Thursday, March 31, 2011

The April Market

Freshly Found is madly preparing for this Saturday's i♥market! Pop in to see quite a few new products.  I'll be there for the first part of the morning, before leaving for a wedding in the Midlands. Christy will be there all day! 
I am so excited to have received the prints of the pic I told you about earlier in the week.  These will be for sale too.
See you on Saturday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paper Wall Sconces

I made these wall sconces from leftover book bits.  The top surface is nice and flat, but needs goodies that are not too heavy.  
A peppadew gift from a friend, a Freshly Found Flower Pin and 
this blocked illustrated page from a vintage 101 Dalamtions work quite nicely!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jacobean Paper Embroidery

All the work I do with books, leaves me with lots of paper print offcuts.  I am fascintated with the different fonts and colours of the book pages and the way they age differently.
I have a serious collection of vintage craft books too, and so I used a Jacobean embroidery pattern as the basis for creating this poster.
The paper comes from vintage magazines and books.  I love the gentle faded hues!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


We stayed up til the early hours of this morning, chatting on the verandah outside and admiring the biggest full moon in 18years!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Origami Lily Boquets

I have been so looking forward to seeing Nadia of Cupcake Couture's wedding pics.  How special to see how the Freshly Found Origami Lilies worked in the bridesmaids boquets!
Both Nadia and her husband Daniel are super-creative Durbanites, and their wedding pics reflect this so well. There's a lovely article on the beautiful day at Cap Classique.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Morning

I set my alarm clock for 4.15am this morning, because my son assured us that it's really cool to go to the beach and watch the sun rise. 
He was right. We took lots of pics, had a lovely picnic breakfast and enjoyed the early morning buzz down there.
We had company, most of it out at sea - The stripe pattern of the tyretracks of all the trailers nearby showed just how many other people got up early too!. 
Why we don't do this more often?!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some More Family Loveliness!

I don't think my daughter will mind if I share some more corners from their beautiful home.
See how Gen Motley's Bird Cage Cutout fits so well into this eclectic collection
This gorgeous lampshade is a real focal point.
 You can tell she's an avid i♥market shopper.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Bird in a Cage

Last week on our walk around Kirstenbosch, I was intrigued to see the fruit of these Strelitzia [or Bird of Paradise] flowers wrapped in chicken wire. 
I was pleased to get home and find the reason here:
"At Kirstenbosch, the grey squirrel that Cecil John Rhodes brought with him from England, Sciurus carolinensis, which has naturalized itself here, will consume nearly all the crop if unchecked. It takes the entire, almost-ripe green capsule, leaving nothing but the vandalized remains of the spathe behind. We have battled for years to find the best way of protecting our developing seed, and short of erecting a cage around the plants in the garden, we have found that enclosing each fertilized flower in fine-mesh chicken wire keeps the squirrels out."

Saturday, March 05, 2011

New Lines

Hairbands and lace bowls!  Some new products lines that are being developed.
They will be at the i♥market in Durban today!
Be there and say hi to Christy and Callie who will be Freshly Founding for me today!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I Heart Market this Saturday!

Freshly Found will be at the i♥market this Saturday. 
The stall will be in the very capable hands of Christy and Callie this week! I'll miss seeing many of you, but am taking time off to work on new product designs. Be back soon!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


We visited Kirstenbosch Gardens this past weekend, and it brought back happy memories of childhood trips there. 
It was a beautiful break from the buzzing crowds of the Indaba the day before. 
Untamed is a temporary exhibition in the gardens - 
While there was lots of sculpture on display, I was taken with textured typography and the red rusting pavillion!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


We had a wonderful few days in Cape Town. It's always a treat to be there - and we enjoyed the Design Indaba and catching up with some friends too. [The weather was just a bit too hot!]
One of the many highlights was our visit to Hemelhuijs
A delightful restaurant in Waterkant Street. Loads of atmosphere, really friendly service and delicious food.
It was great to see some Durbanites at the Design Indaba. Gen Motley and Rhenda from iKayha did really well. Jo of Coelho has quite a few pics on her blog.