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    Christmas simmering fragrances for your home

    Posted on December 23, 2016 by in Aromatherapy, Christmas crafts, Potpourri making

    Natural home fragrance There’s nothing quite like the spicy scent of Christmas, but these days there are increasing concerns over chemicals such as formaldehyde created by room fresheners and scented candles. Why not freshen your house using natural ingredients? Simply simmer your favourite fruits, herbs and spices in a little water. Natural home fragrance combinations […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2014

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by in Diary

    November – the time for natural Christmas crafts Dried flower crafts for the winter Once the clocks change and the evenings start getting darker, it’s great to start planning ahead for Christmas. At our house, it’s only a few weeks before we start thinking about putting a tree up. Natural Christmas decorations with cinnamon sticks, […]

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    Dried Flowers Diaries December 2013

    Posted on December 31, 2013 by in Diary

    Christmas dried flower crafts in abundance! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas – I am writing this in the lull between Christmas and New Year, when the house is starting to look untidy, we’ve eaten far too much and the kids are starting to get restless! Here is a pic of me (left) with […]

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    Natural Christmas scented bags make

    Posted on December 20, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Bring natural Christmas fragrances into your home These naturally scented bags of Christmas fruit and spices turn your Christmas tree into a sensory experience! My Christmas tree is just inside my front door and I’ve already had some lovely comments from visitors. It’s simple too. Making a Christmas scented bag You will need Little organza […]

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    My Christmas tree with simple natural homemade decorations

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Natural tree decorations My Christmas tree finally arrived courtesy of Mike and the local farm shop! I have had a relaxing morning decorating it with handmade natural decorations. These are all quick and easy and don’t even require glue (unless you want to stick glitter on the pine cones!). Decorating my tree with simple things […]

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    Natural Christmas wreaths

    Posted on November 22, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    You can’t beat natural Christmas wreaths There are some great handmade Christmas wreaths out there, with felt, buttons, ribbon and all sorts of fancies, but I prefer something a bit more natural, with fruit, foliage and spices. Here are some Christmas wreath ideas I have accumulated over the years from ones I have purchased. Christmas […]

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    Natural Christmas garland ideas

    Posted on November 15, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    There are some great ways of using natural botanicals to decorate your home Many dried fruits and spices are suitable for threading together into a garland. As ever, my two personal favourites are cinnamon sticks and orange slices. Thread together some dried orange slices The pic below is of a garland I made for my […]

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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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    Rosamund in dried flowers revisited

    Posted on January 18, 2013 by in Dry flower art

    Fair Rosamund in dried flowers This was one of my dried flower art projects last year (see my original Rosamund post). Rosamund in dried flowers before & after This is what it looked like before, and there were aspects I wasn’t happy with. ¬†How I improved my dried flowers picture Rather than gluing down every […]

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    Dried flowers diaries December 2012

    Posted on December 21, 2012 by in Diary

    Dried flower crafts at Christmas Merry Christmas! I am writing this diary a week earlier than I would nomally, but I am hoping that by this time next week I will be buried under a heap of mince pies and turkey trimmings! The plus side of flooding which damaged some of our dried flowers at […]

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