~ green, brown and gold ~

use and enjoy what we find in our

 ~ garden and neighbourhood ~

Botanical Bottles

We have made a huge decision - to put our house on the market.  With that has come a mix of emotions  -  the heartache of leaving a much-loved home full of memories behind and the excitement of the adventure of finding something new. It has also resulted in action,...

Autumn Leaf Craft – Heart Leaf Heart

Every year, when the trees are finished using their leaves, they throw piles of them onto the grass in our garden, I like to pick some of them up and use them again! This year I made some goodies for friends. I cut heart shapes out of the leaves, before pressing them...

Seed Curtain

My life philosophy is to use ordinary vintage and found objects as material for something a little extraordinary. And so I used the seeds from the Liquid Amber Tree in my garden to make an outdoor curtain for my patio. I love the softness of the round shapes and the...

Autumn Leaf Art – Light Panels

I love it when a home reflects what's going on - Birthdays, Christmas, World Soccer Cups, etc.  And so its good to reflect that Autumn has been happening here in the Southern Hemisphere! These Autumny wax-paper leaf panels have brought a touch of the outside in and...

Natural Pattern!

I have this deep secret yearning to be a textile designer. I am fascinated by pattern - but my artistic and drawing skills need a lot of help before I can produce something better than a stick figure print! So...I had a few more moments of delight with those African...

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