A while back, at some table top jumble sale at Bungo in the Lanes, Cubling discovered a flower press. She was delighted with the pink box with flowers on it. It was pretty clear she didn't quite know what it was for, but liked it anyway. She was delighted when she could have it (for a pittance of a price - I still can't believe that the as good as new wooden press was sold for close to nothing), and as soon as we were home, we went flower hunting.
It's a slow process, with one to two blossoms that can be pressed at a time, and the pressing process taking a week, it's become a little bit of a weekly routine for us. It's slow but easy and Cubling still enjoys finding flowers and seeing the end result. The colours are amazingly preserved, the texture is almost transparent, yet perfectly maintained - the wonders of nature seen from a different perspective. So Saturday is flower pressing day: Last week's flower is released, admired and stored, this week's flower is found, selected and pressed.
Now with a selection of flowers, we were able to take things a little bit further.
So, introducing our range of Cubling's pressed flower cards; I give you these: