Vintage Linen Recycled- Pillow Covers DIY

Here some vintage tablecloths make pretty pillow covers, with no cutting and minimal sewing.  I have used these covers in my guest room as a decorative and useful way to store spare pillows. If you would like to make one yourself, you will need: 1 embroidered...

Cross-Stitch Therapy

A dishcloth to add to your collection. Finish this quick and easy cross-stitch pattern in an evening and satisfy your need to create something with your hands!    Use a black crochet thread and a budget checked dishcloth.   The crosses on this one were worked into...

Farm Kitchen – Game Farm Life

We've just returned from an amazing few days on a Game Farm in Klaserie. Our friends invited us to their family farm.  Even with an almost 12 hour road trip to get the camp, it was so worth it. It was wonderful to be in the bush, but I was fascinated by the simple,...

Recycled Tapestry – FOUND! Tropical Parrot

This pretty polly was a stray from the SPCA.  I knew I could give her a happy place to stay, so took her home with me, and set her free from the mouldy frame she was trapped in.   She brightens a corner of my living room now.  I can leave her cage door open and don't...

Folded Book Shelving – Decor Storage

Barrel Roll Folded books stacked into shelving.  The print stripes and gentle folds form a pleasing rhythmic backdrop to some quirky collectibles.Folded Book Shelving The delicate book rolls are surprisingly stable and can be stacked in many combinations.  Here we...

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...

Paper Origami 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...

Book Paper Trophy

I have been focusing largely on paper art and craft lately  There are some gorgeous goodies in production at the moment.  I am loving the challenge of seeing just how much can be done, with vintage book paper in particular. Last week I received an enquiry about a...

Vinyl Record Craft – Quick Cake Stand Tut

Here's a quick project to put together, using spare vinyl records and some vintage vases.  This cake stand is made from stuff you probably already have at home. It can add a touch of whimsy to your table setting.  Use it to serve delicate cakes or biscuits. You will...

Recycled Linen Serviettes – Garland

These gorgeous cotton serviettes were a recent exciting find.  They are hand embroidered, edged with cotton crochet and in pretty good condition! I made a garland from the serviettes - A pretty way to store them until needed - Folded, pinned and clipped onto thick...

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...

Vinyl Record Recycled – Desk Top Accessories

Ready for this Saturday's i♥market and for Father's Day - Vinyl Memo Note Holders and Pencil Holders, both made from vintage single records.  I love it when you come and say hi! Freshly Found will not be at the Wondermarket on Sunday, due to being hemmed in at...

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