Design Stories

Dried Agapanthus – Bare Bloom Beauty!

Dried Agapanthus – Bare Bloom Beauty!

Agapanthus are definitely one of my favourite flowers.   Their beautiful blue is captivating, and they are structurally so pleasing!    Dried Agapanthus Flowers Last year we had our best crop ever.  I picked numerous blooms for our home.  I was fascinated by...

Geometric Screen-print from Bright Colours

Geometric Screen-print from Bright Colours

These are the new kids on the block - Geometric Screen-print covered Ottomans.  I created them with bright Aquatex fabric paints, printed onto linen.  (Actusally - some vintage linen curtain fabric I had on hand)   Along with the dark and light gray polka dots, I love...

Rag Balls – Compelling Decor for Your Home

Rag Balls – Compelling Decor for Your Home

Rag balls - Are you looking for a quick, hopeful decor project for your home?  Something therapeutic to make, but simple and not too time consuming.   Make these rag balls  from fabric offcuts or recycled clothing.  Each one will have its own story to tell.  How to...

Fresh Green and White – Stencil Print Leaf Logo

Fresh Green and White – Stencil Print Leaf Logo

Stencil Leaf Print Masks An exciting project with just the correct balance of challenge and pleasure, for the newbie printer that I am.  A stencil leaf print logo for protective wear was a satisfying commision. The client supplied me with an image of the logo.  I...

Paper Roll Pot – Marbled Black, Grey and Cream

Paper Roll Pot – Marbled Black, Grey and Cream

I am keen to push my paper crafting passion in some new directions. This paper roll pot was a fun project to start the year with. It looks good on our newly chalk-painted vintage desk, and it has some rather classy company! The desk top spot also features a delightful...

Cape Honeysuckle Leaf Print on Hexagonal Paper Vase

Cape Honeysuckle Leaf Print on Hexagonal Paper Vase

The Story of The Hexagonal Paper Vase My continuous exploration to see what I can do with paper and what paper can do for me  resulted in this latest project.  It started spontaneously.  I bought a box of Rotatrim paper, and once the reams were packed into the office...

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for the round wreathes are obvious.  The book paper, used for the bow decor, was washed in paint - to mask the print and add...

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

We're passionate about creating beautiful items from recyled papers.  Consequently, puzzle pieces, sourced from local charity stores, fall into that 'paper' category.  As a result, it was so satisfying to fashion Freshly Found Puzzle Craft Pots How did we make...

Springbok Trophy – Folded Book Craft

Springbok Trophy – Folded Book Craft

An exciting recent commission to create a Folded Book Buck Trophy!   You may have seen that years ago I had made a quick prototype.  Consequently I found the prospect of fine-tuning the design quite exciting.  We created a fair size herd.!  As a result a Freshly Found...

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

We decided we needed a larger, stronger mop at home. We were not able to find one that was substantial enough to clean our home filled with tiles. A strong wooden handle was also a better option than the thin plastic and metal option that store-bought mops...

Bright Feather Jackets – Special Project

Bright Feather Jackets – Special Project

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...

Decorative Geometric Shape Pieces for Event

Decorative Geometric Shape Pieces for Event

We created a set of  Geometric Shape pieces for an event company.  They needed table decor for a special occasion. Consequently we are delighted to add these polyhedron objects to our portfolio.  These decorative mini structures are bright, vibrant and life-giving.I...