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Rag Balls – Compelling Decor for Your Home

Rag Balls – Compelling Decor for Your Home

Rag balls - Are you looking for a quick, hopeful decor project for your home?  Something therapeutic to make, but simple and not too time consuming.   Make these rag balls  from fabric offcuts or recycled clothing.  Each one will have its own story to tell.  How to...

Fresh Green and White – Stencil Print Leaf Logo

Fresh Green and White – Stencil Print Leaf Logo

Stencil Leaf Print Masks An exciting project with just the correct balance of challenge and pleasure, for the newbie printer that I am.  A stencil leaf print logo for protective wear was a satisfying commision. The client supplied me with an image of the logo.  I...

Paper Roll Pot – Marbled Black, Grey and Cream

Paper Roll Pot – Marbled Black, Grey and Cream

I am keen to push my paper crafting passion in some new directions. This paper roll pot was a fun project to start the year with. It looks good on our newly chalk-painted vintage desk, and it has some rather classy company! The desk top spot also features a delightful...

Cape Honeysuckle Leaf Print on Hexagonal Paper Vase

Cape Honeysuckle Leaf Print on Hexagonal Paper Vase

The Story of The Hexagonal Paper Vase My continuous exploration to see what I can do with paper and what paper can do for me  resulted in this latest project.  It started spontaneously.  I bought a box of Rotatrim paper, and once the reams were packed into the office...

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for the round wreathes are obvious.  The book paper, used for the bow decor, was washed in paint - to mask the print and add...

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

We're passionate about creating beautiful items from recyled papers.  Consequently, puzzle pieces, sourced from local charity stores, fall into that 'paper' category.  As a result, it was so satisfying to fashion Freshly Found Puzzle Craft Pots How did we make...

Springbok Trophy – Folded Book Craft

Springbok Trophy – Folded Book Craft

An exciting recent commission to create a Folded Book Buck Trophy!   You may have seen that years ago I had made a quick prototype.  Consequently I found the prospect of fine-tuning the design quite exciting.  We created a fair size herd.!  As a result a Freshly Found...

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

We decided we needed a larger, stronger mop at home. We were not able to find one that was substantial enough to clean our home filled with tiles. A strong wooden handle was also a better option than the thin plastic and metal option that store-bought mops...

Bright Feather Jackets – Special Project

Bright Feather Jackets – Special Project

Creating a trio of Feather Jackets.  That was a creative challenge I could not refuse! I belong to Cityhill Church in Hillcrest, and every year we host a large Women's Conference called Flourish.  The theme for this year's conference on the 7th and 8th September is...

Decorative Geometric Shape Pieces for Event

Decorative Geometric Shape Pieces for Event

We created a set of  Geometric Shape pieces for an event company.  They needed table decor for a special occasion. Consequently we are delighted to add these polyhedron objects to our portfolio.  These decorative mini structures are bright, vibrant and life-giving.I...

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

What a delight to work collaboratively with my friend and local Durban Artist - Lesley Magwood Fraser.  The project began when Lesley delivered a pile of spare paintings and drawings to my home.  I cut them up and folded them into Paper Strelitzia Blooms.  I added...

Puzzle Pot – Perfect for Dry Arrangements

Puzzle Pot – Perfect for Dry Arrangements

This textured grey puzzle pot with turquoise rings formed part of the Intellectual Property Exhibition at Alliance Francais .  The function was held in Durban earlier this year.  It was the first larger item  that I made from Puzzle pieces.  Last year I created some...

Springbok Chandelier from Hand-cut Map Paper

Springbok Chandelier from Hand-cut Map Paper

I've wanted to work with silhouettes of South African animals.  As a result, This Springbok chandelier mobile gave me the chance.  A real delight to artistically represent a national South African animal.  It is entitled Sit-Spring-Stand It is one of a trio on...

A Light Fitting From Suspended Fondue Forks

A Light Fitting From Suspended Fondue Forks

I am always on the lookout for interesting material that is no longer needed.  I've wanted to do something with fondue forks for a long time. Ever since I started noticing bulging mounds of them for sale at our local SPCA charity store. I experimented with...

Puzzle Piece ‘Pottery’ Light Pendants

Puzzle Piece ‘Pottery’ Light Pendants

I grew up in a home with my mom being passionate about puzzles. I have memories of her dining room table being filled bit-by-bit with the evolving image of a landscape, country-side scene or a map. They've kept her company, even now in the late years of her life. I've...

The Wood Work Furniture Collection

The Wood Work Furniture Collection

The Wood Work Story I am a collector of goodies. I am energised by the vibrant rhythm of similar items grouped together. Lately i have been drawn to wooden items - in particular wood that 'works' for us. (wood work) I have picked up many homeless wooden kitchen...

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Quick Dinner Decor Project

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Quick Dinner Decor Project

This is a fun and super quick way to give a dinner party a vibrant hand-crafted touch.  Quickly dip-dye paper serviettes (or napkins) in diluted food colouring, allow to dry and use! (Pictoral and video Instructions for making the dip dyed serviettes below) Dip dyed...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes from Painted Book Print

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes from Painted Book Print

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes The Strelitzia is a vibrant indigenous South African flower - also known as The Bird of Paradise Flower or the Crane Flower.  It's name suits it's bright and angular appearance! It was lovely to make a set of buttonholes for a wedding with...

Rose Bouquets – Paper Blooms for a Very Special Occasion

Rose Bouquets – Paper Blooms for a Very Special Occasion

We have been commissioned to create a number of paper rose bouquets for an upcoming wedding. It has been such a delightful process for a  few reasons - Roses are beautiful blooms to create Adding some red paper to the book print paper has created a fresh vibrant feel...

Book Art Poster for Literature Conference

Book Art Poster for Literature Conference

Delighted to have our Freshly Found Folded Book Photo used for a Book Art Poster  for the Literature and Media Theory Conference ☺ The rhythmic folds and geometric positions of the books were worth capturing when I was busy on a book folding project.  So pleased they...