Pure White Paper Proteas

An enormous batch of paper proteas.  Perhaps the largest we've ever created.  It was a delight to make up this bunch for a corporate client in Cape Town. We've been making proteas for years, and they remain a fresh vibrant paper flower option. Freshly Found is based...

Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

Paper Poppies - creating the parchment version of Papaver nudicaule, more commonly known as the  Iceland Poppy was a colourful delight.  The gentle, bright hues were a treat to work with.  Following this commission, we've added these to our Freshly Found...

Puzzle Pot – Perfect for Dry Arrangements

This textured grey puzzle pot with turquoise rings formed part of the Intellectual Property Exhibition at Alliance Francais in Durban earlier this year.  It was the first larger piece that I made from Puzzle pieces.  I had made some smaller simpler pieces for The...

Springbok Silhouette Mobile – Hand-cut Map Paper

I've been wanting to work with silhouettes of South African animals and this chandelier-mobile gave me the chance.  It is entitled Sit-Spring-Stand and is one of a trio that I am exhibiting at The Intellectual Property 2017 Exhibition at The Plant in...

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

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...

Create a Playing Card House

You need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house.  Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2 houses from 1 pack of cards. The whole process requires no cutting and no glue.  All you need is the cards, and a scoring...

Pretty Keychains – Crafted and Recrafted

Keychain - What to do with a once beautiful piece of embroidery work, that has seen better days.  These keychains help to solve that dilemma. I've managed to source a few pieces of vintage linen that were damaged or less than perfect.  I've been re-working...

Tapestry Cushions (Pillows) – Found and Featured

I am always on the lookout for treasures.  When I find someone's beautiful handiwork, that has been forgotten or has never had a chance to shine, I am so delighted to give it a moment! Tapestry Cushion Covers These gorgeous tapestries had never been framed when I came...

Book Fold Candle Holder – DIY Bibliogami Project

Bibliogami is the art of making useful or beautiful objects from books.  In this project Candle Holders are made from roll-folded books.  The Book Fold Candle tea light holders have the imposing appearance of decorative pillar candles.  A few can be created from 1...

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – DIY

What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression.  A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function.  Neither of us had tried it before.  We put in some research, and were delighted with the result.  It was a great...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled books - (which originally came from trees themselves). This one has been decorated with pressed leaves from my garden.  The...