Monday, 4 May 2015

Pressed flower pictures





Flower pressing has been something the girls and i have loved to do together over the last few years. I actually loved to it this before i even had children. I use them alot in my journals. Elle also has her own nature journal filled with pressed flowers also, which she loves to keep adding to. There is something wonderful for us about going to the meadows and woods with our baskets, collecting flowers and trying out different ways to use them. We love to display them first and then after a few days, we will add them into our flower presses. I love my big press. I picked it up from a car boot a few years ago and the girls flower presses are from Tigerlillyquinn's shop.

Over the years, i have made two pictures with pressed flowers. One of them hangs in Mia's room and one sits on our living room mantel piece. I have wanted to create a flower and woodland creature wall in my living room and after a discussion with my husband, i am going to do it over the next month or so and i instantly wanted to make another flower picture. It is such a simple process to do. I just picked up a cheap gold frame, stuck the flowers done on a piece of paper and put it in the frame. These flowers were from last year and i cannot wait to make one from this years flowers already! I needed to make room in my press to add more flowers!

I am such a nature girl at heart and i have talked about playing around with flowers for about a month on my blog now but it really is something that is a part of me. It always has been and always will be. I love just taking twenty minutes each day to just create something or to do something like pressing flowers that make me feel calm. My days can get so busy with the girls, workouts, housework etc so allowing myself time to just be free and be myself without the stresses is very important.





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  1. They are gorgeous - there is something extra special about pressed flowers.x

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  2. Oh these are stunning. I remember doing this when I was young and need to do it again now!

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    1. Thank you Jen. So happy to inspire you x

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  3. Oh yeah, I remember making things with pressed flowers a few times as a child. Loved it. You have inspired me to try this again!

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    1. Wonderful! Glad i have inspired you :) x

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  4. I used to do this when I was a child, but I haven't done it with my own and think I should. These look really beautiful - and I love them in those frames.

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    1. Thank you very much. I think your children would love to do it :) x

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  5. These are beautiful! I remember doing this with my Nan when I was younger :)

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    1. Hello Rebecca. Thank you for your comment :) I remember doing the exact same with mine :) x

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  6. oh i am loving those! .. i have never done a pressed flower picture but would love too

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    1. Thank you! You should! It is so simple to do and you have an amazing print afterwards. x

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  7. These are gorgeous pictures. I remember doing this a lot as a child. I'll have to show my boys how to do this.

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    1. Thank you. I bet they would love it x

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  8. They're beautiful and your photos are stunning x

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  9. I used to love pressing flowers when I was little, they're so pretty xx

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  10. What a beautiful hobby, the pressed flowers look really pretty.

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    1. Thank you :) I am looking forward to collecting more to press this spring and summer x

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  11. I haven't done flower pressing for years - I think Eliza would love to do this

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  12. Your photography is stunning, especially the first image! This is such a good idea and I think they look stunning! x

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