Genteel and Affordable…

Recently I moulded most of my doily collection into little plates and bowls. Each doily is dipped into Plaster of Paris and is then coated and gently baked with a layer of sealant. This makes the delicate dishes slightly more robust and water-resistant. They look good...

Soft Pottery

The thing about having a growing business, is that you have to make, (or organise to get made) a lot of the same thing. Being a lover of new things and new ideas means that its quite a discipline for me. This past weekend, I took a creative break. I felt like a potter...

Yarn Bombing

Today is International Yarn Bombing Day.   People all over the world will be decorating trees, lampposts, bus stops, etc with their hand-made yarn pieces of work.  I wish I had prepared something for the trees in our avenue. Instead I will show you the prototype of a...

Crochet Love

One of my fave Christmas presents was one I found myself, ordered from Kalahari.net and then told my mom she had to give to me! 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield is giving me lots of joy as I work my way through the gorgeous blooms! [And so are the...

Cultivar Crochet

What a busy week - not much time for blogging.  I did manage a prototype Wine Bottle cover after we received an enquiry! Otherwise we had family here from Belgium.  It is always good to see your home city through visitors eyes and I enjoyed showing them around a...

PBJ’s Please

Freshly Found PBJ's are in full production now.  The lovely Colette has come on board and is using her skills to crochet up a storm. My substantial stash of Black Cat Peanut Butter bottles [the smaller 400g size] is now almost depleted,so I am appealing to my friends...

Mix-it!

This is a range of Freshly Found Vintage Pyrex Bowls, covered in crocheted string! They are lots of fun to make and they look good too. I have enjoyed one on my coffee table for a the past few months. They are for sale only at the market, as they are rather pricey to...

Special Order

I finished this special order of PBJs this last weekend. I loved having the opportunity to use found cotton thread to try out all sorts of different stitches - shells, bobbles, cables, etc! I've posted some more pics on flickr...

Cotton Collection

This colourful collection of thrifted cottons, stored in a hat box, spurs on my crochet endeavors! I am thinking of some colourful  flower brooches maybe? What I have been busy with is covering these soda bottles: - seen here with leaves from our ice cream bush! Have...

Dessert Bowls with a Difference

 After the positive feedback for my covered PBJs, [and yippee, some sales ] I've been encouraged to take my crochet  passion further and cover these delicate 3-legged vintage glass bowls in different patterns too! I love the fact that the results are fairly immediate...

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