Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Get It Again!

Yesterday's suggestion in Cosmo was to "Get-It".
Well today our local Durban "Get-It" mag features an interview with me. 
Certainly a week for Freshly Found Media!

Monday, July 26, 2010

What's Hot This Month...?

....According to the latest edition of Cosmo, our Collar Cushions are!

Thanks for putting us at the top of the what's up, new and unmissable list.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cape Rhythm

It's been such a busy week since we got back from the Cape and I have had the pleasure/stress of adapting to a new computer with new programs, etc! I am sure that by next week I will be loving Windows 7 and Outlook 2010!
We had a wonderful few days in one of my favourite parts of the world! 
We were based in Stellenbosch and enjoyed so many beautiful wine estates and places to eat, enjoyed seeing family and being with friends.
I loved the rhythm in so many of the scenes, and am sharing some with you today - Musicians at Bastille Day in Franschhoek, Barrels of Wine at Lourensford and VIne lattice at Morgenster

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Living and Working at Home

Living and working from home, means that storage of Freshly Found products often has to be integrated with the decor of my home.
These recycled  paper lilies live on a vintage music stand in my dining room between markets!
The piano in my Living Room became a temporary home for this order of Bibliogami before it was delivered earlier today.
But, I am leaving all of this behind and heading off to a freezing cold, but exciting Stellenbosch for a few days.  We will be celebrating Bastille Day in Franschoek on Saturday. 
I'll be back to living and working from home again next week!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful Books, Inside and Out

I am busy on an exciting collaborative project, using folded books!It will be a while before I can show you what I am doing.
I don't read novels [I prefer How-To books] but I have loved deconstructing  these vintage books - and enjoying the linen, the fonts, the library markings, etc
Some of the dust covers are works of art in themselves.  I found this dust cover on one of Neville Shute's books appealing and so I went off on a creative tangent and made it into a cover for my handbag notebook!
I know it will add an edge to my scribbled shopping lists and reminders!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


Life, since I last posted on my blog has been quite busy and quite interesting!
In celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband and I flew our children and ourselves to Gauteng to ride on the new Gautrain. 
We stopped off for breakfast at Maria Koutsoudakis' beautiful Life Store at Sandton City.
The Gautrain was a wonderful experience.  It felt like being in Europe, but everything was so brand new, shiny and squeaky clean!
Saturday was another I♥market. It was good to get together with fellow bloggers and store holders and customers.
My mom and youngest daughter arrived back on Sunday from 2 weeks away in Scotland and Ireland.  It is great to have them back.
Freshly Found is going well too. There are some exciting developments. It's keeping me very busy!