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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...

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...

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Quick Dinner Decor Project

This is a fun and super quick way to give a dinner party a vibrant hand-crafted touch.  Quickly dip-dye paper serviettes (or napkins) in diluted food colouring, allow to dry and use! (Pictoral and video Instructions for making the dip dyed serviettes below) Dip dyed...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes from Painted Book Print

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes The Strelitzia is a vibrant indigenous South African flower - also known as The Bird of Paradise Flower or the Crane Flower.  It's name suits it's bright and angular appearance! It was lovely to make a set of buttonholes for a wedding with...

Stage Design – Curtain of Paper Leaves

Recently I was involved in designing a paper installation for an exciting stage backdrop. The stage decor team at my church CityHill Hillcrest, decided on a paper leaf theme to coincide with Autumn and to have an beautiful opportunity to recycle discarded office...

Baby Shower – Paper and Sari Decor come to the party!

It was so much fun to host a baby shower for my daughter a few months ago.  Together, her sister and I put together a special day, with the help of some family andfirends.   We made  sari bunting, tissue paper wall flowers, paper pin-wheels and photo-props.  A great...

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children's puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured...

Peg People

Peg people - a quick fun project.  Make up a community of useful helpers. Here's How to DIY: Click on the link below, and download the pattern. Print it out and cut out the peg strips. Leave plain or decorate. Glue the strips to the peg with wood glue. Make sure to...

Geometric Paper Desk Set

Stationery Storage - Desk set.  This is a variation on the paper terrariums from last week.  Follow the instructions, but cut out only 2 of the windows. This allows easy access, while partially obscuring the contents. I used paper from an old atlas.  It's really good...

Paper Terrarium DIY

It's been very pleasing to see beautiful angular terrariums in so many places lately.  The vibrant geometric shape softened by the fresh green leaves of the resident plants makes a great decor item. A paper terrarium is an innovative variation of the original -...

Chat Sticks – DIY Game

Making and connecting in community.  I love to give something handmade whenever I give a gift.  Just recently I made this game to give to a friend on her wedding day. These chat sticks are a simple fun project to make together and use.  They are conversation ignitors...

Design Indaba Creative Collab Durban

Tonight is the opening of the Creative Collab Durban.  An exciting exhibition with some amazing local talent. I've been setting up the Freshly Found display. The focus of the stand is the bespoke design installations we do.    To showcase this, we've produced a...

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