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Multi-coloured Paper Proteas – A Bright Way to Start the Year

It’s been a joy to start the year off with such a bright and cheerful order for a client – These paper proteas are an old Freshly Found favourite interpreted in a new way.  It’s always a pleasure to paint those petals, and assemble the layers to...

Pure White Proteas

I just had to share this latest order with you.  What a delight to work on a huge order of pure white proteas! Made mostly from recycled materials – especially the pure white paperOnce a large order is made up, I find it personally so satisfying to see the mass...

Beetroot Beauty

  Beetroot dyeing is quite a beautiful experience.   From Slicing the vegetable, extracting the colour and then infusing the paper petals with the pigment – it evokes a lot of visual colour-rich emotion! Each batch of beetroot dyed paper turns out a slightly...

Pretty Pink Print Proteas

Fresh and tender – Pink protea boutonnieres have been under construction.  This indigenous favourite has been redesigned and now has a matching cotton cord bound stem and a hand twisted cord bow.  The outer petals are ink-dyed pink. These blooms are...

A Happy Blue and White Spring Day

 A fresh new batch of ink blue proteas.  Happy Southern Hemisphere Spring Day! Contact us at Freshly Found if you are interested in having a bunch of these blue and white beauties made up for...

Washi Proteas

Today is the start of the annual ECR House and Garden Show. Freshly Found proteas will be on display at the Washi Bug Stand. Each Protea is decorated with Washi tape from their range.  In particular, we used the recently launched Candy Stripe Protea Design by Surita...

Mixed Bunch of Proteas

A new option available from Freshly Found – a bright mixed bunch of Proteas! The flowers are made up from a variety of coloured and painted recycled papers. Each bunch consists of 7 proteas, 4 origami lilies and 5 feather leaves. Freshly Found was delighted to...

White Washed Proteas

A new batch of proteas with a slightly different finish Whitewashed book paper and paper twist stems. Ready just in time for the Freshly Found Exhibition of recycled products at the Kloof SPCA’s Golden Paw Society Launch...

Gentian Roses

Gentian for gentlemen at an upcoming function.    Loved making this order up in this beautiful colour 🙂  Did you know? Interesting Gentian info from the Gentian Research Network a free, not-for-profit, web-based forum for worldwide research on the natural history and...

Envelopes and Roses!

For a while I have added envelopes to the list of things I don’t throw away!   I am so happy with the way they have transformed into buttonhole roses!  We can make these up for your function too – but we may need help with the envelope...

Painted Paper Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are indigenous to South Africa, and one of my favourite flowers.  I love their simplicity and have enjoyed making them up out of paper.  I used book paper, but here in this bunch, I added a layer of white acrylic paint, before wet moulding the petals.  I...

New Indigenous Buttonholes

This is a big week for Freshly Found.    We will be launching some new products at 2 amazing pop-up shops in Durban this weekend.   These buttonholes will be at both the Miss+Meisie Showcase and The i-love pop-up shop. Mini Strelitzias and Mini Peace Lilies –...

Some More Indigenous Flowers♥

Book vases with indigenous sprigs… My paper versions of the cheerful Vygie, the healing Cancer bush [Sutherlandia frutescens] and Peace Lily [Spathiphyllum] all of them in various book...

Tickled…

I have grown quite passionate about paper – in particular book paper.  I have learnt that each page has a grain, some pages are firm and flexible, while others are fragile and brittle and I am fascinated by the way books age from white to deep cream. We have...

Gentle Gentian

Today we are going to be making up a large batch of paper boutonnieres or buttonholes.  It reminded me of some we made a while ago.  We had 2 weddings with a similar colour theme, and used gentian violet to dye the paper.   Gentian violet has a few medical and...

Strelitzias

I’ve been working like crazy to list all the paper flowers in the online store before leaving for the Design Indaba Expo.   The range of  strelitzias are going in this morning –  Hand painted,  Natural Rooibos and red cabbage dyed,  as well as a batch made...

Agapanthus

The Agapanthus is another one of my favourite South African flowers that grow in my garden.  The simple purplish blue funnel shaped flowers suspended by green stalks in a botanical pompom give me so much pleasure.   It’s been a delight to artistically represent...

Coming this Week…

… A series of blog posts on the New Freshly Found Recycled Paper Flower Range On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I’ll be introducing you to some of these blooms prototyped...

Flowers for a Lady

Delivered earlier this week – for a delightful lady.  Made from paper record sleeves!

A single rose can be my garden…

 This is what I worked on this past weekend. I love the way the mixed papers look together. A delightful order, which is hopefully arriving in Cape Town very soon. [A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.  Leo Buscaglia Read more at...

Topographicial Blooms

Fresh Origami Blooms – I love the way that maps translate into blooms – the topographical colours are gentle and appealing  – like the lilac heights of the mountains in China and the jagged red veins of the country borders. I am so pleased to say...