Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bucket Hat for Dylan

This is a prototype bucket hat made for Dylan.  All ready for the hot South African summer!

Catch a Fish

Dylan's 1st Birthday present made by Grandad! Lazer cut fish painted in bright colours with washers for eyes. Magnet at the end of the line used to catch the funkie fish!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ballet Skirt for Elisa

It was Elisa's 5th Birthday and she just loves ballet.  Sewed up a double full circle skirt for her to enjoy wearing and playing being a ballet dancer! And of course had to make a glitter fairy box for her to put all her hair accessories in!.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

South Africa Keep Calm Coasters

I recently made up these coasters especially suitable for gifts for friends or family living overseas.  Keeping home in mind!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

North Beach

Fun in the sun!. The good old days of hiring lilo's to catch the waves on North Beach! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joggili wooden weather house

Kitsch and a dust collector, as this house may be, it can read the weather!  Made in West Germany, this house used to have flowers and moss planted all around the house and roof. Fine weather days, the lady comes out standing with a posy of flowers and rain, the man who is wearing a rain coat comes out!  Unfortunately this Joggili is missing a therometer and chimney,so it can no longer tell the weather :(

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mutoscope cards

International Mutoscope Co made a penny machine which dispensed cards.  Here are a few interesting cards of glamour girls:

A Perfect Pair!

Scales don't lie!

Just the Type!

Copacabana New York post card by Wesley Morje

Recently found this delightful late 1940's early 50's post card unused and its in perfect condition!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kidz Storage picture frame

Elijah asked for a frame to store his drawings.  Made and painted up this frame whereby the latest drawing is placed in the front of frame and old drawings are stored behind. One way of ensuring your kidz drawings are kept in a safe place without getting lost or damaged and also you can see your kids drawing abilities improve!  This is Elijah's drawing of a fire engine! Fireman/engines are the flavour of the moment! As seen in previous blog, Elijah requested a firemans outfit!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Early 1920's

Found this lovely post card. Based on the age of the cars and style of the ladies frocks!, would say it is early 1920's.

the writing on the reverse writer says the photograph was taken on the beach.  Printed by Happy Snaps, Durban.  It looks like they were strolling along the quay near the habour entrance as the background looks like the Bluff!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Elijah the Fireman!

All little boys grow up and want to be a fireman!  Elijah asked me to make him a fireman's outfit for his 6th birthday. (It had to be red!) Found the fabric @ Waste Centre + Craft Concept.Then the creative juices had to come out to draft the pattern. Instead of drafting the jacket, I searched through old Burda magazines for a pattern I could alter. (Fireman jackets are loose!) The jacket has pockets (all boys want to put things into their pockets!)  Found the perfect belt at Waste Centre for only R4! (can't make one for that price!)
I made the fireman badge as well as his name tag coating it with epoxy.  (Elisa has a name tag as well as a Nurse 911 badge)
The trousers I drafted and they also have pockets.
Elijah could not wait to wear his Fireman's Outfit!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Elijah's Fireman Jacket

Elijah asked me to make him a Fireman's Jacket for his birthday! Also made the badges!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day

This as a coaster and magnet was very popular at the I Heart Market on Saturday!

Even though my mom has passed away, I feel her around me all the time!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vintage Inspiration!

As a little girl, I had friends - the "Coombes girls" who had quite a few Barbies.  All I wanted was a Barbie for Christmas.  Was privileged to get the traditonal blonde Barbie with the black and white striped costume, and her arms even bent. Sadly the one bending arm was faulty, so it had to be returned to USA.  I unfortunatley I only received the replaced Barbie a year later (thats how bad postage used to be!).  they sent me the Jackie O styled Barbie.  See below pic.

I love the twin sets that the likes of Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly used to wear!
Found this lovely Jersey Clip at an antique fair probably 20 years ago and have enjoyed wearing it.

Now that autumn and winter is around the corner, I have made some more up-to-date Jersey Clips which you will be able to buy from Mooi, Miss Happ stand at the I Heart Market and soon to be in other shops or welcome to purchase them directly from me!

Beano gated

Beano is my beautiful "house cat," he never leaves home, hence his size. Lately he has taken to scaling the 6ft Entabeni wall to visit his furry ferial friend.  So, he has been gated for a few days!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Received an interesting collage book last year for my birthday. In it the first photograph gave me the inspiration to make up the magnets in the following photograph:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tiddley Winks!

Tiddley Winks brings back memories of childhood days. Bought this game from Charles at an antique fair.  Not sure why I bought it, but could not resist making sure it came home with me!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Retro Pens

Was delighted when I received these pens and magnets for my birthday!  They remind me so much of Elizabeth who intoduced me to Dennis.  She used to own a blue Corsair!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Charles Jacobie's band in the 60's!

Charles Jacobie and band used to travel around South Africa playing at various holiday venues and City Halls!   This is his band in the 1960's

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stabilo pencil crayons

Found these old pencil crayons in one of  Dennis' boxes! You can write on glass, metal, leather, china in fact anything!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Get Crafty, make it Yourself!

Sadly Rickety Bridge no longer makes their divine Onion Jam, so I decided to make my own! Absolutely divine! yum yum!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Pont!

How the Pont has changed since we last used to go down there for the weekend to enjoy the time water skiing!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tea and cupcake time!

Aah! for that lovely hot cup of tea and cupcake!  Here are a new range of brooches/necklaces!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Custom made for a Client!

Custom made this box for a client for various flavoured drinks which will be displayed in this box!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

RAF sweetheart brooch

Jimmy, my dear friend gave me this most precious RAF sweetheart brooch.  Pilots during the 2nd World War gave their loved ones this brooch before flying off to fight for their country.  Jimmy gave this to his darling wife, Rita.  When Rita passed away, he said I could choose any piece of her jewellery and this is the special gift I chose.  The ribbon behind the brooch was given to Jimmy when he was released from the RAF, supposedly to proudly hang his medals from (which he never collected!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bakers Biscuit tin box with Alice in Wonderland images

Alice in Wonderland biscuit box - could not resist buying this box today to keep some treasures in it!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stellenbosch Market

Stellenbosch Market is the place to be at on Saturdays! Definitely will not go home empty handed!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meet Dutchie's friends!

Dutchies friends:  Spotty, Dotty, Rosie and Daisy! 
These are brooches which can be made into necklaces!
Some are soon to be winging their way down to Cape Town!