Dried flowers diaries August 2014

A busy month for dried flower crafts & Mums

I always find August tough as a Mum of two, because I want to spend as much time as possible with the kids while they’re off school, but work doesn’t ease up. We’ve been very lucky at work in that our busy Spring has turned into our best ever Summer, and dried flowers at last seem to be reaching a wider audience. And I’m lucky to be able to do much of my work from home too.

So here are a few things that happened this month:

Outings with a floral twist

isle of white lavender sussex corn

Walking in Sussex cornfields | Spotting new lavender varieties on the Isle of Wight

Dried flower bouquets and pressed flower projects

dried flowers bouquet picture

Making an English lavender sheaf for a customer | Making a mini picture with pressed daisies

Dried flower craft for Herbs magazine

herb society dried flower craft project

Two makes for Herbs magazine: a cinnamon decorated candle, and wet potpourri from my garden

Bridal dried flower bouquets

bridal dried flower bouquet orange bow

Bridal bouquet for a customer: a special order with white delphiniums and an orange bow

Find out more about these dried flowers projects

Read about the mini pressed daisy picture dried flower project.

Check out my Etsy listings and contact me about a custom dried flower bouquet. I use Etsy to showcase my handmade items and test new projects.

If you are inspired to make your own dried flower bouquets, our shop has been expanding its dried flower bunches department, so there has never been more choice for stems to use.

The cinnamon candle project will be published in print in November and here on the blog shortly after. In the same issue is a pressed flower candle.

The wet potpourri project has just been published in Herbs magazine Sept issue, and will hopefully be here on the blog in a couple of weeks.

A post to be published soon on the Herb Society blog about my visit to Isle of Wight Lavender.

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