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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...

Paper Feathers [and Hearts]

We [I have help today - thanks mom] are preparing for the i♥market tomorrow.  These paper feathers will be part of the scene. The weather forecast says there will be a shower in the morning, so I can't think of a better place to be than warm and under cover at the...

Jacobean Paper Embroidery

All the work I do with books, leaves me with lots of paper print offcuts.  I am fascintated with the different fonts and colours of the book pages and the way they age differently. I have a serious collection of vintage craft books too, and so I used a Jacobean...

100% Silkiness!

I have a huge vintage tie collection, because I have a soft spot for all the  beautiful paisley and other miniature prints they are made of.I could not resist this bright green 100% silk one I found the other day and transformed it into a necklace and flower pin for...

Rescued and Recommissioned!

Hot off the press - this carry bag made from a found piece of embroidered linen!It will be at the market on Saturday and in the online shop soon......if I don't claim it for...

The Shaw Sisters

I was so pleased to get a copy of the November 2010 edition of Business Day's Wanted Mag.  It featured an article on South African design products, including the folded book decorations from the Shaw Sisters! Visit their website to see these ornaments made for them by...

Sari Garland

 New at the Market this month, was the Freshly Found Sari Garland. It is made from vibrant vintage sari fabric. The necklace is knotted and weighted with glass spheres and comes with a handmade detachable flower brooch. It looks good worn as jewellery around the neck...

Indie Flags

In a country that's had it's ups and downs, we are experiencing a time of incredible national pride here in South Africa.  Hosting the Soccer World Cup has been an exciting and unifying experience.There are lots of South African flags to buy out there, but my daughter...

Retro Boxes!

We have really felt the full tropical extent of our city over the last few days.  The weather has been unbearably hot and humid.  Fortunately this evening has brought a refreshing cool breeze!I couldn't bear to work with fabric in this heat, so I have spent a number...

Glove Cushion Covers!

Finally I have my series of hand-stitched Cushion Covers in my etsy shop! Each one has a vintage pair of gloves appliqued with a short comment stitched on too!I'd like to introduce them to you:"Home at Last" "Round and Round the Garden to..." "I Could have Danced all...