Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hello Friend:)

A few months ago there was a new follower on my blog, then on Pinterest, then on facebook and then in my  facebook inbox, and the next thing you know we're having lunch at Burgundy's. This lovely lady's name is Natasha and she runs a blog called Bamboo Blossom. It was so nice meeting you, Natasha. She was also the the first to respond to my 100th post give away and she was the lucky draw winner for the doggy badges. We have so much in common and we both love thrifting and discovering awesome finds at our local charity and secondhand shops. She is also a creative like me, check out her Etsy shop here.
I love making new friends:) 


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Outfit L.O.V.E.

My favourite, most playful, outfit... and it cost me almost nothing<3
  • Silk scarf - a gift from Dave's dad.
  • Gypsy earrings - an anniversary gift from Dave (quite a few years ago)
  • Awesome Necklace - bought it from Pep Stores just last Friday and it cost me a whole R2.99!
  • Vintage leather belt - a gift from my aunt Leiro (it was part of her collection of belts from long ago)
  • Vintage cluster necklace - a gift from Dave's mom (she wore it as a young girl - I just twisted it twice to fit around my wrist)
  • Vintage dress - This was my mom's maternity dress (she wore it when she was pregnant with both me and my brother)
  • Leather sandals - Bought from Mr. P last December for R89.99
love how light, happy and fun this outfit makes me feel!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh My Gosh! Apple Blue!

I just stumbled upon this great give away! It's hosted by Apple Blue which is a lovely blog filled with creative things... below are three pieces of vintage fabric that make up part of this give away, wow!

...oh I do wish to be the winner of this one<3

Happy Monday! We have our Winners!!!

Congratulations to Natasha(Bamboo Blossom) and Sarah(Forever God's Princess), you are our 100th post, DOGBOXSTUDIO winners! This should brighten up your Monday for sure!I will send you each an e-mail with further details soon<3 Hope you enjoy your prizes!!!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Last Chance to WIN!

Just to remind you... the entries for my 100th Post Give Away ends Friday at midnight! So get your but here and get your comments in before it's too late!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Outfit Love

I'm in love with this outfit!
  • The lovely triangular floral scarf with pretty trimmings is available at MishMash for only R75
  • I just love this high waisted skirt, bought from Mr.P last year some time. It's so comfy, yet feminine and the vintage polka dot print makes it AWESOME! It also came with this cute little belt which matches up perfectly with...
  • Mr. P brogues <3 
This outfit makes me feel like ME, with almost no effort at all:)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

100th Post Give Away! Yay!

After yesterday's post, I realized that my next post would be my 100th! So to celebrate, I will be hosting a DOGBOXSTUDIO give away! To be the lucky winner of a set of 4 badges, you will need to do the following:
  1. Go to DOGBOXSTUDIO and become follower
  2. Visit their facebook page and click the like button
  3. ...and lastly, leave me a comment telling me if you're a cat or a dog person, savvy?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Outfit Love

 Man, I just love these colours! 
  • My lovely leather trio of hearts necklace, is hand cut &made by me. They will soon be available forsale at our facebook shop, MishMash at R100 each.
  • This amazing Viscose, Navajo print scarf from MishMash is R95. 
  •  My favourite crochet bangle by OddOneOut seems to work with a lot of my outfits and it just adds that lovely detail that makes your outfit unique(similar crochet bangles R50 each from MishMash)
  • The tie-dyed dress is my own d.i.y. It was a beautiful white dress I bought at Mr.P some years ago. One day it came out of the wash full of yellow blotches because someone had put a new garment in the bundle which wasn't colour-fast. The dress was too pretty to throw out but I couldn't wear it like that, so I decided to dye it dark blue. It came out so nice, I wear it almost every day (weather permitting, that is...).
  • Lovely leather-look Brogues from Mr. P, they're so comfortable and the go with pretty much any outfit<3

 Love this outfit on a warm day<3


Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Friday, I'm in love!

Hi-ya, at last! I've really been struggling with my internet the past two weeks :(  But now I'm back online! Here are some lovely pins for you to feast your eyes upon. They're from my Pinterest Board awesome fibres
I love collecting all these beautiful crochet images on my Pinterest! It's so inspiring and motivating to see what other people around the world are creating <3

Have a beautiful Friday

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Clock D.I.Y.

The other day Dave and I saw this raw clock form while we were browsing through the craft store in Somerset West. So we gathered-up all the clock-parts needed to make the clock and set off for home. 

What you need:
  • a wooden clock form of your choice
  • a clock mechanism 
  • clock arms of your choice
  • any wood primer
  • high gloss spray paint(in the colour of your choice)
  • news paper to work on
D.I.Y. :
  1. Paint your clock form with the wooden primer, at least two layers(leaving to dry between layers)
  2. When dry, spray with high gloss spray paint, as many layers as needed(leaving to dry between layers)
  3. Now, using a different colour high gloss spray paint, spray your clock arms to match your clock/theme.
  4. Attach your clock mechanism at the back of your clock form, fasten your clock arms and Bob's your uncle!

Isn't it just a beauty? It's so quick and easy to make and it really turns that boring white wall into a classy, yet simplistic focal point.

Hope you enjoy making your own clock as much as I enjoyed making this one:)


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