Tag Archives: flowers + nature

pressed geranium © 2013 pollymonster. All rights reserved.


This week I finished reading “The Paper Garden” by Molly Peacock.  It became a little morning ritual, moving a chair into a sunny spot by our bedroom window, making a cup of tea and reading a chapter of Mary Granville … Continue reading

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  Over the past two weeks I have had cerise hands, tangerine hands, lilac hands,  scarlet hands and many other unhealthy shades of skin. Our kitchen has been looking a little like a science lab with bowls of brightly coloured … Continue reading

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sun cult.

Okay, so I am still daydreaming about warmer days…. If I was going to join a cult, this would definitely be the one I would join, complete with flowers in hair, floating cotton dresses and frilly knickers!! These dream like … Continue reading

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palest blue flowers.

Some process photos of hand dyed cotton flowers I made over the long weekend for an order. I absolutely love mixing dyes as I seem to get so lost in watching all the little sprinkles of colours dissolve like tiny … Continue reading

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french cotton garland.

Here are some progress shots of the latest garland/bunting I’m working on for my shop. I am using some old french cotton napkins and I have enough to just about make five garlands. Some of the napkins had food stains … Continue reading

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handkerchief garland.

Inspired by all the fresh green pods I found last week, I decided that I wanted to make some thing green for the apartment, so I made a little garland with some vintage printed hankies I found at my local … Continue reading

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collection one. marsh flowers and bones.

I gathered these little bits on my very first evening in Miena, Tasmania. Sean and I went on an evening walk, we didn’t realise that there was a path down to the lake so ended up sloshing our way through … Continue reading

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twiggy tree and hydrangeas.

I made this little tree as a table center piece with sticks I had been collecting whilst out walking Polly and some cotton twine, she helped me carry the sticks home which made me look less weird and made look … Continue reading

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simple wreath.

Last weekend I went to my local farmers market and bought a few stems of Leucospermum and made this wreath for christmas with the leaves I stripped off the stems. The leaves have dried now but it still looks pretty … Continue reading

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linen sweet peas.

So I finally have some pictures of my Sweet peas.. I still need to make the tendrils but we had such beautiful sun light beaming through the kitchen window this afternoon I just had to take some photos. I have … Continue reading