Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just a little taste of what lies ahead...

Everyone keeps asking me "so, have you open that shop yet?" well just about... David and I are opening a small shop in Hermanus. It will be an Art, Design, Gift shop. Our aim is to get local suppliers, artists from South Africa and mainly from our surrounding area. I put this collage together of images I collected from all over the Net. This is my inspiration for the atmosphere and decor of our shop.
more will be revealed soon...
Please forgive me if I cannot remember where I got the images, as I went through a lot of them. The only image I do know, is the top middle one which is from Cupcake Couture.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Look what I scored! Yay!

I was visiting my friend, Irma, at her little second hand shop called Matchbox. As we were chatting my eyes were scanning the shop for something that would jump out at me, but nothing did. So as she got busy, I took a more thorough look around. And under a heap of old handbags I found my little Leather bag's soul mate! The handbag, I had bought from a second hand shop a few years back. I can't even remember where that was.

It was just waiting for me to come and take it home:)

China Town:))

My favourite sweets would have to be White Rabbit sweeties! The ginger sweeties are quite yummy but very sticky to chew. The other sweets with their pretty packaging turned out to be salty prunes... they taste a bit like medicine. I have no doubt that they are very healthy but they're not so great on the taste buds, yucky!
 Oh, look! We've got ourselves a couple of White Rabbit Moustach's, hehehe!
I just love Chinese tea's mmmmm...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

REPOST: Artist Interview & Giveaway - Felt Fox Pin by Mariet Fosloo

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Mariet Vosloo. Mariet is a designer and crafter living in Cape Town. She created her own label, PONCHO, and makes incredible, one of a kind brooches. She also does some freelance graphic design from time to time. I hope you enjoy getting to know this very talented lady! Thank you Mariet for providing the beautiful photos! 

How did you get started creating such beautiful brooches?
My love for handmade things started when I was little. My mom and granny are two very talented ladies and always kept me busy with some sort of crafty thing. My mom and I used to make pouches for my marbles, dolls clothes, pencil cases, the list goes on. My granny is an exceptional knitter and always kept her pieces of scrap wool, which made for pretty cool holidays and some really scary creations, like the little multicolored blanket I knitted for my miniature poodle, Tjokkie. Poor Tjokkie, he must have had nightmares sleeping on that.

In Primary School, Fridays used to by my favorite day of the week. Not because it was the start of the weekend, but because we had two whole periods of needlework at the end of the day!

Later on I realized that I really loved embroidering. Most of my pieces are animal characters. Combining my love for animals with my love for embroidering and sewing is super satisfying. I love the freedom I have when I work by hand and to see how all the little stitches come together to form the final piece.

Your brooches are very detailed! About how long does it take you to make just one?
On average, between one and two full days. 

Mariet's step-by-step process for making "Sailor Tom"
What inspires you to create?
Nature, especially animals. More specifically, my cats, Bobby and Snoekie.
My fellow animals nuts, a.k.a my family.
Rouleaux, my always positive and supportive boyfriend who is an amazing graphic designer.
Reading the blogs of people who's work I admire.
The library. It's impossible not to become inspired when you're surrounded by a zillion books.
Rouleaux's vinyl collection.

Describe your creative process.
I really enjoy making custom pieces and when I get an order I usually do some drawings first. 90% of the time though the drawing and the final piece don't look alike at all. Sometimes I just start embroidering with an idea and some sort of picture bouncing around in my head. I like it when a piece evolves while I'm working. Keeps it exciting.

What keeps you busy, apart from your crafty business?
I'm crazy about succulent plants and spend a lot of spare time gardening. And I love going on little hiking adventures, but now with the arrival of Winter I foresee a lot of movies, pancakes and listening to vinyls. Oh and loads of crossword puzzles, reading and kitty cuddling.

Thank you so much Mariet! Your brooches are simply stunning. 

Mariet was kind enough to offer my readers this adorable fox pin called "Sailor Tom" for a giveaway! 

How to Enter:

1. Follow Mariet's blog Kittens with Mittens and leave a comment here. 
2. Follow this blog One Sheepish Girl and leave a comment here. 
3. Spread the word! Share on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or blog about this giveaway and leave a separate comment for each entry. Please include the link where you shared this post in your comment. 
4. If you tweet about this giveaway mention my twitter name @sheepishknit so I can see your entry! You can tweet once a day and leave a separate comment for each tweet. 

*You must leave a separate comment for each entry in order to be considered to win! Please leave your e-mail address as well so I can contact you!*

The giveaway ends on 5/22 and I will announce the winner on 5/25. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Looky what I did:)

I re-vamped and old shelf I found in my Grandfather's garage a few years back. And now it's pretty!!!


Hello again Wolves!

We couldn't go to Joburg and not pop in at Wolves . I love that place! Just sorry I missed Angie again!  Maybe next time:(
Hello Wolves. My, how you've grown!

 Yum! ...and stuff our faces, we did!

Dave, that moustache looks rather good on you:)

Hello Angie! I made that:)
The art on the wall looks Awesome, I love the colours.

 Good Bye Wolves, Thanx for the Chappies:)


..and all the way to Joburg!

Man, How time flies! I've got so many photo's and posts and news and awesome stuff to share and catch up on... But first, When in Gauteng we went to Joburg to do some supply sopping, and stayed over at Dave's grandparents:)
What a pretty garden...
David's grandfather (Kenneth, Morris Badenhorst) and grandmother (Hope, Deseree Badenhorst). Dave's Gran grabbed her pot of flowers for the second photo, she said that they were so pretty and are blooming now for the first time... 

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