Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thank you, dear Reader

Some time last week my mom gave me these three bags and said that one of her friends at work had started reading my blog and thought that I would be the best person to give these goodies to. She had recently cleaned out her cupboards and was going to throw all this stuff out, but when she saw that I could turn her old scraps and clothes into accessories and other pretty things... well she just had to give it to me! You made the right decision, Gillian! I will use everything in this lucky packet you gave me, to it's fullest potential. Thank you so much for keeping me in mind and feel free to send more unwanted goodies my way.

How awesome is this vintage floral crepe?! ...and thread, and buttons! I'm gonna have fun with these<3 I already know what I'm going to make with the cream and brown chiffon blouse, just watch this space:)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Outfit Love...

This was one of those days when I woke up kind of down, took a shower and started getting my outfit together... when I was done, I was completely cheered up! This one is all Vintage! I'm just loving this outfit! It's so pretty, feminine and fun. The colours are so beautiful and every "unrelated" item worked together perfectly to create a whole lot of happiness.

  • Minty Rose Brooch - These OddOneOut beauties are available @R40 from MishMash
  •  Ivory Necklace - This beauty came from the market in Hartebeestpoort Dam, back when I didn't know much about the whole poaching thing. I would never have bought it had I been wiser then.
  • Vintage belt - This lovely multi-strand-braided, metallic, belt was in a bag full of scraps my Aunt Leiro gave me some years ago.
  • Vintage Floral Dress - this piece of art is not just any vintage dress, it is handmade to perfection. I found it at our local charity shop, Rotary Ann's it was only R25.
  • Vintage leather handbag - many years ago, I found this treasure at the bottom of a crate in some thrift store, I paid R20 for it.
  • Leather sandals - my lovely Mr. P sandals, I love this colour<3
-Minty Rose Brooches-

Ps. check out Bamboo Blossom's 100th post giveaway and interview with me here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


This is my most favourite secondhand shop in Hermanus! I first stumbled upon this little shop when I was on holiday in Hermanus, a year before we moved here. I've been going back to Matchbox regularly for the past two years now. The owner, Irma, has become quite a good friend of mine and I like to just drop in for tea but I always come home with something awesome! I just can't seem to help myself... Matchbox sells anything from records to vintage treasures and the goods are reasonably priced. I wish I had a truck-load of money to spend there, I would clean her out!
 I love how she displays everything! She even painted the walls and put up the wall paper herself, she is such a creative lady<3 &my camera shy friendy:)

 Oh, Irma found Mr. Bunny at an auction, he look to be quite old...even vintage. So she let Mr. Bunny visit me for a while so I can investigate how he was made (I've been working on some plushy OddOne's...shhhh!) 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Outfit Love - warm in autumn

The strange thing about this outfit, is that every item has been in my closet for quite some time now. They are odd pieces that never went with anything else, yet I couldn't get rid of them. Then out of the blue they all just came together, like they'd been waiting for each other :)
  • Leather necklace(trio of hearts) by OddOneOut @R100 from MishMash. This is one of my favourite pieces, it simply goes with everything
  • Silk scarf a gift from my Gran, it is hand dyed using the Batik method
  • Yellow tank top from Mr.Price, I bought this one a year ago
  • Plum cardigan from Meltz, I bought this one two years ago
  • Floral skirt from Smiley's, I bought this when I was still in school. Smily's doesn't even exist anymore but I love this skirt, it's made from a lovely Viscose fabric
  • Brogues from Mr.P, they are so comfy and versatile, I sometimes don't even notice how much I really wear them<3  
There's nothing like a pretty outfit to make you feel good!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Toffie Pop Culture Exhibition, Cape Town

...A quick overview of the amazingly talented people that participated in the Toffie Pop Culture Exhibition, 31 March of this year. We drove through to Cape Town, City Hall from Hermanus for the day and it was awesome! Man, I would love to be apart of this "behind the scenes"! If you know what I mean:)

From the top:
* Collective artwork - Camping
*Team Netherlands - Pier to Pier
*Sharkbro surfboards

 From left clockwise:
* Zimoun Sound Installation - Pro Helvetia
* Team Spain - modular ceramic totem-pole exhibition
* Salome and I - at her Vestibul stall
* Vestibul

From left clockwise:
* I love Screenprinting
* The lovely lady from the Rewardrobe stall, and me(unfortunately, I don't remember her name)
* Team Mexico - El Jimador Toffie Pop wrestling: 
- that's me left
- ...and that's Dave right


Thursday, April 12, 2012

crochet gifting

One day I strolled into my favourite secondhand shop, Matchbox, to show my friend, Irma, a owl hat I had crocheted for my friend Adrienn's baby photography business, Baby Tale. Irma loved it so much that she commissioned one for herself...only, it were to be in soft pastelly pinks, should have a flower and need not look like an owl:) Off course, now I had to find a pattern that would fit an adult... and I did, well, it fits! I found one right here. I changed the pattern to suite my friend's needs and she just loves it, yay! It makes me so happy when people get all excited over something I've made them...

...and just in time for winter which is right around the corner<3


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Autumn is here...

Oh, dear! I'm so sorry that I didn't post my Outfit L.O.V.E. on Tuesday... We were on the road back from George, after spending the Easter weekend with Dave's parents.  It was quite the chilly weekend, rainy with the wind blowing like crazy and just freezing weather. Now we're back and it seems the turn of the season had snuck up on us over night... This outfit love is a perfect Autumn outfit and the orange is so fitting as the leaves start to change colour.
  • Textile necklace @R140 in turquoise& orange is part of my latest range of Textile jewellery by OddOneOut available at MishMash
  • Crop-sleeve knit, I bought from Mr.P quite some time ago
  • Crochet Bracelet/bangle @R50 is always a favourite accessory by OddOneOut available at MishMash
  • Turquoise dress with frill detail I bought from Exact a while back
  • Leggings with Lace are from a local shop
  • 50's Style heels are from Edgars, also bought some time ago
  Love this fun yet sexy little number<3


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just a quick...

& be safe!


Ps. I made this Squirrel from a pattern I found here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ah, I felt like pastels today...

So.... I woke up this morning and felt like wearing pastels. After a bit of digging, I decided to put on the following:
  • Dave gave me the butterfly ring as part of a "lucky packet" Christmas gift three years ago
  • The "B" brooch I bought from my most favourite little second hand shop in Hermanus, Matchbox
  • This beautiful vintage blouse, I found at Rotary Ann's charity shop, in town. I absolutely adore this fabric design
  • I love my trio of OddOneOut necklaces, the rainy cloud necklace is R95 each, the pearl drop necklace is R80 and the three step pearl necklace is R90 and they're all available at MishMash
  • The braid bracelets I made from a Pinterest DIY
  • My stripy shorts are from Mr. P
  • My grey gladiator sandals are also from Mr. P
these colours make me feel like Spring even thought our Autumn has just begun<3

Monday, April 2, 2012

my ribbons have arrived!!!

Ebony&Ivory have the most beautiful selection of ribbons! Their website is just as pretty, I often find myself browsing through there just for the heck of it. Luckily for me, I ran out of ribbons and had to order some more... Don't you just love getting a package in the mail?

 Aren't they just lovely?


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