We have been working on several exciting commissions lately, including some larger pressings of flowers and plants that grow in and around Sussex. Our signature handmade paper which is coloured with a sepia ink wash, is now being made in larger sheets to accomodate much larger specimens.
We love how these simple, often overlooked flowers, are somehow elevated when preserved carefully and framed in this way. This example shown here is of the humble forget-me-not and this wonderful frame with its shabby white paint, seems to complement the beauty of this lovely flower.
Each of these frames is totally unique, made using upcycled scraps of wood. We sold almost all of them during a recent pop up event but we have one or two left. Please click the images to learn more..
Our workshop has been taken over by these new herbarium collections as we've had many enquiries recently. They are a joy to work on but take a while as each plant has to be harvested and dried and then mounted carefully onto our paper..
We are selling these individual sheets for £15.00 each, for you to frame or leave as you like. Either way, they make charming images and beautiful records of the flowers and plants we are lucky enough to have growing in our Sussex area.
The morning sun is streaming in whilst I sit at my desk in the studio. What a beautiful Spring day! We've been busy lately, having had several large orders for Julia's paper flowers and the table is strewn with ribbons, bits of tape and bolts of crepe paper in beautiful natural hues. Her new collection of seasonal flowers gathered into posies are so lifelike and make such sweet everlasting gifts.
We just love receiving the lovely messages from customers all over the world that have fallen for the exquisite flowers Julia makes, it really is a ray of sun during these terrible news events.
On that note, I'll leave you with some more images of her latest collection, that are available to order now. We hope they make you smile..
Mothers come in many guises.. but however you choose to interpret the name, Sunday, 27th March is a day worth celebrating with her. A well chosen gift and handwritten card can make someone's day so take a look through our little gift guide below, for some inspiration. Any gift you choose will be carefully gift wrapped in our signature paper and tied with a bow and we can write a gift note to go with it, just choose that option at the checkout. We hope however you spend the day, it is a happy one. We're of the opinion that we all need to shine the light wherever we can in these difficult times. With love, Heidi and Julia xx
A little bit of joy, in these uncertain and upsetting times... Thought you might like to see Julia's latest works, her lifelike representations of the flowers she loves so much, hand made and crafted so carefully in paper...Spring won't be long... xx
Given recent times, I feel there's no better moment to share some love. However you choose to celebrate, it's worth using February 14th as an excuse to let those closest to your heart, know how much you love them.
We've compiled a little edit of small gifts and keepsakes that are bound to make someone smile. Shop our collection by tapping the hearts above.
Happy Valentine's Day..
With love from Heidi x
With Twelfth Night nearly upon us, our focus turns to the new year and the fresh, clean slate it affords us. Speaking to friends, I'm struck by the varied ways we have all been affected, Christmas this year has meant different things to all of us. What is clear though, is how eager we all seem to be to move on, to embrace the chance to start again, begin new projects, to wipe away the pain of the last poignant few months. I for one, cannot wait to start working in the garden again and have spent the day plotting and planning this year's crops and flower beds. A glorious crisp, cold but sunny day gave me a chance to get out there and examine all the new shoots thrusting their green tips through the mossy patches of lawn under the oak tree. Seeing them made my heart leap. I hope, where ever you may be, that you are safe and well and looking forward to the changes the season brings and we wish you a Happy New Year x
As the season comes to a close, Julia and I would like to thank each and every one of you who placed an order with us this year, you certainly kept us nice and busy! Thank you too, for all your kind messages of support. It has been an overwhelming year for all of us but your loyalty has been truly incredible. Our small business would simply not exist if it wasn't for you, choosing to shop with us.
We are working on developing our own product line, based on the flowers and plants we grow here in Sussex and are expanding the wholesale side to our business too. There are some exciting projects in store so please do watch this space.
Have a wonderful, happy Christmas wherever in the world you may be, and may 2022 bring better times for all of us.
Take care, we are sending love,
Heidi & Julia xx