This month another DIY job that can only be done with fresh lavender. Namely a lavender wreath. If you are like me into lavender you have to try it sometime. And I must say I like the result. This wreath is made from Heavenly Scent lavandin and on our beautiful Spanish front door it looks really good. I will show you how I made the wreath. Mine is for sale on Etsy.Continue readingMore Tag
Lavender wands or lavender botteles can only be made in the summer when the lavender is fresh. It is a bit of a chore, but once you get the hang of it, it looks and smells great.
I am sharing the steps with you. If you don’t feel like making them yourself or don’t have fresh lavender on hand, you can buy them on my Etsy page.
The first pressed lavender flowers come out of the press beautifully! I have attached lavender flowers to cards before. The pressed flowers are much nicer for this. My first pressed flowers I sell on Etsy. And I tell you what improvements I made to the lavender press.Continue readingMore Tag
Making a lavender flower press can’t be that hard, can it? But I don’t know what works best for lavender. So now that the first lavenders can be harvested I thought it would be a good time to try it out. Because with a long lavender harvest season to go, I still have time to perfect the lavender flower press.Continue readingMore Tag
After shooting 50 species of flowers on and around our lavender farm in March and April, I continue here with the wildflowers in the Alpujarras in May.Continue readingMore Tag
In France, lavender flowers from mid-June to mid-July. This is when large fields of mostly lavandin bloom. But did you know that true lavender – Lavandula angustfolia – often flowers already from May? Our lavender garden is at 1200 metres in Andalusia, Spain, and here the lavender is already in bloom. I can imagine that lower down the lavender blooms even earlier. Flowering season has started!Continue readingMore Tag
Last spring, four lavender plants had aphids. I didn’t take it too seriously and that wasn’t a good idea. Within a short time, the plants were covered in aphids and ants were coming and going. The plants looked worse and worse. I knew they would survive, but I could forget about harvesting these plants for the time being.Continue readingMore Tag
I am going to wash raw wool to test the quality as felting wool. Maybe for the last time because I hope to have a large batch of sheep wool washed soon. Over the past 2 years I have gained a lot of experience in washing raw wool. While washing this small batch I tell you about my experiences.Continue readingMore Tag
After the first step of washing and carding discarded sheep’s wool in my neighbourhood in small amounts, I am now entering a new phase. Will I succeed in washing and carding the wool of an entire flock of sheep? The long road to putting sheep’s wool back into use.Continue readingMore Tag
A fresh bunch of flowers will not last more than a week. But how different is it with a bunch of dried lavender. I’ll show different ways to use an everlasting lavender bouquet and how to keep it beautiful.Continue readingMore Tag