Author: Naomi Evans

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My Autumn 2021 Inspiration and favourites

Autumn is my very favourite season. I was born in autumn. I love the flavours and colours of autumn. I love the darker evenings by the fire, the blackberry and apple crumbles, the candles, the colour and crunch of autumn leaves underfoot. It’s a time of so much abundance in nature – hedgerows and orchards […]

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Teacher Gift Ideas

This is Lucy’s first year at school so end of year teacher gifts is a new area for me, but I think it’s nice to give something unique and thoughtful to to thank them for helping your kids grow. This year has been incredibly tough for teachers and kids so hopefully one of these gift […]

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Rebuilding our lost connection to nature

I grew up in the middle of nowhere, in a tiny village in West Sussex. I spent all day outside as a child, until it got too dark to see. I grew up knowing the names of the butterflies and flowers around me. Knowing I could find a dock leaf next to a stinging nettle […]

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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 Summer Solstice Market – Saturday 26th June, 9am to 3pm

I am very excited to be running my first curated market event to celebrate nature, the outdoors, gardens, picnics, wildflowers and colour. I have lots of lovely local makers signed up who make nature and colour-inspired jewellery and art, a lovely florist, wooden homewares, ceramics and locally made food and drink. The market will be […]

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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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