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Daisies in the Grass – DIY

The Rose has but a Summer reign, The daisy never dies. James Montgomery  The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.  Robert Burns  I'd like to introduce you to a freshly found paper batch of those simple long lasting flowers that the quotations above describe so...

How to Whip up Chopstick Origami Flowers

I think chopsticks make much better flower stems that eating utensils! This is purely my personal belief because I battle to use them in any way that is significantly satiating to my hunger! Here we used these wooden stems with traditional origami lilies to make a...

Paper Earrings

Freshly Found Heart Shaped Earrings made from recycled book spines And recycled packaging materials... Happy Valentine's...

Cotton Print Trees

Christmas Time with bonded paper and fabric squares folded into mini trees. The delicate bright green floral sari prints are all the decorating these simple trees need. They may be folded from a square of normal paper or light cardboard, but here they are made from a...

Modular Paper Tree for Christmas

This year some alternate Christmas decor is up and hanging in our living space. Recycled paper square were folded and suspended to form a modular hanging tree. I love the vibrant geometric textured feel. It is made from individual folded squares of recycled paper, and...

Thoughts on Hummingbirds

 I don't think I've seen a hummingbird in real life.  Here in Southern Africa, we have similar sunbirds, but no true hummingbirds.  We've seen a couple of hummingbird images on the net in the last few days with the unfolding of the Woolworths / Euodia Roets plagiarism...

Mild Mustard

Just finished a Dusty-Yellow coloured paper project!  Hand painting the paper with this warm colour has endeared me a little to this hot dog hue....

Book Bunting

Freshly Found cut-out and ink-coloured hearts on book paper bunting at the Amazing Alternate Wedding Fair in Durban this weekend.   Visit the Fair between 9 and 3 on Sunday at Upstairs, 202A Florida Road, Durban.  If you would like to make these up yourself - This is...

Gentle Gentian

Today we are going to be making up a large batch of paper boutonnieres or buttonholes.  It reminded me of some we made a while ago.  We had 2 weddings with a similar colour theme, and used gentian violet to dye the paper.   Gentian violet has a few medical and...

Paper Teapot Trio

I am a collector of vintage How-to books.  I love the hand drawn diagrams and antiquated pics. I love to catch glimpses of the history of modern crafts and I guess I am hopeful of perhaps rediscovering a forgotten craft. What a great find the Book - Secrets of Origami...

Strelitzias

I've been working like crazy to list all the paper flowers in the online store before leaving for the Design Indaba Expo.   The range of  strelitzias are going in this morning -  Hand painted,  Natural Rooibos and red cabbage dyed,  as well as a batch made from...

Agapanthus

The Agapanthus is another one of my favourite South African flowers that grow in my garden.  The simple purplish blue funnel shaped flowers suspended by green stalks in a botanical pompom give me so much pleasure.   It's been a delight to artistically represent these...

Birds and Crosses…

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a new range of recycled paper flowers.  Today I am introducing you to the Strelitzias These South African blooms have been created from packaging waste and wax sticker backing paper. We've created a lovely Freshly Found...

Itswhatiminto – Wrapped Up

On Wednesday, a group of us Durban bloggers were invited to a special tea with Sara Trickett and Tyrone Bradley of Itswhatiminto. We had each been given a sealed gift, which we had to wrap.  When we arrived, the parcels were photographed and then we got to open our...

Paper Cut Pattern Houses

I've enjoyed making these mini houses from a variety of recycled paper.   I particularly enjoyed adding a touch of hand cut paper colour.  These houses look good in a row, or they can be hung up with a string loop.  Ideal for Christmas...

Confetti..

Confetti - A multitude of pieces of paper... Things have been quiet on the social media side, because I have been so busy with a multitude of Freshly Found projects and orders. This custom made confetti from differently textured papers is the most recent one to be...

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