Author: Naomi Evans

What to press in Spring

So many flowers are starting to emerge here in the UK and I’ve been sending out so many flower presses which makes me very happy. Pressing flowers and leaves brings so much joy and I wanted to share some of my favourite things to press at this time of year to help give you ideas. […]

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My Inspiration For The Spring 2021 Collection

This spring collection was inspired by the gentle early greens of leaves, the speckled whites of birds eggs and blossom, the warm yellows of daffodils and the rich red browns of clay soil I’ve been digging at the allotment. I wanted to shoot in a greenhouse to try and capture the sense of emerging greenery […]

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Anti January Blues – the beauty of blue in Nature

The colour blue has many negative associations – feeling blue, having the blues, blue Monday – a link with sadness and depression. This January, I wanted to reframe things and focus on all the beautiful blues there are in nature. Carpets of bluebells, the bright blue of nigella flowers and cornflowers, the pale blue of […]

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Shop Small This Christmas

I was going to make all my own gifts this Christmas, but with everything that has happened in 2020, shopping from small businesses is even more important than normal to help them survive the toughest year. So, I have chosen a mix of beautiful handmade gifts from small makers, some things from my collection and […]

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These Two Hands Pop Up Shop – 3rd to 20th December at The Engine Room

I had to cancel the winter market at my studio in November, but I’m going to be opening it up as a pop up shop with my full collection available to browse from 3rd to 20th December. It’s a lovely light airy space with lots of room and I’ll have homemade festive cakes and plenty […]

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Riverside Garden Centre Winter Market – Sunday 13th December 2020

A Christmas market in a garden centre is the perfect location for me! I’m excited to be taking part in the first Winter Pop Up Market at the lovely Riverside Garden Centre in Southville on Sunday 13th December. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

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A Natural Christmas

There are so many great homemade Christmas gifts you can make for very little money, using nature and foraged finds. You can make lots of festive decorations using nature too. I had planned to create a fancy printed and downloadable guide with all of these ideas, but I ran out of time, so I’ve written […]

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How To Save Seeds

I recently added some seed collection packets designed for me by my friend Beth to the collection as it’s something I’ve been wanting to do myself for ages and I’m finally doing it this year. I’m saving seed from the flowers I’ve grown to give to people as Christmas gifts. It gives something back to […]

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Guide to What to press in Summer

This is a great time of year for pressing flowers and some of my favourites are either still in bloom from May or just coming in to bloom now. I’ve done a quick blog on some of the best flowers to press right now and how. Meadow Buttercup Carpets of buttercups everywhere and they are […]

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Bristol Craft & Flea Market – Sunday 25th ApriL 2021 at Paintworks

Real life markets are back and I can’t wait for my first Craft & Flea market of 2021 at Paintworks. The Craft & Flea team work so hard to curate such brilliant and busy craft events with so many great local makers. I will have my new spring collection with me. They have set their […]

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