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!
I also own the little chime ball in the pic below.
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!
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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!
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.
Speaking of Buck Rogers, look what POPPED up…
It’s a 1994 reprint, but still, for 15 years old it is perfect.
Here is a pic of one of the main spreads.
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!
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).
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!
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
Lemon Cream Biscuit brooches @ R50 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
My last Rolo is for you (but only if you have R 40)
Strawberry Whirl Biscuit Brooches @ R 50 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)
Nathalie and Carla I have made up your order, see below. Please dont forget to come and collect the little tiles.
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 @ R100
Summer LOVE in the middle of winter @ R 100
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.
Strawberry Whirl brooch on whirl paper
Baker’s Choice All(sorted) Brooches
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.
Marie Biscuit Brooch
Tennis Biscuit Brooch
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)
Hum Drum Brooch (approx 3cm /5cm)
Spoon Feeding Brooch (approx 5cm / 2cm)
Speechless Brooch (approx 3cm / 2cm)