Puzzle Pots and Paper Flowers for Exhibition

One of our chief passions at Freshly Found is to recycle papers into beautiful items.  This means that puzzle pieces fall into that 'paper' category.  As a result, fashioning Puzzle Pots has been so satisfying.  We create rounds of puzzle pieces, which are glued,...

Book Art Trophy – Paper Springbok

A recent commission - A Buck Book Art Trophy!   I had made a quick one years ago, and really quite enjoyed fine-tuning the design.  One of them is going to hang in the Kloof SPCA bookshop, and others will be on sale in a couple of local Upper Highway...

Handcraft An 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...

Pink Paper Proteas with Brush-stroked White Highlights

Pink Paper Proteas for a special order.  Highlighted with white paint and mounted around re-cycled fringed paper centres. I loved photographing these blooms outside on the cool shady side of my home in a wooden box by Bruce Eales.   An artistic...

Print Proteas – Deconstructed Book Art

Years ago, we started out making our proteas as a form of deconstructed book art.  What a delight to make a new batch again  Our design has been refined and created out of many different papers over the years.  This batch is on its way to a special YPO...

Vintage Embroidered Linen Brooch – DIY

This is the ideal handcraft to preserve the essence of sentimental embroidered family heirlooms.  The table cloth with a mould stain, or frayed serviettes make ideal material. If you're clearing out and nobody wants Granny's linen - why not make each member of the...

African Proteas with Bright Petals and Protea Print

This latest batch of African Proteas featuring multi-coloured paper petal rounds, highlighted with white stems and white centres.  They are also sporting a few petal rounds of our new Freshly Found Protea Print. I decided to photograph this batch with some...

Bright Feather Jackets Take Flight

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...

Edson Chagas Print Metamorphed into Origami Cranes

I love to recycle!  Usually I recycle papers that are forgotten or destined to be pulped.  These paper origami cranes are on another level!  They are created from an Edson Chagas' Print. I picked it up a few days after the opening of The Zeitz Mocaa Museum  last year...

Decorative Geometric Shapes

We were recently commissioned to create a set of these geometric shape pieces as table decor for an event company.  We enjoyed making them, and now, as a result are delighted to add these polyhedron objects to our portfolio. Before I packed them into a box, I quickly...

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

It's been a delight to work collaboratively with my friend and local Durban Artist - Lesley Magwood Fraser.  Lesley delivered a pile of paintings and drawings to me, and I have cut them up into Paper Strelitzia Blooms, adding some recycled book paper...

Art Proteas for Combined Exhibition in Joburg

Freshly Found has worked on an exciting collaborative project with Durban artist Lesley Magwood Fraser.  Lesley has been preparing for an exhibition in Joburg later this month. Art Proteas We decided to combine our talents.  Lesley had a number of old...