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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...

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 - Both are...

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...

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 from...

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 these...

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...

Freshly Found Boutonnières

So happy to have The Freshly Found Vintage Paper Lily featured as a Boutonniere in the latest FAIR LADY Bride! The Vintage Tie Pins make good buttonhole blooms...

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 has...

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 online and...

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...

Lily Cartographicus!

  I made some origami paper lilies from an old map! I may try to add some stems, but for now they are piled in this vintage silver dish. I love the gentle curls and the way the roads and highways race around the...