Things that make my mouth water

August 21, 2009

Here are some of my favourite things. I am searching high and low to get my hands on them.

This is the first little one to become mine - thanks to Bridge in London!

This is the first little one to become mine – thanks to Bridge in London!

I also own the little chime ball in the pic below.

Yum!

Yum!

If any of you can help me find the following I would be forever grateful and pay you handsomely in whatever currency you want – swaps, cash, etc

look at all the little treaures out there waiting to be found!

look at all the little treaures out there waiting to be found!

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Finally, a blue bird for mylittlebluebird

August 17, 2009

Here is the little ‘Robin’ tile in blue…

My little blue bird tile approx 10cm / 10cm. Cost R100

My little blue bird tile approx 10cm / 10cm. Cost R100

CHINA BLUE

August 17, 2009

Despite our shopping trip, I also managed to get some work done on Sunday.
Here are some examples of my tiles in China Blue.

The Dream tile is 11cm / 16cm and costs R200

The ‘Dream’ tile is 11cm / 16cm and costs R200

'Wish' is also 11cm / 16cm and also costs R200

‘Wish’ is also 11cm / 16cm and also costs R200

'a life lived in fear is a life half lived' is 23cm / 21cm and costs R350

‘a life lived in fear is a life half lived’ is 23cm / 21cm and costs R350

LOOT!

August 17, 2009

Darren and I went second hand shopping on Sunday (we almost didn’t tho because we thought it might be too much hassle with the tiny Noushe and the little Leith). Thank goodness we persevered because we scored BIG time.

Here are some pics of what we found (nothing cost more than R20 which is what I love so much about this kind of shopping).

This is my best item - it is a 1968 Fisher Price musical pony. He needed a bit of repair which I bravely undertook and now he lives again. I think the Bakelite bead which I found to complete the job rocks!

This is my best item – it is a 1968 Fisher Price musical pony. He needed a bit of repair which I bravely undertook and now he lives again. I think the Bakelite bead which I found to complete the job rocks!

Here is the Micky we found. I don’t know his date of birth but I recon he is about 30 years old?

Here is the Micky we found. I don’t know his date of birth but I recon he is about 30 years old?

These are four out of the twelve Play Mobile figures we found - they are dated 1974 (Darren's birth year). I dig their funky Buck Rogers attire.

These are four out of the twelve Play Mobile figures we found – they are dated 1974 (Darren’s birth year). I dig their funky Buck Rogers attire.

Speaking of Buck Rogers, look what POPPED up…

It's a 1994 reprint, but still, for 15 years old it is perfect.

It’s a 1994 reprint, but still, for 15 years old it is perfect.

Here is a pic of one of the main spreads.

Here is a pic of one of the main spreads.

I was delighted to find this bendable Buggs - I remember these from my childhood.

I was delighted to find this bendable Buggs – I remember these from my childhood.

Look at this Fisher Price Camper extravaganza, complete with many people and a dog!

Look at this Fisher Price Camper extravaganza, complete with many people and a dog!

We were CHARMED by many other small creatures such as this wee monkey.

We were CHARMED by many other small creatures such as this wee monkey.

this metal horse (which seems to have rid himself of his cart)

this metal horse (which seems to have rid himself of his cart).

and Mr Cool himself - Popeye (which I think must go to Danie or Alastair).

and Mr Cool himself – Popeye (which I think must go to Danie or Alastair).

Here is the huge pile of treasures – We spent R100 in total!

Gloat Gloat!

Gloat Gloat!

YAY Tomorrow is MARKET DAY

July 31, 2009

Well we are in for a treat of a weekend. Tonight is the Rift Reloaded party and tomorrow morning (maybe not so bright, but early) is the I HEART Durban Market. I have tried to be nerdily organised for this market – I have even bought paper bags.

So here are glimpses of goodies that will be sitting on my side of the table.

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE

Creamy Dreamy Caramel brooches at R 40 each

Creamy Dreamy Caramel brooches at R 40 each

Lemon Cream Biscuit brooches @ R50 each

Lemon Cream Biscuit brooches @ R50 each

Love Heart pins and pendants in three colours @ R30 each

Love Heart pins and pendants in three colours @ R30 each

Three Blind Mice (well i actually have seven blind mice). These are fridge magnets and are @ R 50 each

Three Blind Mice (well i actually have seven blind mice). These are fridge magnets and are @ R 50 each

My last Rolo is for you (but only if you have R 40)

My last Rolo is for you (but only if you have R 40)

Strawberry Whirl Biscuit Brooches @ R 50 each

Strawberry Whirl Biscuit Brooches @ R 50 each

All Sorts of Allsorts, all @ R 40 each

All Sorts of Allsorts, all @ R 40 each

I know you have seen these before, but the Marie Biscuit brooches are my favourites and i have only managed to make four (@ R 50 each)

I know you have seen these before, but the Marie Biscuit brooches are my favourites and I have only managed to make four (@ R 50 each)

Nathalie and Carla I have made up your order, see below. Please dont forget to come and collect the little tiles.

Nathalie's Dream

Nathalie’s Dream

Carla's Peace and Hope with a little Love on the side. The little Dutch girl in me really likes the blue and cream combination.

Carla’s Peace and Hope with a little Love on the side. The little Dutch girl in me really likes the blue and cream combination.

And to end off ….a few variations on my favourites.

My Black Black Heart

My Black Black Heart @ R100

Summer LOVE in the middle of winter @ R 100

Summer LOVE in the middle of winter @ R 100

someone is eating my sweets!

July 29, 2009

It seems that no matter how many sweeties I make there are just not enough.

So today I took a break and went down to the local scrapbooking shop to find a curved edge clipper for my labels. I found it, but I also found delicious papers and so, inspired, I created a new banner for our “I HEART Durban Market” stall. It is a physical banner but you can see the digital version below.
I then proceeded to waste the rest of the day by photographing my goodies on the lovely patterned paper.

I also think I spent more at the scrapbooking shop than I will earn at the market…sigh.

Kraftworks Banner

Kraftworks Banner

Strawberry Whirl brooch on whirl paper

Strawberry Whirl brooch on whirl paper

Baker's Choice All(sorted) Brooches

Baker’s Choice All(sorted) Brooches

allsorts of sweet things

July 29, 2009

These are some of the little brooches (and pendants to come) that I have been making for the next I Heart Durban Market. They are moulded from the actual objects and are cast in coloured Jesmonite with brooch backs sunk into the reverse side for added strength. They are all sold on printed cards and make great small gifts. They are priced between R30 and R50 depending on size.

allsort brooches

allsort brooches

allsort brooch

allsort brooch

loveheart brooches

loveheart brooches

Marie Biscuit Brooch

Marie Biscuit Brooch

Tennis Biscuit Brooch

Tennis Biscuit Brooch

Magnetic Mouse

Magnetic Mouse

Brooches

July 27, 2009

I have been making silicon moulds of small found objects pressed into clay. I then cast the pieces in Jesmonite and sink brooch clasps into the back. All of these brooches are R40 each.

Charmed Brooch (approx 3cm / 2cm)

Charmed Brooch (approx 3cm / 2cm)

Hum Drum Brooch (approx 3cm /5cm)

Hum Drum Brooch (approx 3cm /5cm)

Spoon Feeding Brooch (approx 5cm / 2cm)

Spoon Feeding Brooch (approx 5cm / 2cm)

Speechless Brooch (approx 3cm / 2cm)

Speechless Brooch (approx 3cm / 2cm)

More Tiles

July 27, 2009

Here are pics of a few of my other tiles.

Fruit Tree

Fruit Tree

Giotto Angel

Giotto Angel

Robin

Robin

Inkomazi Cow

Inkomazi Cow

Hello world!

July 27, 2009

Here are some images of the small icons I have been making. They are made out of a material called Jesmonite developed by a company called AMT. Jesmonite is an eco friendly alternative to resin.

Peace, Love and Hope Set

Peace, Love and Hope Set

Dream

Dream

Play

Play

Wish

Wish

a life lived in fear is a life half lived

a life lived in fear is a life half lived


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