

    Posted on June 18, 2013 by in Aromatherapy

    Chamomile is a pretty daisy-like flower Chamomile is much-used in aromatherapy with properties similar to lavender. The flower is soothing to mind and body with an apple-like fragrance. Chamomile flowers growing in my garden We had a minor disaster a few months ago: flooding in our DaisyShop workshop. Of course we were insured, so it […]

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    Lavender craft in Herbs magazine

    Posted on June 11, 2013 by in Dried flowers general, Lavender craft

    Herbs magazine If you haven’t come across it, Herbs magazine is the quarterly journal of the Herb Society and I was very pleased to have an article on lavender craft published in the June edition. Lavender craft article If you would like to read more, the article is a combination of these three blog posts: […]

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    Lavender and roses at the Courson Flower Show Paris

    Posted on May 24, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Where is all the lavender? I was in Paris at the weekend as a visitor to the Courson flower show. This is one of the biggest French flower shows, with hundreds of nurseries exhibiting. It is held in the grounds of a 17th century chateau. Plenty of rose flowers The show was awash with roses, […]

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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 and hop pillow make

    Posted on April 24, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft

    Make use of the relaxing properties of dried flowers Dried lavender and dried hops These dried flowers are well known for their relaxing and sleep inducing aromatherapy properties. It’s as simple as putting some of each in a bag and reaping the benefits. Dried lavender & hops Dried hops were extensively grown in the UK, […]

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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 flowers diaries March 2013

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers projects are easier in the Spring and Summer In the Spring and Summer there are abundant flowers in the garden, ripe for testing dessication techniques. This year Spring has not yet sprung (we even have snow forecast for Easter), and I am becoming more and more frustrated by the wintry weather! I have […]

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