Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hey Cherry! I got Lucky Packets!

Look at my pretties for my little shop! The pieces of my puzzle are starting to fall in place rather nicely now:) Keep watching this space to see what exiting things lie ahead...

 Just love these Lucky Packets made from vintage story books by Hey Cherry
So pretty, so awesome! They even cater for birthday parties...what a great table gift!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cough, cough, blegh... :(

This year the flu really got the better of me... I've been sick on and off for almost two months now. Just as I feel better... it hits me again with an even worse virus:(  It's soooo frustrating! I've got so much to do and as a result of being ill, I've had to postpone the opening of my shop.  

this song describes exactly how I feel, accept for the disappearing hairline...hehe:(

Thursday, July 7, 2011

pretty little things

a bamby, a bunny and 3 roses...from my favourite antique shop, Romantiques. This is an amazing place to spend your Saturday, when your in Hermanus:)


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Warm and fuzzy...

Circular Loom Knitting! This is such an awesome gadget I found in Pretoria. It come in a pack of four different sizes (Elle circular looms). It works like the little wooden french knitters most of us had when we were kids, this is only bigger. Do any of you remember those? In Afrikaans we called it "tolletjie brei". Directly translated it would be "spool knitting" because back in the day, yarn spools were made of wood. They hit 4 nails in around the hole and there you had yourself a little french knitter. sorry I can't remember where I got this image.

Any case, I found this amazing wool called Monet and it looks just like a Monet painting. It's beautiful in colour and in texture and this is what I made....

It's such beautiful wool, it reminds me of one of my favourite  Monet paintings, Bathing at La Grenouillere, 1869. I just want to get lost in it. For more information on Claude Monet visit: https://www.artsy.net/artist/claude-monet


Saturday, July 2, 2011

...in the the army...

Oh my gosh! I've had an awful week, we moved last weekend and I'm still unpacking. Then I fell sick, again! I had just gotten over the flu a week ago and now I feel ten times worse. Anyway, this morning I couldn't get up (on account of all the meds making me sleepy), then I was awoken by a rather large package held in-front of my face. David went to the Post Office and my package had arrived!
It was the ceramic planes and army men that Angie sent me for my shop, whoohoooo! These little guys are awesome, thank you Angie! Unfortunately one man was injured in transit.  These awesome ceramics were handmade for the Toffie exhibition in March. Twenty-four different people were invited to design on top of twenty-four tables and the brief was to make something inspirational. Being among the twenty-four, this is what Angie and her husband Sean came up with.

Isn't it amazing! It's just so creative! Click on the image above to see in context.

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