Like many new small businesses The Flower Bandits began at the start of the 2020 Corona Virus pandemic. Being pregnant with my second child combined with being a nurse during a pandemic left me struggling with mental health issues. Collecting and pressing flowers became my escape. The year 2020 had been one of the worst years for so many people. But for me and my family 2020 is a year that has so much meaning. Our beautiful baby boy was delivered into a world of chaos and uncertainty. But when the world came to a standstill, our beautiful baby boy came and reminded us that even in the most hopeless times the flowers still grow. The Flower Bandits is inspired by the loves of my life - my little family. The Flower Bandits started with collecting wildflowers on our family walks by the river in Carrick-on-Suir and pressing them in between the pages of a book. A passion was ignited and The Flower Bandits was born. Over thirty flower presses later and boxes upon boxes of pressed flowers, The Flower Bandits has grown beyond my imagination. I am so grateful to be able to share this journey with you all and hope that you love my pressed flower creations as much as I love making them.