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    Flower frames with pressed violas

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Pressed flowers from my garden Following on from my previous blog post about pressed flower lockets, I thought I would try something a little larger. This time I used dried flowers pressed from my garden. A few weeks ago I cut some large pieces of viola plant, with stem and leaves, and pressed them. After […]

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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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    Dried flowers diaries | March 2014

    Posted on March 30, 2014 by in Diary

    Spring is here! Both by the arrival of the Equinox and the milder weather. My garden is sprouting in all directions, and the birds are taking a keen interest in my compost heap! Pressed flower project I even started my first pressed flower project since the Autumn, albeit unsuccessfully. I picked some viola flowers on […]

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    Making Mothers Day dry flower gifts

    Posted on March 22, 2014 by in Dried flowers general

    Mothers Day is a perfect excuse to make something with dry flowers It’s Mothers Day in the UK on 30th March 2014. Here are some recent dry flower projects which might be suitable: Lavender bunches Turn a simple bunch of fragrant dried lavender into something special with a piece of vintage fabric Pressed flower cards […]

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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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    Dried flowers diaries October 2013

    Posted on November 3, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers diary a few days late I do try and publish my diary posts at the end of each month. This month I was plagued with Worpress-related issues, but after some maintenance it seems to be behaving itself well! So a few days late, but at least the blog is still up and running. […]

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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 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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