Monday, September 08, 2014

Colourful Book Collection

This cheerful collection of 14 vintage books has just gone into the Freshly Found online store.  This bunch was far too beautiful to pull apart and make into something else.   They are Book Art all on their own - and will look good as a bright vintage accent in a decor vignette!  The books were published in the 1950s and early 1960s and were part of a series from The Companion Book Club (London).  I love the gently coloured

Monday, September 01, 2014

A Happy Blue and White Spring Day

 A fresh new batch of ink blue proteas.  Happy Southern Hemisphere Spring Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Picnic that Never Happened

A while ago we went to an outdoor dinner with a group of friends.  We all brought parts of the meal, and I was responsible for the decor.  I decided to use paper that I had at home to create place mats and candle holders.  I was rather pleased with the outcome.  (*)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Re-styled Cardigan

I thought I'd show you a project I did a while ago.  A friend gave me a beautiful cotton cable jersey that she was no longer wearing.  I wore it as a v-neck pullover for a while, but decided I would rather have a cardigan.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cords - Rainbow Tinted Coils

I have a copy of Elizabeth Glasier Foster's book - Embroidery and Design in the New Stitchery, published in 1926.  Included in this volume is a chapter on making the most interesting cords.
Her colourful encouragement lights up the black and white pages with expressions like:
"Cord constitutes a very effective, artistic and most inexpensive form of trimming for dresses, hats and all sorts of household articles."
"The twisting and the twining of the bright-coloured threads into rainbow-tinted coils..."

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Book Logs

The phrases: 'Book Folding' and 'Folded Books' are right up there in the top 10 search keywords that bring people to the Freshly Found blog.
We have done a fair bit of book work over the years at Freshly Found.
With life being rather chilly here in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought it may be a good idea to warm up the view of the fireplace with some 'logs'!
[Please don't actually set them alight in your fireplace, unless you want a quick short blaze]
These Book Logs are made from Basic Barrel Roll Fold.  You may like to pop over to the Freshly Found Tutorial for that.  Happy folding!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Launch of The Golden Paw Society - Freshly Found Was There!

Thanks to The Highway Mail for mentioning Freshly Found's presence at the launch of the Golden Paw Society.  The theme of the event was recycling, which is where we fitted in.
I am so grateful to charities like the SPCA for the service they provide for recycling businesses like Freshly Found.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kanzashi Flower Necklace

Japanese styled fabric flower necklace created from local vintage sari fabric. 

Threaded with a hand-twisted cotton cord and finisnished off with touches of crochet.
New in the online store. 
More colour options coming soon!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Washi Proteas

Today is the start of the annual ECR House and Garden Show.
Freshly Found proteas will be on display at the Washi Bug Stand. 
Each Protea is decorated with Washi tape from their range.  In particular, we used the recently launched Candy Stripe Protea Design by Surita Brink.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mixed Bunch of Proteas

A new option in the online store - a bright mixed bunch of Proteas!
The flowers are made up from a variety of coloured and painted recycled papers.
Each bunch consists of 7 proteas, 4 origami lilies and 5 feather leaves.
Freshly Found was delighted to donate 1 of these bunches to the Durban etsy craft party last week.
The bunch of proteas is long lasting and is great for home decor or for commercial reception areas.
The blooms have a very high recycled content and local crafters are involved in hand making them, so they have an appeal to those who are environmentally and community conscious.
Visit the Freshly Found Online Store to find out more