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    Pressed flower project – heart box

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by in Dried flowers general

    A pressed flower project I thought it was about time I made something with pressed flowers again! And being so close to Valentines Day, how about a heart shaped box for all your treasures? Make a pressed flower box I bought the plain kraft box in the Hobbycraft sale for about £1. For this pressed […]

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    Winter candle project with herbs

    Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Christmas crafts

    Candle article for the Herb Society I enjoy being a member of the UK Herb Society and am pleased to be able to have articles published by them from time to time. Here is the first part of an article published in the December issue of Herbs magazine in the new craft section. Decorating candles […]

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    Dried flowers diaries May 2014

    Posted on May 30, 2014 by in Diary

    Chelsea flower show May is Chelsea month. I haven’t been for a few years but was offered a free ticket in exchange for a few hours work in the cloakroom run by Plant Heritage. What a great day out! Here are some of my favourite bits: I have also been to Chelsea Physic Garden and […]

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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 | 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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    Pressed dried flowers at home

    Posted on May 31, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Pressing dried flowers isn’t something I’d tried for many years I remember pressing flowers as a child, using a sizeable press Dad made me. I was quite successful (and Mum had plenty of flowers to choose from), but the funny thing is that I can’t remember what I did with them! I don’t remember doing […]

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    Learning to use silica gel for drying flowers

    Posted on April 2, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Making dried flowers with silica gel I have never used silica gel before, so today has been a bit of a learning curve. Why is silica gel used for drying flowers? Silica gel is a desiccant which absorbs moisture from anything in contact with it – in this case flowers. It is used in creating […]

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    Making crystallised flowers

    Posted on March 21, 2012 by in How to dry flowers, Recipes

    Edible flowers – decorative too There are pansies, violas and violets flowering in my garden at this time of year, which are all edible, so I thought I’d have a go at crystallising some of them. How to make crystallised flowers I simply made sure the flowers were clean, then painted them with beaten egg […]

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    Making my own dried flowers – Air dried violas

    Posted on March 19, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I’ve been drying flowers in my airing cupboard again! The sun has been out here in Seaford and I have been able to get on with a spot of gardening. I’m one of those lazy people who never tidies up in the Autumn, so there is lots to do now the Spring is here. I […]

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