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...

Paper Origami Cranes and Lilies

We've just finished folding a few hundred origami shapes for a re-launch function in Johannesburg.  We created the traditional Japanese Origami Paper Cranes and Lilies for the event.  The launch of the Yellow Pages Online Directory. Not only did we create...

Apple Coloured Batch of Paper Proteas

Gentle bright and warm apple colours.  This was the theme for this batch of proteas.  Cheerful and yet comforting.  Made from new and some recycled papers in the new Freshly Found Protea design.   We are able to make up proteas in a variety of colours,...

Pretty Pink Proteas

Pink Proteas!  Prototyping a protea that will look good in a bridal bouquet, and be a popular wedding guest favour. In trying out some new designs and colours, these have brought me much joy! Please chat to us about what you would like for your function or wedding....

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...