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Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

Paper Poppies - creating the parchment version of Papaver nudicaule, more commonly known as the  Iceland Poppy was a colourful delight.  The gentle, bright hues were a treat to work with.  Following this commission, we've added these to our Freshly Found...

Paper Peace Lilies – Painted Book Print

Paper 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...

Peace Lily Buttonholes Indigenous Blooms

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 peace lily 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 vases

Origami Lilies – 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...

Paper Strelitzia Flowers

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 from...

Paper Agapanthus Flowers

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. Paper Agapanthus Flowers  It's been a delight to...

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 that Khule Shezi...

Zulu Lulu and Paper Flowers

We took a trip to the Midlands a few days ago.  We often stop off at Zulu Lulu and this time we bought a smoke fired pot! I've admired these for ages, and am delighted to own one myself! I have filled them with paper flowers.  Similar ones are for sale...

Bright Blooms

These swathes of blooms are filling pots and vases in my home. They have the fragrance of freshly folded paper! They are the latest version of my origami flowers! Some of them are made from vintage South African Lantern Magazines [Donated to me by the delightful, now...