Replicating extinct and endangered flowers

Handmade flowers have a multitude of applications. Some of them are more obvious, others not as such with new ones being discovered all the time. Recently I have had a very unusual request for an … extinct flower that is featured in one of the still life paintings by Jan Davidsz de Heem, a Dutch baroque artist. The flower is a type of anemone, but nothing like we see today. As the flower is rare and extinct I could not … Read More

Keepsake Denim Flowers

  Keepsake denim flowers from old jeans? Is this even possible?  Denim flowers become more and more popular for different reasons. Some just love this universally known blue material. Some others look to upcycle some old garments and change them into exciting things. However there are people who go deeper with this idea and turn old clothing into memory or keepsake denim flowers for sentimental reasons.  Remember loved ones with a stunning keepsake flower corsage (or a whole bouquet) made … Read More

How to make a fabric poppy

How to make a fabric poppy Friend? This is a popular search request that regularly brings visitors to my website. And more so now, when poppy flowers are in very much in demand.  Let us have a look how we, too, can make this so familiar, yet so unique, versatile and different flower. I have always been charmed by the opulent petals of this beautiful flower. If you have been following PresentPerfect Creations for a while Friend, you can probably … Read More

NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL on Silk Dandelion Clock

NEW LIMITED EDITION: You can now purchase a hand dyed DIY kit + Video instructions on making your own Silk Dandelion stick pin as a limited edition bundle here  Perfect for beginners. Hurry, as the number of DIY kit is in short supply.   Looking for a fun project to complete during these grey autumn days? Look no further  I am beyond thrilled to present this brand new video tutorial on the Silk Dandelion Clock to you. Whilst the dandelion … Read More

IMPORTANT: how to access your photo and video tutorials

Please watch this short video which explains how to access VIDEO and PHOTO tutorials and courses on my website. Demonstration recordings can be found in the VIDEO course section of the website. Downloadable files can be found in the relevant section of your account. Please log into your account here After that: Access the Video Tutorials here Access the downlodable files here I hope this helps. If you still have questions about this, please ask them in … Read More

Exclusive tutorials on Patreon

As part of FLORA FAN creative club membership on PATREON each month I prepare and share a mini video tutorial with my clubbers. Please note that this is just one of the benefits of being a member of the Club. For the full list visit my Patreon page. Below you will find an overview of these mini tutorials, so you know what you are getting when you are joining my Patreon Creative Club. These exclusive video tutorials are available immediately upon … Read More

Flower Making on a Budget

Often I hear that flower making tools (materials, tutorials etc.) are expensive. Can flower making be done on a budget at all or does one have  to invest a considerable amount of money to start the journey? A question of money is important, I get it more than anybody else probably, because when I started 11 years ago I also was on a very tight budget. But I fell in love with handmade flowers and really wanted to make it … Read More

Become a Patron on PATREON

Like any other artist in my work I constantly look for more opprotunities and new ideas. I also seek to improve my teaching and widen the range of ways I share my knowledge with you. One of the most recent opportinities I have started is PATREON, where I am working to establish a CREATIVE CLUB of FLORA FANS. Do you love flowers and wish to improve your flower making skills? Then this might be the right oprion for you. Read on to … Read More

Let’s mix Viva Magenta, Colour of the Year 2023

How can we mix Viva Magenta, colour of the year 2023?   Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been going for 24 years, influencing products across fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design. For 2023 Pantone has chosen Viva Magenta, a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, it is assertive yet not aggressive. It is a shade rooted … Read More

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