Craft, Home, Products

Tea towels

A very talented friend of mine makes all sorts of beautiful things but these just take the cake. I’m a sucker for a good tea towel. Go take a look at her blog for more of her work.

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Baby shower

I went to a friend’s baby shower on Saturday – ate far too many savoury snacks but I couldn’t help myself. After being so strict during the week with diet and training, I felt like spoiling myself. If you’re interested in getting personalised bunting made for parties, eco-friendly stripy straws or any other party decorations, go take a look at Cherry Blossom for more details on products and ordering.

 

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Naju

My friend Sam came back home on a short holiday with her partner Lloyd and new baby girl, Ella. A friend of hers that she used to work with, made Max and Freya a little knitted tooth each. It’s got a dent at the top for the tooth and then the tooth fairy replaces the tooth with money. I loved this idea and thought it was so sweet. Sam was worried about giving me both after we lost Max but I wanted both of them. Our babies came out as a pair and these gifts were made for them both as a pair and that’s the way it’ll stay. Big thanks to Shahnaz Ahmed for taking the time out and making these for our kids even though you’ve never even met us! Please go take a look at her website and she’s also on Etsy.

Sam also got me this very cool tea towel from a pop up shop called Ham. A rabbit bouncing on a trampoline – how could you not love that?

The tapestry ‘rabbit on my head’ will get hung up in Freya’s room.

Thanks Sam for being the incredibly generous person that you are. Love you so much.

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Stokperd

Love the logo. Love the website. Love the photography. Love the products.

My friend Chelle sent me the link to her friend’s website a few weeks ago. I want just about everything on this site.

In Monya Eastman’s own words: I custom make just about anything and everything from tables, benches, shelves, chairs, chest of drawers, desks, storage, displays, mirrors, beds, head boards, bread boards and other cool stuff.

Here are a few of my favourite items.

 

 

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Local artists

Please go take a look at our local artist’s new blog for some inspiration – Bronwen and her husband Darren have started a joint venture now. I’m already excited as I’ve just read about the Kloof SPCA which is apparently amazing – hoping to find some toys and books for Freya there. I love second hand shops and miss Fara which is in London. You could get amazing baby’s clothes which had hardly been used for £1 a piece. What a bargain. I’m not too sure where the SPCA is in Kloof but I work out that way so I’ll find out next week. Watch this space.

 

 

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I know I promised pics of Ed and our time together while he was in Durban but I’ll only get on to that during this week I’m afraid. Watch this space.

In the meantime, please go take a look at this beaut craft blog. I wish I could crochet / knit. I really need to find the time and learn. If only Marie lived here . . .

 

 

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