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Hi! I’m Ana

I’m a #content nut and digital native, lover of sweet treats, and pop culture fanatic. I live on the internet. That’s basically covers it!

pressed flowers

pressed flowers

After coming across KM Pressed on Instagram, I was inspired to do something with the pressed flowers I have collected from trips around the country. I press flowers and leaves the old-fashioned, time-consuming way - tucked between the pages of a notebook, weighed down underneath a stack of magazines, and left to rest for several weeks.

I wanted to display the pressed flowers and leaves to bring a little nature into our city apartment and remind me of my favourite places in the country. These acrylic block frames from Country Road and K-Mart make them look suspended in air. By the way, there is very little difference between the $54.90 Country Road frame vs the $8 KMart one. This floating timber frame from Kmart also does the trick for small, flat flowers and leaves without bulky stems.

Karly from KM Pressed also kindly pointed me to the Microfleur flower press which she has always wanted to try out. It uses a microwave to quickly draw the moisture out of flowers. I plan to order one from Amazon to see if it works the same or better than this microwave technique I use to dry flower petals. I also have my eye on a traditional wood and screw flower press, particularly this one from Studio Karamelo in Germany. 

a balm to city living

a balm to city living

a millenial pink winter

a millenial pink winter