Saturday, September 23, 2017

Puzzle Light Pendants


My local charity stores are a great source of the material.  I am especially happy when I see a label that says 2 pieces missing! Assembling the pots or pendants is time consuming, but rewarding.  Although it is basically a paper construction, they are surprisingly sturdy – probably strengthened by the wood glue I use to assemble them.
Viewed from the side or on top – the variety of shades of the muted cardboard backing is gentle and pleasing.  The surprise comes, when viewing the article from underneath – the vibrant mixture of coloured puzzle pieces comes in to view.
My latest piece – a trio of puzzle piece light pendants.  They are part of my submission to the annual  2017 Intellectual Property Exhibition in Durban.  The event is organised byRobin Opperman of Umcebo Trust and this year it will take place at The Plant in the Station Road Precinct of Durban from the 5th to the 7th October.  It is a great showcase of local creativity, art and craft in the Durban and surrounding area.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Have Fun Making a Playing Card House

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Keychains created from Vintage Embroidery

Keychain – What to do with a once beautiful piece of embroidery work, that has seen better days.  These keychains help to solve that dilemma.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tapestry Cushions (Pillows) – Found and Featured

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Book Craft - Candle Holder – DIY Project

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan


What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression. A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function. It was a great opportunity to put Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the test as a fabric dye. Neither of us had tried it before, but we were delighted with the results.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves


Monday, October 10, 2016

Depression Glass Collection? Rose Gold Glass with Copper

Collecting – Rose Gold Glass with Copper
The title of this post has nothing to do with my current state of mind!  There's a whole story behind it...
Rose gold is the term I used to describe the colour of this collection of vintage glassware.  We collected bits and pieces over the past few months for a special family wedding.   Now that the memories of a wonderful day are safely packed away, I am enjoying the collection on display for a while in my home.

Monday, October 03, 2016

A Freshly Found Wood Work Story

The Wood Work Story

I am a collector of random goodies. The vibrant rhythm of similar items grouped together really energises me
I have been drawn to wooden items – in particular wood work that ‘works’ for us.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Print Paper Roses


 A Fresh batch of an old favourite☺ Read more about us making some up for your special function over here