Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Big smiles for Christmas! May this time be a blessing to everyone and may love, peace and hope prevail.
Please drive safe!

Above is a sketch of my friend Buntu... he saw some of the drawings and paintings I did as a kid and said that he will only be able to see if I can draw if I do a portrait of him. I procrastinated but finally finished it. I am yet to give it to him and hear what he has to say!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pretty Patterns

I bought these beautifull 50's, 60's and 70's dress patterns a while ago for next to nothing... in total they cost me R8,50! Now I just need someone who can make them for me... any takers? :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Culmination of jewellery course

above: birdlove necklace
above: Twice as Nice ring
above: Organic ring

And so the jewellery course I recently started doing came to an end last week :(.
Above are three pieces I made from silver. It was very interesting to be exposed to all the processes involved in creating silver jewellery for instance rolling, soldering, sawing, filing, hammering etc.
Would love to have a studio where I can create more pieces of jewellery.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Girls just wanna have FUN!!

Last weekend my girlfriends and I went to Robertson to visit our friend Lizelle in her new home.
We helped her turn her garden into a Chelsea entry....or at least that's what we think!
Above are some pictures I took of special corners in and around her house... looks like it came straight out of the pages of an interior design magazine!
Can't wait to visit her again!  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beginners Jewellery Classes

I recently started taking a part time course in Beginners Jewellery Design and Manufacture and I made this ring in my first class. It still needs to be polished and can be engraved. Its so much fun to design and make jewellery. I love working with my hands! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another delivery to Beatnik Bazaar!

Beatnik Bazaar situated in the Mythology Shop, 100 Main Road, Kalk Bay.

I'm so excited every time Beatnik Bazaar places another order for my leather journals. Beatnik Bazaar is a quirky shop in Kalk Bay that stocks only local and handmade designer goods. Follow the Beatnik Bazaar blog here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pushing Daisies

I just love the show pushing daisies. The colourful interiors and fashion make my Thursday evenings!

Drawing Hands

We're studying the anatomy of the human body in illustration class at the moment and this week, I'm focusing on drawing hands. I'm trying to draw a hand each week. This is what I have so far.

Hands are so expressive, one can sometimes only look at the hands of others to know what they are feeling or trying to say. For instance, the hands in the two pictures above convey two very different feelings. The first one being soft and experimental and the second one is strong and forceful.

What do you think?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Two vintage chairs for sale!

I'm selling two of these chairs for R800. They were recently upholstered.
If anyone is interested and can come and fetch it (I live in the Cape Town area) let me know at vintagecraftstudio@gmail.com or leave a comment! 

Friday, June 11, 2010

It is HERE!

Last night's kickoff concert in Orlando Stadium, Soweto

I woke up to a celebration of vuvuzelas in the streets this morning. The FIFA World Cup is here at last! After years of preparation we can finally welcome the world  to our beautiful country. The best thing for me about this whole event is the way in which it unified us as South Africans. We have put aside all the negative feelings and actions and now share the same feeling... absolute rapture!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Crocheted earrings

i call these my 4th of july earrings cause they look so american to me.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


this is an owl i finished making over the weekend. his eyes shine in the dark!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Imagenius to be the second stockist of my handmade leather journals!

There is a good chance that the beautiful and quirky store Imagenius is going to be stocking my journals! The shop is owned by sisters Jaqui (picture above) and Mandy Hunter and contains anything and everything that they consider to be unique and exciting. Imagenius is located at 117 Long Street, Cape Town. Visit their website at  http://www.imagenius.co.za/
May this be the start of many good things to come!
Hold Thumbs!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Went to the beach today and this is what I brought back.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Vintage finds on Gumtree

Have a look at these sweet finds on Gumtree... a faux leather couch with chairs, an art deco chair and a white retro vinyl couch.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Portraying emotion through colour and texture

some illustrations i did for a class project

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Winter Boots

I recently bought these lovely boots for R99!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


If I could choose a store to be my closet, I would surely pick Anthropologie! Their clothes are so smart-sassy-cute and beautiful! Each item has a pretty name too like "Cloudfish Skirt", "Catmint Dress" and "Things & Joys Dress". The Americans are SO lucky! :(

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Winter Is Upon Us!

Although it's not my favourite season (summer is!), I finally decided to accept the fact that winter is upon us and sought out some interior inspiration to get myself in the mood for this cold and wet time of year.