When I was a child, I would collect leaves from spring to fall, iron them between sheets of wax paper and collect them in scrapbooks. Buttercups and other small flowers were included in there too.
I'm starting to think that many of my latest projects are in fact just a throwback to my childhood.
I'm still preserving leaves, trying to capture a moment in time. The only difference is the medium.
My children collected rocks (they still do), and nice leaves in the fall, but they never preserved them.
I remember having a flower press too.
I have to wonder if kids still do this, or if it's a thing of the past.
I'd love to hear from you if you remember doing it, or if your children/grandchildren did.